ABOUT ALBANIAAlbania, officially known as the Republic of Albania, is a country in South Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west, and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72 km (45 mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which links the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea.
Prokletije or the Albanian Alps are a mountain range in the Balkans that extend from northern Albania to southwestern Serbia and eastern Montenegro. Their highest point, Jezercë in Albania at 2,694 m (8,839 ft), is the tallest peak in the entire Dinaric Alps. Both the highest peak in Montenegro, Zla Kolata at 2,534 m (8,314 ft) and the highest in Kosovo, Đeravica at 2,656 m (8,714 ft), are located here.
The Osum is a river in southern Albania, one of the source rivers of the Seman. Its source is in the southern part of the Korçë District, near the village Vithkuq which rearches at an elevation of 1,050 metres (3,440 ft). It flows initially south to the Kolonjë District, then west to Çepan, and northwest through Çorovodë, Poliçan, Berat and Urë Vajgurore. It joins the Devoll near Kuçovë, to form the Seman.
Buthrotum was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Epirus. In modern times it is an archeological site in Sarandë District, Albania, some 14 kilometres south of Sarandë and close to the Greek border. It was known in antiquity as Βουθρωτόν Bouthroton or Βουθρώτιος Bouthrotios in Ancient Greek and Buthrotum in Latin. It is located on a hill overlooking the Vivari Channel and part of the Butrint National Park.
Festivals and Events
Rafting the Amazing Osumi Canyon in Corovoda
The canyon of river Osumi is one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Albania. The best way to explore it is in spring when the melting snow and the rain make it possible to navigate the entire length of the canyon with inflatable rafts. During this period, a number of high waterfalls give the canyon a dream-like charm."