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Pogradec - Korçë, Albania | Lake Ohrid-Lin-Drilon-Dardhë
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The city of Pogradec was built on the southwestern shores of Lake Ohrid and is one of the most notable cities of Albania for its tradition in hosting “family tourism” and for the pleasant, fresh climate during the summer season.
You enter the region of Pogradec via the national highway where the road from Macedonia crosses Qafë Thanë. This crossroad offers picturesque views of Lake Ohrid, a true pearl nestled between Mali i Thatë (the Dry Mountain) to the east and the Mokra highland to the west. A little further down, you might stop at the Lin peninsula and in the village of the same name just 25 km outside of Pogradec. It is said that in ancient times, this was the favorite holiday destination of the Roman Emperor Justinian’s parents. In addition to the enchanting views, one can also discover the mosaics of Lin, dating back to the 7th-6th centuries B.C. This ancient artwork exhibits an amazing ensemble of zoomorphic, floral, and geometric decorations resembling those in ancient Durrës.
The road to Pogradec passes along the shore of the tectonic Lake Ohrid, the deepest lake in the Balkans (285 m). This 2-4 million year old lake is under UNESCO protection due to its unique value and is home 17 species of aquatic animals, 70% of which are native and 30% migrant. The sponge of Ohrid is found only here and in Lake Baikal. By the lakeside you will find an array of restaurants, clubs, and comfortable hotels. You must not miss a taste of the traditional fish dishes, especially the baked speckled trout (Koran in Albanian), as well as the famous pickles. You might also sample the various wines on offer, but don’t miss the traditional unique wine of Buti, or the famous Perla and Moskat raki of Pogradec.
The city of Pogradec was settled in the Neolithic period, and it later became home to the Illyrian Enkelejdë and Desaretë clans, who built the Castle of Pogradec on a hill at 870 m above sea level. The city, with its mild climate, lends itself to year-round visits. Before leaving Pogradec don’t miss Drilon and Tushemisht, just 4-5 km south of the city. The Drilon waters form a small lake, surrounded by beautiful greenery that makes the area and the nearby village of Tushemisht a unique oasis of beauty and tranquility.
.The most visited tourist spots around Lake Ohrid are Lin, Pojskë, Hudenisht and Tushemisht. Worth visiting are the Drilon water sources, located 5 km from Pogradec.
Lake Ohrid is part of the Natural and Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO.
Korça is the city where the largest carnival in Albania is organized, taking place before Orthodox Easter.
Korça is one of the largest and most important cultural and economic centers of Albania, located in the southeastern part of the country.
The city is known for its typical quarters, composed of low houses and villas, which are paved with cobblestone. The city of Korça has a range of museums such as the Education Museum (located in the building where the first Albanian school opened in 1887), the National Museum of Medieval Art, the Prehistoric Museum, the house-museum of the famous landscape painter, Vangjush Mio, the museum of the Oriental Art “Bratko”, etc. In the vicinity of the city is the cemetery of French soldiers killed during the First World War.
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ALBANIA: EXPLORING THE BLUE EYE, Europe's most magnificent WATER SPRING
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Berat, is the ninth largest city by population of the Republic of Albania. The city is the capital of the surrounding Berat County, one of 12 constituent counties of the country. By air, it is 71 kilometres (44 miles) north of Gjirokastër, 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Korçë, 70 kilometres (43 miles) south of Tirana and 33 kilometres (21 miles) east of Fier.
Geographically, Berat is located in the south of the country surrounded by mountains and hills including Tomorr on the east that was declared a national park. For a total length of 161 kilometres (100 miles) the Osum River runs through the city before it empties into the Seman River within the Myzeqe Plain.
Berat, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, comprise a unique style of architecture with influences from several civilizations that have managed to coexist for centuries throughout the history. Like many cities in Albania, Berat comprises an old fortified city filled with churches and mosques painted with grandiose wealth of visible murals and frescos.
The name of the city in Albanian is Berat or Berati, which is probably derived from the Old Slavonic Бѣлградъ or Bel(i)grad (Белград, meaning white city in the South Slavic languages), under which name it was known in Greek, Bulgarian, Latin and Slavic documents during the High and Late Middle Ages. That name was rendered as Bellegrada (Βελλέγραδα) in Greek. It is believed to have been the site of the ancient city Antipatreia (Ancient Greek: Ἀντιπάτρεια city of Antipater) or Antipatrea in Latin, while during the early Byzantine Empire the name of the town was Pulcheriopolis (Greek: Πουλχεριόπολις, city of Pulcheria). In the Republic of Venice the city was known as Belgrado di Romania (Rumelian Belgrade), while in the Ottoman Empire it was also known as Belgrad-i Arnavud (Albanian Belgrade) to distinguish it from Belgrade.
Berat lies on the right bank of the river Osum, a short distance from the point where it is joined by the Molisht river. The old city centre consists of three parts: Kalaja (on the castle hill), Mangalem (at the foot of the castle hill) and Gorica (on the left bank of the Osum). It has a wealth of beautiful buildings of high architectural and historical interest. The pine forests above the city, on the slopes of the towering Tomorr mountains, provide a backdrop of appropriate grandeur. The Osumi river has cut a 915-metre deep gorge through the limestone rock on the west side of the valley to form a precipitous natural fortress, around which the town was built on several river terraces.
According to an Albanian legend, the Tomorr mountain was originally a giant, who fought with another giant (mountain) called Shpirag over a young woman. They killed each other and the girl drowned in her tears, which then became the Osum river.
Mount Shpirag, named after the second giant, is on the left bank of the gorge, above the district of Gorica. Berat is known to Albanians as the city of One above another Windows (a similar epithet is sometimes applied to Gjirokastra), or The City of Two Thousand Steps. It was proclaimed a 'Museum City' by the dictator Enver Hoxha in June 1961
The earliest recorded inhabitants of the city (6th century BC) were the Illyrian tribe of the Dassaretae or Dexarioi, the northernmost subgroup of the Chaonians, and the region was known as Dessaretis after them. Modern Berat occupies the site of Antipatreia (Ancient Greek: Ἀντιπάτρεια), which originally was a settlement of the Dexarioi and later a Macedonian stronghold in southern Illyria. The founding date is unknown, although if Cassander is the founder it has been suggested that Antipatreia was founded after he took control of the region around 314 BC. In 200 BC it was captured by the Roman legatus Lucius Apustius, who razed the walls and massacred the male population of the city
The town became part of the unstable frontier of the Byzantine Empire following the fall of the western Roman Empire and, along with much of the rest of the Balkan peninsula, it suffered from repeated invasions by Slavs. During the Roman and early Byzantine period, the city was known as Pulcheriopolis.
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Butrint - an ancient city in Albania
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Butrint Butrint (in Albanian)
Boυθρωτόν (in Greek)
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Theatre of Buthrotum
Buthrotum is located in Albania
Location in Albania
Location Vlorë County, Albania
Coordinates 39°44′44″N 20°1′14″ECoordinates: 39°44′44″N 20°1′14″E
Periods Antiquity and Middle Ages
Archaeologists Luigi Maria Ugolini and Hasan Ceka
Public access yes
Official name Butrint
Designated 28 March 2003
Reference no. 1290
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Criteria Cultural: iii
Inscription 1992 (16th Session)
Endangered 1997 to 2005
Butrint (Latin: Buthrōtum; from Ancient Greek: Βουθρωτόν, translit. Bouthrōtón) was an ancient Greek and later Roman city and bishopric in Epirus. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Buthrotum was a city of the Greek tribe of the Chaonians, later a Roman colony and a bishopric. It entered into decline in Late Antiquity, before being abandoned during the Middle Ages after a major earthquake flooded most of the city. In modern times it is an archeological site in Vlorë County, Albania, some 14 kilometres south of Sarandë and close to the Greek border. It is located on a hill overlooking the Vivari Channel and is part of the Butrint National Park. Today Bouthrotum is a Latin Catholic titular see.
The city is considered as one of the most important archaeological sites in Albania. On the strength of the immense wealth of cultural, historical and natural value with a considerable history, Butrint was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and further a National Park in 2000.
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해발 850미터의 비옥한 고원에 위치해 있는 코르처는 알바니아에서 일곱 번째로 큰 도시이다. 마을 입구에 들어서면 640개의 흰 십자가가 줄지어 서 있는 프랑스 군인 묘지가 제일 먼저 보인다. 1차 세계대전 당시 코르처 마을을 지키기 위해 목숨을 바친 프랑스 군인 640명이 잠들어 있는 곳이다. 코르처는 1912년, 그리스의 통치하에 있다가 이후 4년간 프랑스의 지배를 받기도 했다. 그래선지 코르처는 거리의 모습이 프랑스의 수도 파리를 연상시켜 알바니아의 작은 파리라고 불리기도 한다. 또 이곳엔 알바니아 최초의 학교도 있다. 이런저런 이유로 코르처는 알바니아의 경제, 문화, 교육의 도시로 발전되어 왔다. 코르처 시내 중앙에 위치한 그리스 정교회. 원래 이곳엔 세인트 조오지라는 교회가 있었는데 1968년, 공산주의자들에 의해 무참히 파괴됐다. 이후 민주 정부가 들어서면서 1992년 지금의 모습으로 재건축됐다. 목조건물이었던 교회가 비잔틴풍의 건물로 다시 태어난 것이다. 18세기, 오스만 제국 당시 지어진 건물들이 아직 남아있는 곳도 있다. 한때 경제의 한 축을 담당했던 시장은 다시 예전의 명성을 되찾기 위해 보수가 한창 진행 중이다. “18세기 건물 모습을 그대로 간직한 바자르입니다. 건물의 모양과 창문 그리고 형태까지 원형 그대로 보존되어 있는 특별한 곳입니다.”이 오래된 시장에 할아버지 한 분이 이른 아침부터 자전거를 고치러 오셨다. 언뜻 보기에도 자전거는 꽤 낡아 보였다. 하지만 할아버지는 잠시도 자전거에서 눈을 떼지 못한다. 더 자세히 보니 오래된 중국 제품이다. 무슨 사연이 있는 걸까. “이 자전거는 1960년대 중국에서 아버님이 선물 받은 자전거입니다.” “새로운 자전거를 구입하시죠?” “새로운 자전거보다 더 튼튼해서요.” 추억은 때로 무엇과도 바꿀 수 없는 가치를 선물한다. 할아버지에게 자전거가 바로 그런 존재일 것이다.
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Located in the fertile plateau 850 meters above sea level in Korçë is the seventh largest city in Albania. The French military cemetery built up a written 640 white crosses line the entrance into the village first it appears. The primary example is where French soldiers sleep 640 people gave their lives to defend the World War Korçë town. Korçë was awarded the domination of 1912, and under the rule of grease after four years in France. Geuraeseonji Korçë by the appearance of the street is reminiscent of the French capital of Paris, sometimes called Little Paris of Albania. Also in this town it is also the first school in Albania. For one reason or another Korçë has been developed as an economic, cultural and educational city in Albania. Located in the city center Korçë Greek Orthodox Church. Originally this town was the church of St. George was brutally destroyed by the years, the communists in 1968. After I heard that a democratic government was now in the guise of reconstruction in 1992. The church was a wooden building would be reborn as a Byzantine-style building. Built in the 18th century, the Ottoman Empire at the time where there are buildings that still remain. Market was once in charge of maintenance is a pillar of the economy are being underway to restore the reputation of the past again. The Bazar cherished 18th-century building, just a look. Up windows, and shape and form of the building is a special place that is preserved intact. This came from one minute early morning bike gochireo grandfather in the old market. Bicycle even at first glance looked pretty worn out. But Grandpa, do keep an eye on your bike a moment. The old saw more Chinese products. I wonder what that story. This bike is a bicycle father received a gift from China in the 1960s. Do you buy a new bike? I was more durable than the new bike. Memories are sometimes present and the value is what can not be changed. The bikes will be just like my grandfather there.
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Berat is a city located in south-central Albania and the capital of both the District of Berat and the larger County of Berat.
In July 2008, the old town (Mangalem district) was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The name of the city in Albanian is Berat or Berati, which is derived from the older Bel(i)grad (Белград, meaning white city in the South Slavic languages), under which name it was known in Greek, Latin and Slavic documents during the High and Late Middle Ages. That name was rendered as Bellegrada (Βελλέγραδα) in Greek.
It is believed to have been the site of an Ancient Macedonian stronghold, Antipatreia (Ancient Greek: Ἀντιπάτρεια city of Antipater) or Antipatrea in Latin, while during the early Byzantine Empire the name of the town was Pulcheriopolis (Greek: Πουλχεριόπολις, city of Pulcheria).
In the Republic of Venice the city was known as Belgrad di Romania, while in the Ottoman Empire it was also known as Belgrad-i Arnavud (Albanian Belgrade) to distinguish it from Belgrade.
The earliest recorded inhabitants of the city (6th century BC) were the Greek tribe of the Dassaretae or Dexarioi, the northernmost subgroup of the Chaonians, and the region was known as Dessaretis after them.
Modern Berat occupies the site of Antipatreia (Ancient Greek: Αντιπάτρεια), which originally was a settlement of the Dexarioi and later a Macedonian stronghold in southern Illyria.
The founding date is unknown, although if Cassander is the founder it has been suggested that Antipatreia was founded after he took control of the region around 314 BC.
In 200 BC it was captured by the Roman legatus Lucius Apustius, who razed the walls and massacred the male population of the city.
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