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  • Destination Albania
  • Albania is a country in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula in South Eastern Europe, bor- dered by the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea in the west, the former Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montene- gro) and Kosova in the north, FYR of Macedonia in the east, and Greece in the south. From the Strait of Otranto, Albania (Karaburun Peninsula) is less than 100 km (60 miles) from Italy. The coun- try covers a total of 28,748 squared kilometers, and has a coastline 362 km long. The capital city, Tirana, is less than 2-3 hours away from Europe’s most important centers and it is the most important metropolis in the country, beyond doubt, one of the most dynamic capitals in Europe.
  • Gjergj Kastrioti united Albanians in their struggle to resist an international power on behalf of the European civilization. He wrote some important pages in the history of Albania and Christianity. View slide
  • Mother Teresa has dedicated all her life full of sacrifices to the benefit of the poor, banished, the sick, those who have no sanctuary and are deprived of love. She has always attested to the power of fraternal friendship by so encouraging the true human and social development” Famous Albanians include Gjergj Kastrioti (Skanderbeg) and Mother Teresa. Having lived in different periods and having done different works, they are very close to each other through their message on what Albania was and what it should be. Mother TERESA Gonxhe Bojaxhiu View slide
  • 50 % of the population in Albania is under 30.One in four people in Albania has a University degree and thousands of young people graduate from the country’s educational system each year. While there are several Universities in Albania, there is a current massive trend of going to school abroad, particularly, to Western countries. Young graduates that received their degrees in the USA, Italy, France and Germany have increased the human potential and standards signifi- cantly. Education
  • Today the three and a half million Albanians of the Republic of Albania are just a central piece of mosaic of six million Albanians living in the Balkans, a very dynamic part of the 56 million people region- al market. Population
  • More than any other country in the region, communities of different religious beliefs have lived in unique harmony in Albania.
  • Religious Composition
  • Albania is known for its fascinating landscape pre- dominated by mountains, of- ten more than 2000 meters high.. Wide green valleys zigzagged by rivers and inviting white beach crescents touching the gentle blue water. Two major Lakes Shkoda and Ohrid, 11 major rivers, wonderful valleys and an amazing Mediterranean coast- line with sandy beaches and snow- capped mountain peaks and massifs towering in front of the blue Ionian Sea.
  • Generosities of nature and Albania’s dramatic beauty do not stand alone. When people visit Albania, they soon realize that it’s a strikingly beautiful country with a unique culture and a wealth of historical sites. Why Albania Over a third of the country is covered with forests while the Albanian Terri- tory includes areas that rank at the top of Europe’s high biodiversity reserves. Wetlands of International Importance Karavasta Lagoon, Lake Shkodra, River Buna and Butrint National Park, are Ramsar Sites.
  • The “Land of Eagles” has eternally been on borders that have marked empires and eras, while it also em- bodies cultures, legends and well- known characters. Cultural Heritage
  • Here we can find the footprints of Aeneas, the wars of Alexander the Great, the campaigns of Epirus, the schools where Roman emperors learned.
  • Butrinti
  • This is, beyond doubt, one of the most elegant cities of antiquity. Its urban organization, works of art and buildings are a clear proof of this. While it dates back to the 7th century B.C. signs of much earlier settlements have been uncovered in its vicinity. It`s a UN world heritage protected site.
  • Perhaps, it’s difficult to believe that 2500 years ago, some- where in Southeast of Albania, there was a city with more than 50,000 inhabitants. That city was one of the most important ports of the period. The Apollo- nian columns and cobble ways are today ancient witnesses of a magnificent city. . Apollonia
  • Ancient Dyrhacchion had one of the first universities in Europe. Its amphitheater is one of the biggest in the Balkans. This city was the western end of the famous Via Egnatia, which is an ancient version of the 8th pan-European transportation corridor. Durres
  • This period gave Albania artists and works and fantastic cities such as Berat, Gjirokastra, a World Heritage Site and Kruja, which are regarded today as world heritage. The Byzantine Period
  • Onufri the mythical painter, the famous com- poser Kukuzeli and Sinan, the exstraordinary architect created an invaluable art and civilization heritage.
  • The Albanian coast, which is 427 km long, encompasses two Seas: the Adriatic and the Ionian. The Adriatic coast is long with populated sandy beaches. Restaurants, ferry lines and ports are nearby. The Ionian coast has an infinite number of small bays offering total privacy. Within a few minutes one can leave the mountains and reach the sea, finding views of rare beauty. Not surprisingly, it’s called “The Mediterranean last pristine beach”. Tourism
  • The favorable climate, together with country’s natural & cultural heritage and geographic variety make Albania an attractive country for various kinds of tourism. Mountains more that 2000m tower above the regions of the country providing most spectacular views and excellent opportuni- ties for adventure tourism. There are numerous mountain resorts with quality hotels that cater needs of visitors.
  • c11 o c28 o Climate
  • Albania has a Mediterranean climate with dry and sunny weather. The mountains cause micro-climates which vary even in a range of a few kilometers. The average annual temperature is 11-28 degrees Celsius, with about 300 sunny days per year.
  • Traditional Albanian cuisine is typical Mediterranean characterised by often wonderfully fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, dairy products and fish in coastal areas. Cuisine
  • The ports of Durres and Vlora will soon be among the most important ports in the Balkans and entry point for the 8th Corridor. The Land of Eagles has a road infrastructure that integrates it into the regional and the European transporta- tion networks. Transport
  • The new terminal, of “Mother Teresa” international airport that actually caters over 20 Albanian and for- eign airline companies, will soon increase the airport processing capacity from 500 thousand to 1.5 million passengers per year.
  • Communication tech- nologies are the flavor of the day in Albania. This has enhanced communication standards significantly. Two out of three Albanians use their mobile phones as a main medium. Communication Vodafone-Albania and AMC are the main Mobile Telecommunication Com- panies operating in Albania covering almost all the Albanian Territory. Thanks to Albtelekom, public fixed telephony provider, and a big number of private ISP companies, internet access is spreading rapidly. Private postal service companies operating in Albania are DHL, TNT, FedEx, etc.
  • Albania is one of the most devel- oped countries in using digital television media. In addition to public television channel there are two other national television channels and 68 local ones, two national radio stations and 56 local ones. There are two satellite platforms, a terrestrial digital platform and 10 cable networks. There are more than 20 daily newspapers, many of which are independent. Media
  • Albania’s gross domestic product has grown steadily, mainly through contribution of the private sector. The average annual growth of 5 to 6% is one of the fastest in the Region. The infla- tion rate has been curbed to 2-3%, and public debt has been kept under 4%. These figures speak for themselves. Construction is the most dynamic sector of the economy. Its current share of GDP is 10 % with a growing trend. Albanian developers and constructing companies have changed the face of the country, which many call “New Albania”. Economy
  • There are 18 private banks operating in Albania with local branches in major cities. They provide a full range of standard services, and are increasingly supporting the development of business. Prestigious names from the financial markets of USA, Italy, Austria, Germany and Greece operate in Albania, providing their services to do- mestic and international clients and investors. The Banking System
  • The signing of the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the Council of Europe, the progress towards NATO membership, the re- cent political development regarding integration process and the newly established stability in the region are the best evidence for safety and stability. Safety and Stability
  • Furthermore the macroeconomic development and major devel- opment projects are prepared in close consultation with international organizations, while legislation has adopted the most advanced European Standards, thus generating opportunities for Albania to become a gateway to major eastern markets.
  • Albania is a European country full of positive and pleasant surprises. Come to Albania, and you will find the Mediterranean beauty, people who want to develop their country, a warm hospitality, natural riches and, above all, long-lasting gratitude.
  • Albania is a European country full of positive and pleasant surprises. Come to Albania, and you will find the Mediterranean beauty, people who want to develop their country, a warm hospitality, natural riches and, above all, long-lasting gratitude.