The coastline with both waters of lagoons and wetlands stretches for 450 km long. Two distinct zones are Adriatic and Ionian sea. Albanian coastline has a high potential for tourism activities (Sun & Sea). In the interior part of the country there are very nice landscapes, which makes another attraction for tourists and visitors.
The Albanian nature offers a good opportunitie for different kind of tourism activities, including coastal tourism, green tourism, white tourism, adventoures tourism.
The best alternative suitable for kids and family vacations are the beaches found in the Adriatic sea . Those are Velipoja, Durresi , Golemi, Divjaka, and Plazhi I Ri in Vlora. In the other hand the Ionian coast is known for its small intime beaches and it is highly frequented by young generation. These beaches offers great possibilities for several water activities such as diving, sailing , etc.
The Albanian coast is enriched with several lagoons which are a valuable natural object for echo - tourism, bird watching . This happens especially in the lagoons of Karavasta, and Kune - Vain.
It is often thought that canyons have served long time ago like passages over Corrovodas river, but through passing of time, the ceilings of passages have been destroyed creating another various shapes that today form the canyon. In the gulf of this canyon that is passed from Osum river in both its sides, outflow falls from different villages which pass in a rock chain. The origin of the biggest canyon in Albania, by many European researchers and geographers is thought as one of the greatest in Europe. The canyon is marvelous for its ecosystem that preserves in itself where as well, where the greenery in both sides of canyon is a permanent feature.
Mediterranean bushes like heath, briar etc with a rich lively world and different categories of fish are preserved in river foundation. In the slopes of the canyon, erosive activity has created a rock chain, one of the rarest found in Albanian canyons.
The view they offer when you see from high up is really breathtaking but the experience when you are actually down and having a walk makes you think you are part of a fairytale, or perhaps dreaming.
The city of Pogradec is located in the southwestern part of the lake shores .There are several tourist spots round the lake , such as Lini, Pojksa, Driloni and Tushemisht. Althought there are many hotels in this zone, now it is expanding the number of "Guest hoses" rented to the tourists. In the other hand in the northwester of Albania is Shkodra Lake,the biggest lake in Balkan. It has a surface of 365 sq,km but only 148 sq,km belongs to Albania. There are tourist spots of Shiroka and Zogaj which are well known for their fish restaurants . Bathing, swimming , rowing and fishing are the main activites in this lake.
Prespa Lake, the highest tectonic lake in Balkan has an area of 285 sq.km from which 44 sq,km belongs to Albanian territory . It is known for the high rocky shores with small beaches. There is the small island of Maligran where is the eremite church of Saint Mary.