Lungomare – Vlora Waterfront International Competition
The city of Vlora and the Albanian government hosted the Lungomare Vlora Waterfront International competition on 21st of February. Five international team applicants were invited to give their final presentation in front of the jury at the Petro Marke Theater.
The Lungomare Vlora Waterfront Promenade is envisioned as a vibrant pedestrian zone and a major recreational area facing some of the new inhabited parts of the city, but in itself represents the oldest touristic attraction of the city. Continue reading “Lungomare Vlora Waterfront”
New York Times list of places to visit in 2014 included the Albanian Coast
Newly the New York Times posted its list of 52 Places to Go in 2014. Surprisingly for us the Albanian Coast was suggested at nr. 4 of this long list. This 4th position makes us feel proud of our beautiful country and fills us with responsibility and happiness in the same time.
Here is what The New York Times Travel journalist Tim Neville writes about the Albanian Coast.
4. Albanian Coast
On a rugged shore, Europe at its best.
What if you could combine the rugged beauty you’d find on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast with the ruins of an undiscovered Turkey or Greece, all wrapped in the easygoing nature characteristic of rural Italy — at a fraction of the cost? Turns out you can, on the coast of Albania. The roughly Maryland-size country, between Greece and Montenegro, sits about 45 miles east of Italy on the eastern shores of the Adriatic and has limestone-ringed beaches, ancient ruins like Butrint and waterfront inns where you can stay for less than $50 a night. Rampant development threatened to turn it all to concrete in the years after Communism, but a new government took office in September on promises of keeping the coast authentic. Head to villages like Qeparo, within sight of Corfu, where you can kayak past Cold War submarine tunnels, swim by abandoned forts and watch the tide rise during a dinner of fresh fish at an inn called the Riviera. This is Europe when it was fresh and cheap. — TIM NEVILLE
Find the whole list of 52 Places to Go in 2014
“Ëndrra e fundme” e një operatori turistik anglez: Trenat shqiptarë në guidën turistike të majit 2014
Anglezët si ngaherë të tillë. Të çuditshëm në gustot, e po aq në gjetjen e mënyrave praktike të udhëtimeve, larg asaj mondanes që me sa duket janë lodhur, e të etur për aventura… Gazeta britanike “Daily Mail”, në destinacionet turistike të guidave ndërkombëtare, ka përfshirë edhe një udhëtim me tren “që kalon përmes Shqipërisë”, përgjatë muajit Maj 2014.
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