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Sailing in Buna river and Shkodra Lake

A number of citizens from Shkodra of different ages and occupations undertook a sailing trip in River Buna and Lake Shkodra. 

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Osumi River and Canyons

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Rrajca

Rrajca is a protected area located in the district of Librazhd. Rrajca is located in the northern and eastern slope of Shebeniku Mountain and contains glacial lakes, which constitute a natural attraction to visit. These lakes have an average length of 100 meters and an average width of 80 meters. They are located at a height of 2200 meters above sea level. Tourists should follow the paved road Përrenjas - Rrajcë to come to these lakes and then, from the village to Rrajca lakes by walking.

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Gashi River Valley

This area is located in the district of Tropoja and includes the area on the northeastern edge of Albania, the highest point of the border between Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. Gashi River Valley, which flows into Valbona, starts from the Dobërdol glacial areas. The flow of this valley is well known for its natural beauty, with a narrow range of enlargements creating very attractive features. In one of its segments, the valley narrows too much thus taking the form of a narrow canyon. Slopes of the valley are lined with oak forests, especially with coniferous and beech.

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Biza

Biza mountain, is located in the district of Tirana, in the comune of Shën Gjergj. The distance from the capital is 85 kilometers. The field of Biza is located 1200 meters above the sea level. It is 4 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide and has fresh air all year round. The fields are surrounded by the craggy mountain slopes, especially from the southeast and north western side. The field of Biza is crossed by the river with the same name, which then disappears within a cave near the village of Val.
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Shtam Pass National Park

The Park is located 25 kilometers to the northeast of Kruja with an area of 2,000 hectares. The water source "Queen Mother" is one of the most attractive spots in the Park with clean, cold and curative water. The Park is frequented by a large number of visitors.

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Dajti National Park

Dajti National Park is situated in the east of the capital and has a surface of 3,300 hectares. It is located in the eastern part of the scope of Tirana, 26 km east of the capital and 50 km from "Mother Teresa" airport. This park is highly frequented by day visitors and is considered "The Natural Balcony of Tirana". Dajti National Park can be reached by car, following the national road, or by a cable car, thus enjoying a spectacular panoramic view.

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Dhermiu

Dhermiu that follow more in the south of Albania is one of the most frequented and important tourist places of Albanian littoral. The crystal waters of the sea, isolated beaches, water sports and subsurface diving make this beach very prefered by the youth generation. The beaches that are part of Dhermi are Jaliksari, Shkambo and Gjipea.

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Orikumi

In south of Vlora's bay there is Orikumi, where lately is build a harbor for yachts. Orikumi's beach is about 2 km long. In this area there are Pana and Rrapi sea caves.

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Pish Poro Fier and Vlora

The embouchure of Vjosa, which lies in the south, constitutes a natural protected area in both sides of the river that are called Pish Poro Fier and Vlora. This is a natural area with seaside pines, isolated sandy beaches and a convenient nesting place for seabirds.

 

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