Albania is an unknown gem along the Mediterranean. In Albania there are opportunities for both skiing and sunbathing. The country is also known for its rich wildlife.
In the capital, Tirana, we now have the opportunity to offer your volunteer work in a safe environment with rewarding and stimulating tasks.
When you are free from your volunteer work there are exciting attractions and activities for you to see and do. Here are a few examples:
From the Dajti Mountain you will get a magnificent view over the city Tirana. This is not only a mountain but also a national park that lies in central of Albania and to the east of Tirana. Dajti Mountain together with Priska Mountain (1353m) to the south and Brari Mountain to the North consists of the national park. The park has a surface area of 29,384 hectares, is highly frequented by day and considered the ‘Natural Balcony of Tirana’. In addition to the forests and beautiful mountain landscapes with many wild flowers, numerous mammals are protected as well. In the park lives animals such as wild boar, Eurasian wolf, red fox, European hare, brown bears and wildcats.
Berat and Gjirokaster
These two cities are on UNESCO´s world heritage list because the old and beautiful architecture that is preserved despite changes after the communists fall.
Berat is a city and a municipality located in south-central Albania, and the capital of the County of Berat. In July 2008, the old town Mangalem district was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Berat, Otllak, Roshnik, Sinje and Velabisht, that became municipal units.
Gjirokaster is a town and a municipality in southern Albania. Lying in the historical region of Epirus, it is the capital of Gjirokaster County. Its old town is a World Heritage Site described as “a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estate”. Gjirokaster is situated in a valley between the Gjere mountains and the Drino, at 300 meters above sea level.
There are many beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Albania.
You can for example visit Dhermi that lies near the Greece island of Corfu on the Albanian riviera.
Other beautiful beaches you can find in Ksamil and Saranda!
This is the third largest amphitheater on Balkan. Large parts have been destroyed by earthquakes, but there is major renovation projects going on. Amphitheater was build for performance between gladiators and exotic animals and took approximately 20,000 spectators throughout its great days during the antiquity.
There are castles in most of the Albanian cities that you should take the opportunity to visit. Some example is Petrela near Tirana or Rozafa near Shkodra. In the national figure Skanderbeg´s home city Kruje lays Skanderbeg castle with associated museum.
Albania has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. By the coast it is mostly warm.
In the winters the average temperature lies around 7 degrees Celsius and in the summer around 25 degrees Celsius. In the mountain parts in the east it can be lots of rainfall and cold winters.