Albania

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Land of Eagles (Shqiperia) near Adriatic Sea was almost sealed for tourists until 1990. Now country bordering Adriatic Sea on the western side has great potential for fast development. Smaller cities on the coastline are attractive for tourists but if you’re here to do business then capital Tirana should be your top choice. Large part of the country offers great mountains with highest peak mount Korab at 2.753 m.

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Architectural remains are visible from the Ottoman empire, time of Italian occupation and socialist era that started after the second world war. They’re scattered all over the country but if you want them piled up in one place, then you will have to visit city center of Albanian capital. But it is true, that different rules of Albania in last centuries have left little architectural surpsul.
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What what Albania still has today, is pretty clean enviroment and unspoiled nature. You can find many national parks worth visiting, and coastal part is just beautifull, waiting for big investments. There is a big place for eco tourism in the future but it will have to be developed.
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There are few bigger cities in the country, like Gjirokastër, Elbasan, Durrës, Korçë and others. Especially worth visiting are the Skadar and Ohrid lakes, both on the list of the possibly oldest lakes in the whole world.

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Albania lies on the south of the Balcan peninsula, bordering Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece. It is in hilly region, which is well worth of long exploring. If you like hiking the mountains, Albania is great place to do that, of course, it is not very developed in most of the country and lacks good roads in higher altituted. But moutains and lakes are a big oportunity for the future development of the country.

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Attractions:
Lake Ohrid (UNESCO Heritage), Mangalem district in Berat city with citadel, Amphitheatre of Dürres with Palace of king Zog durres and Orthodox church, Elbasan Castle, St George’s Orthodox Cathedral in Fier with Apolonian dwelling house and Museum of Apollonia, Gjirokastër Castle, Korcza cathedral, grave of Skanderbeg and Lezhë Castle , Mes Bridge, Rozafa Castle, Ebu Beker Mosque and Orthodox Cathedral in Shkodër (Skadar), St. Theodore Orthodox Church in Vlora

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