Albania is a small Mediterranean country once known as the world’s most closed-off and controlled countries. Today, it welcomes visitors to relish in country’s rich cultural traditions and heritage.
Numerous beaches, snow-covered mountains, pristine river valleys, fabled warm hospitality of the Albanians make you feel at home. Rich cultural heritage throughout the country enables you to explore Illyrian and medieval castles, Byzantine monasteries, Ottoman cities.
The Albanian language is one of the oldest living languages in the world. Albanian cuisine offers a blend of Mediterranean and Oriental flavours in its many traditional dishes. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites include Butrint and historic centres of Berat and Gjirokastra. The list of national parks is a longer one, Butrint, Mount Dajti, Divjake-Karavasta being just a few of them.
In the country whose shores are washed by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas visitors can explore its ancient past and watch the present dynamic development in action.
|January 1 – 2||New Year’s Day|
|March 14||Summer Day|
|March 22||Nevrouz day|
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|May 1||Labour Day|
|October 19||Day of Beatification of Mother Teresa|
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|November 28||Independence Day|
|November 29||Liberation Day|
|December 8||National Youth Day|
|December 25||Christmas Day|