Today started in Vlora the sixth edition of Aulona Interfolk Festival, an activity that gather groups of traditional dancing from all around Europe. This event was made possible thanks to the support of the Albanian National Tourism Agency. Vlora menwhile celebrated the summer season opening too. On the occasion the Municipality of Vlora had arranged different activities. The National Tourism Agency were part of the agenda for the organization's operations and has opened a photographic exhibition, in which have been shown photographic images of landscapes of the beautiful seaside of Vlora.
The Albanian National Tourism Agency supported today even the summer season opening in Orikum, through its staff and the needed logistic support, as an exhibition gallery of the beauty of the district of Vlora, and different brochures and other informative and illustrative materials about the tourism and cultural heritage in Albania.
Nature in Albania comes in a variety of forms and offers numerous opportunities for exercise and enjoyment through sports and activities, all of which can make for a remarkable vacation. Mountains and hills, which occupy two-thirds of the country and extend from the north to the south, offer opportunities for hiking, trekking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, cave exploration, etc.
An old (but newly restored) family stone house within an easy five minute walk from Himara's city center and its nearest beach awaits you! A calm atmosphere for all ages is complemented by its garden and friendly owners. Free internet is served all the time and don't be surprised if you are served some of the great mountain tea (a local specialty made with mint), some homemade jam, or perhaps raki to enliven your spirits. Not that they will really need a boost here! There are two dorms upstairs - four beds each, one of the bedrooms has it's own traditional fireplace.
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.
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.
Zvërneci Island is one of the two islands in Narta Lagoon in Vlora. It is very picturesque and its landscape is dotted with beautiful cypress trees. The island is also home to the historically significant Santa Maria Church. Access to the island is via a wooden bridge, which offers spectacular views of the lagoon
Haxhi Ali Cave is situated in Karaburun Peninsula. Located in a cliff, it is the biggest coastal cave in Albania at 30 meters long, 10 meters wide and 10-15 meters high. Haxhi Ali was a sailor from the costal town of Ulcinj.