Essay on Holidays in Albania

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Have you ever thought about having exciting and incredibly cheap vacations? Albania might be the right choice. According to My Travel Guide, Albania is ranked the fourth among ten places worth visiting in Eastern Europe (“Top 10 Eastern European Destinations”). One can encounter three kinds of vacations in this Mediterranean country: winter, summer, and cultural. The ideal places to spend your winter vacations are the Albanian Alps. They are situated in the northern Albania, where tourists have discovered amazing mountains, landscapes with isolated charm-full valleys, and ancient traditions. The valley of Valbona is the first picturesque landscape you should visit. The snowy sword-like mountains that surround the valley perfectly…show more content…
You can choose the kind of sea you like better, either the shallow, sandy one, or the deep and salty sea. The first is Adriatic, and it lies from Shkodra to Vlora. The second one, Ion, lies from Vlora to Saranda. Velipoja is Shkodra’s beach. Related to Velipoja Guide, Velipoja’s seaside is fourteen kilometers long and two hundred meters wide (“Velipoja”). It is the most popular northwestern Albanian beaches of natives of Kosovo. More southwards, Lezha is the western Albanian city whose beach is Shëngjin. The most important characteristic of Shëngjin beach is that its sand contains too much iodine. Consequently, it has curative impact on its tourists. Along the western Albanian seaside, the next touristic city to visit is Durrës. It has the biggest seaport in Albania. Many hotels with the main view towards the sea are situated in Durrës. Hotel Adriatic is the most famous one. In 1989, the reporter Marvine Howe claimed that according to Adriatic hotel’s manager, Durrës was becoming quite desirable for Europeans, especially for West Germans (3). Going more southwards, the seaside city at which the virgin Albanian Ionian Riviera starts, is Vlora. It is the most attractive city of the Albanian countryside: the sea lies next to the mountains. In 1990, Robert Stone confirms the unexploited nature of the Ionian Riviera: Along the Ionian coast of Albania the visitor will be able to see the south European littoral as it was when Byron saw it, which he did, and was
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