Voyage

Stay home today, travel tomorrow! The ancient ruins will still be out there!

  For those of you who are intrigued by the ancient times and their proof of existence, I assure you that all archaeological parks, amphitheatres, UNESCO heritage and old towns will be waiting for your visit after this pandemic of modern times comes to an end. Promise!
They have survived hundreds and thousands of years only for us to be amazed by their history and design and we are proud to have them part of our national heritage. 
Visit Albania and its town of 1000 windows (Berat), our largest archaeological park of Apollonia and its relics, Buthrotum (UNESCO Heritage), Gjirokastra’s traditional house architecture and its citadel and of course, so many more historical sites.

© Armela Qafoku, Ecotour Albania

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Let’s Embrace Mother Nature to recover physically and mentally!

  As we collectively share such unusual times of being threatened by an invisible enemy, nature is doing what it does best: amazes us. Looking out of the window or balcony, we can see all the beautiful colors of spring and summer. The trees have blossomed, the air is clean and the high far away mountains invite us to join their rich life. 
Whether it is hiking from one alpine village to another or simply enjoying the breathtaking views of rivers, waterfalls and canyons, the Albanian nature will be the best medication you could take for both your mind and body.
Oh and the food is delicious! You will connect more with the locals and learn about the history and tradition while tasting fresh products and dishes. Raki will be a good company too.

 

© Armela Qafoku, Ecotour Albania

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Albania guest of honor in Christmas market of Brussels

The Christmas market in Brussels in December 2017 will have an extra jewel to decorate it’s Christmas tree, Albania.

Brussels’ square will be animated by all what is the best from Albania. In order to know this beautiful country, we invite you to visit the stands dedicated to Albania.

The agents of the tour operator Ecotour Albania will tell you more about the holidays, tours, itineraries, cultural tours and adventure offered by Albania. The trips organized by Ecotour Albania respects the charters of responsible and sustainable tourism. 

Direct contact with locals, authentic places, beautiful mountain and seaside landscapes are part of the menu of Ecoutor Albania.

White wine, red or sparkling; beer, olive oil, typical dishes, crafts, but also traditional dance shows: this is what the city of Tirana and Albania will be offering you during the “Winter’s pleasures” which will be held from the end of the month in the city center. The Albanian capital will be the guest of honor of this 17th edition. 

All of the above will be installed on the St. Catherine Square in front of the church. 

Mire se vini ne Shqiperi

Welcome to Albania.

 

Visit of Apollonia

Visite d'Apollonia

Climbing in Bovilla

Escalade à Bovilla

Visit of Butrint, UNESCO

Visite de Butrint, UNESCO

Hiking in Albanian Alps

Ranndonnée dans les Alpes Albanaises

Holidays in Albania

Vacances en Albanie

Berat, Unesco

Berat, Unesco

Travel to Albania, off the beaten track

Voyage en Albanie, hors des sentiers battus

Ski and snowshoeing in the Albanian Alps

Ski et raquettes dans les Alpes Albanaises

I survived Albania

“I survived Albania. If you don’t visit this place you are really missing out”.

It took an English cyclist, two months 5000 km and lots of other troubles to finally finish his adventure of cycling from London to Athens.

His journey was incredible as well as at times frustrating, but this guy made it. Despite all the difficulties during his trip he got to discover new places, one of them was Albania. He recorded his voyage to Albania and he posted his video on YouTube under the name “I survived Albania”. The cyclist, Yolo Nathan states that he discovered a wonderful place, perfect to travel by bike, especially because the streets are well maintained.    

In his Facebook page he writes as follows: I found out that Albania was a very safe place, the people are fantastic and it has the best streets of the world. Everybody kept telling me that it was dangerous to cycle in Albania. But I ignored their advice by continuing my trip in this wonderful country.

   

 

See Videos : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdc6djbDrE4

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjCXnlJtq9k

 

Source : http://yolonathan.com/cycle-route-across-europe/

 

 

The six main things to do and visit in Tirana

Spend one night in “Blloku”.

During the communist regime of Enver Hoxha, the area of Bllok was only reserved for communist nomenclature of that time. After Hoxha’s death this neighborhood was opened and everybody was allowed to enter in the areas of Bllok.

Today it is not only a place where everybody meets to have a drink or eat something but it is also the most expensive neighborhood in Tirana. You can find there bars, restaurants, pubs and stores. This place is without doubt the best one if you want to experience the night life in Tirana.

 

Visit the Dajti Mountain by going there with the longest cable car of the Balkan.

    Dajti Mountain the perfect place to go, if you want to leave behind for one day or one afternoon the noisy Tirana. Just 30 minutes away from Tirana (and only for 30 lek = 0.21 cents), are located the cable cars of Dajti Express. During the way up to the mountain you can see really spectacular views if the city and surrounding areas. After arriving you decide whether you want to have a coffee, horse ride, have a walk or climb to the top.

 

Visit the National Historical Museum.  

Located in the center of Tirana, this museum is the biggest museum of the country. Those people who are eager to know the history of Albania and their people mustn’t miss the opportunity to visit this museum. Take also the time to see the marvelous mosaic on the museum, which shows how the Albanians made their way to the independence.

 

Take a coffee outdoor or on a terrace.

The coffee is very important for Albanians and for their lifestyle. It’s in bars, instead of offices, where lots of deals are closed.

 

Visit the catholic and orthodox cathedral and the Et’hem Bey Mosque.

These are the three main religious monuments in Tirana. The orthodox cathedral, the Catholic Church and the Mosque represents the three main religions in Albania. They are not difficult to visit since are located next to the Scanderbeg Square. Except the time of prayers, these monuments are open to the visit of tourists.

 

Take a “tour” on a second hand market (like Gabi).

Colorful, crowded and diverse, the "Gabi" are enthusiastic places. Ideal for lovers of second-hand goods of any kind. You will also find fruit and vegetable sellers, sunglasses sellers, tobacco, honey ... To sum up, we can find there almost everything!