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Monday, October 22, 2012

Discovery Southern Albania


Discovery Southern Albania

archaelogical-parks For more info visit http://www.albaniantourism.com/
Ersekë
Ersekë is a new town founded at the beginning of the eighteenth century. It is located at the bottom of Mt. Gramoz at an altitude of 1,050 m above sea level
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Gjirokastër
Gjirokastër was declared a “Museum City” in 1961 and a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 2005. It is the main southern city in the country. Initially, it was an Illyrian settlement linked to the Argjiro tribe.
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Përmet
Përmet is located in the southeastern part of Albania. In ancient times it was called Tryfilia, and it was inhabited by the Illyrian tribe of the Parauej, who settled close to what is called today the Vjosa River.
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Tepelenë
Tepelenë was founded on the shores of Vjosa River, about 30 kilometers from where this river meets the Drino, on a rocky elevation. The name Tepelenë means “the Hill of Helen,” because according to
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Cultural Attractions
Ancient Town of Antigonea
Antigonea was founded in 295 B.C. by Pirro, the King of Epirus, and it was built in the following century where an earlier Illyrian settlement used to exist. It was named after Pirro’s first wife, the daughter of the King of Egypt.
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Natural Attractions
Fir-Tree of Hotovë National Park
The park covers a surface area of 1,200 ha and is located in the area of Frashër, about 35 kilometers northeast of the town of Përmet.
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