Durrës is the second largest city of Albania located on the central Albanian coast, about 33 km (21 mi) west of the capital Tirana. It is one of the most ancient and economically significant cities of Albania. Durrës is situated at one of the narrower points of the Adriatic Sea, opposite the Italian ports of Bari (300 km or 186 mi away) andBrindisi (200 km or 124 mi away). Durrës is […]


Mesopotam, in Greek: Mesopotamos, Μεσοπόταμος, is a municipality in the Delvinë District, Vlorë County, in Albania. The municipality consists of the villages: Mesopotam Kardhikaq Peçë Muzinë Dhrovjan Krongj Bistricë Velahovë Livinë Brajlat Sirakat Kostar Fitore Krane Ardhasovë The municipality borders Delvinë municipality to the north, Aliko to the south, Dhivër to the east, and Finiq and Aliko to the west. Etymology The name comes from Greek, meaning “between rivers”. The municipality settlements […]


Saranda or Sarandë (Greek: Άγιοι Σαράντα, Agioi Saranda) is the capital of the District of Sarandë, Albania, and is one of the most important tourist attractions of the Albanian Riviera. It is situated on an open sea gulf of the Ionian Sea in the central Mediterranean, about 14 km (8.7 mi) east of the north end of the Greek island of Corfu. The city of Saranda has a population of about […]


Vlora is one of the largest towns and the second largest port city of Albania, after Durrës, with a population of 79,948.[1] It is the city where the Albanian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed on November 28, 1912. The city was for a short time the capital of Albania. Founded as an ancient Greek colony […]


Geography The Himara region is a strip approximately 20 km long by 5 km wide, bounded by the 2000 metre high Llogara mountains to the northeast (known in antiquity and in the local Greek dialect as the Ceraunian mountains and the Ionian Sea to the southwest. There are long white sandy beaches and the few hills close to the sea are […]