Yet another recognition for Albania from a tourist point of view. In fact, National Geographic has compiled its list of destinations to visit in the 2018.
In addition to the city of Harar in Ethiopia, the province of Jujuy in Argentina, the capital of Georgia Tbilisi, Sydney in Australia, Oaxaca in Mexico, Vienna in Austria, Oahu in Hawaii, Malmo in Sweden, Jordan, Dublin in Ireland, the Madagascar, Santiago in Chile, Cleveland in Ohio and many other destinations, there is also the country of the eagles.
For National Geographic it is a must to visit for the possibilities it offers for wonderful dives in relatively unexplored waters:
"Shipwrecks and caves rarely visited are just some of the pristine treasures that await divers in Albania. Decades of isolation under the communist dictator Enver Hoxha have limited development and unintentionally preserved the underwater cultural heritage, particularly off the southern coast " - we read on the site, which then concludes with an anecdote about the period of communist Albania:
"It is a known fact that Enver Hoxha forbade scuba diving, to prevent Albanian citizens from escaping."
Not just National Geographic
Also one of the most famous tourist guides in the world, that is Lonely Planet, he had entered Albania - specifically Tirana - in the ten must-see destinations in Europe in the 2018. The guide describes Tirana as a vigorous metropolis situated in an excellent position between the Adriatic coast and the Albanian Alps:
"A typical day could include a ride with the cable car from the center to the 'top' of the city, on Mount Dajt, for a panoramic view, linger to enjoy a slow-food experience in a local bistro, and then a nightly cocktail tour in fashionable neighborhood 'Blloku', once the territory of corrupt communist leaders "
Going further back in the past, other foreign media had also recommended the Albanian capital. Between all, Vogue , last year he had dedicated a detailed article on Tirana, describing it as 'a lively and accessible destination'.