Touristic potential of Albania.
The Natural potential
Albania is estimated as a country privileged by nature. This small country is characterized by a richness of natural diversity, which is expressed in all elements of the natural environment, such as landforms, climate, hydrography, animal and vegetable life. The Relief presents sharp contrasts, which create a particular charm to the eye of tourists. We go from the bank of the sea immediately in the high mountains. Only about 100 km from the sea is the highest mountain in the country, Korab, 2751 m. About 80% of the land area is located on a height of 200 m to the sea level.
Geographically and physically, Albania has four main areas: the mountainous region of North (Albanian Alps), the mountainous region of the center, the mountainous region of the South (with the beautiful "Albanian Riviera"), the Plain of South-West, which present a great potential for the tourism.
The protected areas in our country are part of land and water reserves protected due the biological diversity, the natural and cultural richness they offer. They are divided into six categories according to their importance: 4 strictly protected areas, 11 national parks, 300 natural monuments, 26 administered sites, 4 terrestrial or marine protected areas and 4 resources protected areas. These protected areas