A brief overview of Albania
We made this short documentary to give you a quick introduction of our beautiful country.
This video is a mixture of locals' daily life and the main sites to visit, in the following order: Tirana, Durres, Kruja, Shkodra, Berat, Gjirokastra, Apollonia, Saranda, Butrinti.
A nation in southern Europe, placed in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula on the Strait of Otranto, the southern passage to the Adriatic Sea. The capital city is Tirana (Tiranë).
Albanians allude to themselves as shqiptarë, importance "sons of eagles," and to their nation as Shqipëria. They are relatives of the aged Illyrians, who existed in focal Europe and moved southward to the region of Albania at the start of the Bronze Age, around the range of 6000 BCE. They have existed in relative detachment and lack of clarity through the vast majority of their troublesome history, to some degree in view of the tough landscape of their precipitous land additionally in view of an unpredictable of verifiable, social, and social components.
In light of its area on the Adriatic Sea, Albania has since a long time ago served as a bridgehead for different countries and domains looking for success abroad. In the second century BCE the Illyrians were vanquished by the Romans, and from the closure of the fourth century CE they were led by the Byzantine Empire. In the wake of enduring hundreds of years of intrusion by Visigoths, Huns, Bulgars, and Slavs, the Albanians were at last vanquished by the Ottoman Turks in the fifteenth century. Footstool manage cut off Albania from Western civilization for more than four centuries, yet in the late nineteenth century the nation started to evacuate itself from Ottoman impact and to rediscover old affinities and normal diversions with the West.
Albania was announced free in 1912, however the accompanying year the division of its limits by the incredible powers of Europe (Austria-Hungary, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Russia) relegated about half its domain and individuals to neighbouring states. Administered as a government between the World Wars, Albania rose up out of the roughness of World War II as a comrade state that wildly ensured its sway and in which just about all parts of life were regulated by the controlling gathering. Anyhow with the cave in of other comrade administrations starting in 1989, new social strengths and law based political gatherings developed in Albania. This movement reflected the nation's proceeding introduction at the West, and it concurred with the Albanian individuals' long-standing valuation for Western engineering and social accomplishments even while holding their own ethnic personality and social legacy.
Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
The noteworthy towns of Gjirokatra and Berat, in the Drinos River valley in southern Albania, are extraordinary cases of decently saved towns of a structural character commonplace of the Ottoman period. The thirteenth-century bastion of Gjirokastra furnishes the point of convergence of the town with its run of the mill tower houses (Turkish kule).
Normal for the Balkan locale, Gjirokastra holds an arrangement of exceptional illustrations of kule, a sort of building that solidified in the seventeenth century.
At the same time Gjirokastra likewise characteristics some more expound samples from the early nineteenth century.
The kule has a tall wine cellar, a first story for utilization in the driving rain season, and a second story for the warm season.
Inner parts characteristic rich improving items and painted flower examples, especially in the zones held for the gathering of guests.
The town likewise holds a bazaar, an eighteenth-century mosque and two houses of worship of the same period.
Berat, which was recorded as a World Heritage Site in 2008 characteristics a kala, or a manor, a large portion of which was inherent the thirteenth century.
The stronghold region holds numerous thirteenth-century Byzantine temples and some mosques of the Ottoman time.
There are transports every day to and from Tirana to both Berat and Gjirokastra.
Occupied since ancient times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek settlement, a Roman city and an early Christian ministerial office.
It turned into a paramount exchanging city and arrived at its tallness in the fourth century BC.
The strongholds date from the sixth century BC and the knoll on which acropolis stands is surrounded by a divider constructed from immense stone pieces.
The amphitheatre, from the third century BC, has stone banks of seating, of which twenty-three columns have been saved, while the theatre is arranged at the foot of the acropolis, close by two sanctuaries, one of which is devoted to Asklepios, the Greek lord of solution.
Under Roman principle the city fell gradually into rot.
Accompanying a time of flourishing under Byzantine organization, it was deserted in the late Middle Ages after swamps framed in the range.
Unearthings began at the start of the twentieth century. The mud and vegetation that secured Butrint had ensured it and the whole city was uncovered very nearly sound.
Numerous objects have been uncovered – plates, vases, ceramic candle holders – and models, incorporating the amazing 'Goddess of Butrint' that exemplifies the Greek perfect of physical.
Albanian Alps Accursed Mountains
The Accursed Mountains of the north of Albania are both legitimately fantastic and for all intents and purpose impervious with the exception of fundamentally for an arrangement of high passes that connection the minor number of farmsteads and homes in the valleys beneath to the outside planet throughout the mid year months.
This is a legitimately unique European trekking escapade and well off the demolished track. Perfect for the recognizing traveller in pursuit of new social encounters and refreshingly unique in relation to anyplace else in Europe, this conferred trek heads you into the heart of an unspoiled district where not many vacationers wander.
From notable Shkodra you travel into the Boga Valley and desert the 21st Century to then trek over the "Diagonal Pass" and into the valleys of the Accursed Mountains.
Moving onwards you set out toward radiant Thethi, a territory of extraordinary common wonderfulness.
Encompassed by high tops and commanded by the monstrous vertical shake divider of mesmerising Mt. Arapit (the Matterhorn of Albania), customary wooden-roofed farmsteads are scattered all through the valley and there's even a working water controlled corn factory and "blood quarrel" tower as well.
The crux of the trek is next with the testing intersection of the Valbona Pass into the stunningly lovely valley of the same name. In the wake of taking after a shepherds trail to high mountain glades your trip through the interesting north of Albania is finished by taking a traveler vessel on the fjord-like Lake Koman, which should likely rank as one of the planet's extraordinary lake travels before heading to Tirana, the quick coming to be in vogue capital city.