Albania, Tourism between Coastal and Mountainous Areas
Albanian Daily News
Published August 30, 2017
Tourists in Potam village of Himara, Photo Gent Shkullaku/LSAAlbania remains favored for its natural beauty, but creating a business model for the coastal and mountainous areas is a mission that has yet to be achieved.
With this in mind the National Coastal Agency has initiated several projects which aim to interlace the beach with tradition, culture and the culinary arts. "We picked the canyons in Nivica as a completely unknown, untouched area, which illustrates very well the concept we are trying to create, which for the first time in Albania, is a touristic model that extends from the coast to the mountainous areas", expressed the director of the National Coastal Agency Auron Tare. According to Tare there will be other projects encompassing the entire country. "The second project we are working on to conceive, and hope to implement next year, is opening up Bune for sailboats. This will turn Shkodra into a coastal city. Just like old times, back when you could sail in Bune, you could get on a sailboat, afterwards choose to go to Bune, or go to the lake of Shkodra, or you could go for a hike in the Alps. It's a type of tourism, an extraordinarily rare touristic product in the Mediterranean which is: the sea, river, lake and Alps", emphasized Tare. Another project that the National Coastal Agency has busied itself with as of late has been the opening of the island of Sazan as a touristic destination benefitting in its history and natural beauty.