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Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest and deepest lake in Europe. It is shared between Albania and North Macedonia and is part of World Heritage List, protected by UNESCO. This page aims to protect this property through different projects. The first project was "Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region", co-funded by European Union and Albanian Ministry of Environment and implemented by UNESCO.
The second project: Evidence based campaign on protecting Lake Ohrid", was implemented by DMO ALBANIA, supported by Co-Plan, through scheme: Financial Support to third parties in the framework of EU-Funded project: ENV.Net Factoring the environment portfolio for WB and Turkey in the EU Policy Agenda, financed by European UNION.
Showing posts with label Tourism lake ohrid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tourism lake ohrid. Show all posts

Monday, February 12, 2018

Tushemisht and Lin, among '100 villages program' of Albanian government

Lin Village
Tushemisht and Lin, are two beautiful villages situated on Lake Ohrid region, Albanian Side. Lately these two villages are part of new program adopted by the Albanian Government to enhance the economic development of the 100 cities with touristic potential. The program “100 villages” whose selection has already been made, envisions government intervention in infrastructure and services, but also funding through grants.

Lin Village

“These villages have an attractive effect and high potential in tourism, thus in tourism development, socio-economic development, they have rich natural and environmental resources, cultural heritage, and traditional products.. So we will work hard in these three years with these villages. 
We will support the project package for each village, including infrastructure intervention, economic support through ministry grants, and training and support for the local community,” said advisor to the Minister of Agriculture, Enea Hoti for TV SCAN. 

With regard to the support for individuals and farmers, there will be some categories that may be beneficial, both from the state budget and from donors.
In total, it is estimated that only about 2 million euros will be invested by the Ministry of Agriculture. Program “100 villages” has become part of the strategy of the Ministry of Agriculture for the period 2018-2020.

The government has decided to exploit the agri-tourism potential of the country as a good opportunity for stimulating development of the rural areas, farms and businesses there.

The program targets at coordinating development interventions into the rural space of 100 villages according to an inter-sectoral approach doing away with the partial interventions.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Exploring the mountainous area of Pogradec and Korca region

Lake Ohrid region is one of the most beautiful, yet unexplored areas in Albania.

Apart from the Lake, there is a very beautiful mountainous area around it which offers a spectacular nature. It is ideal for sports such as climbing and hiking and other adventure tourism activities   
A group of young and passionate boys and girls are exploring every day the unknown part of Pogradec and Korca Region through tours organized by Visit Pogradec, a local tour agency.

As bike tours around Lake Ohrid, are  becoming more popular, there are lots of opportunities for hiking in paths where no one dared to go before.

Some weeks ago, Visit Pogradec organized a climbing tour to the highest peaks of the Korca region.

One of them was the tour to Valamara, a mountain peak in District of Korca, which reaches a heigh 2373 m. To reach the top of the mountain the group of hikers did 47 km.

The view was fantastic, and the nature amazing. Near the main ridge of Valamara there are very few trees while Valamara's lower slopes are forested. To the south there are many glacial lakes which could make very good nature attractions.

Guri i Capit 

Another high peak they climbed some days ago was Guri i Capit. Guri i Capit is a peak and is located in Korçë, Albania.

The ares is 1585 metres above sea level. The view of this stone mountain is just amazing.

It is situated in the Drenova region and has a very interesting shape. Some people says it looks like a Camel which is siting in the desert to relax after a long journey. it took a name after a goat, (in Albanian Cjap), which fall from this mountain.

these group of pioneers are discovering new places, inviting many people who love adventure tours to join them. 

Pogradec and Korca region has many things to offer for visitors, in terms of culture and nature.

For more: https://www.facebook.com/visitpogradec/