Friday, September 28, 2012

Albania Part 1 - Tourism in Albania

The natural beauty of Albania
The crystal clear waters
Ohrid and Pogradec
Adriatic Coast
Blue waters of the Adriatic coast
Albania is located in the south-eastern part of Europe and geographically located in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. The country stretches along the magnificent coast of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Strait of Otranto as it separates Albania and Italy! In the north and north-west Albania borders with Serbia and Montenegro. In the east it borders with the Republic of Macedonia, and in the south-east and in the south - with Greece. In the central part of the coast is dominated by plains, well, almost all the rest of the territory is occupied by majestic mountains - there are Northern Albanian Alps ridge Tomori, Corabi (up to 2864 meters!).
The largest lakes are considered to Albania following lakes: Shkodra (Skadar Lake or), Lake Ohrid, Lake Prespa. Rivers of Albania known following the river: the river Drin, Vjosa, Mother, and many other smaller rivers.
More than 43% of the country is covered by forests? Of these, about 25% - this Alpine meadows.
Pogradec - a small town in eastern Albania, which is the county seat, Pogradec is in Korca. Pogradec is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Ohrid at the foot of the mountain is wet. The city belongs to the geographical area of ​​the same name - is wet.
Another city - Ohrid - located on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid, but in the Republic of Macedonia. Ohrid population of more than 55 thousand inhabitants. In the city a lot of picturesque houses and monuments. Of course, the main item of the city budget is tourism, as a lot of people come to visit these interesting places. Ohrid is located east of Tirana (capital of Albania), and to the south-west of the city of Skopje. One hypothesis is the origin of the name "Ohrid" Slavic and it means "on the ridge" or "on the mountain."
In 1979 and 1980, together with the Ohrid Lake Ohrid have been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site!
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