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Ohrid Region UNESCO World Heritage Site in Korçë, Albania

Ohrid Region

Lake Ohrid on the border between Albania and North Macedonia dates back to pre-glacial times. It’s the only remaining home in the World for over 200 freshwater species. It is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes. Ancient fishermen settlements on wooden piles from the Bronze Age have been found along the shores of the lake. Ohrid town is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. It represents the best-preserved and most complete collection of ancient city architecture of this part of Europe. The architects built churches here that would become the model for how to build churches for hundreds of years afterwards.

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Berat Historic Centre UNESCO World Heritage Site in Berat, Albania

Berat Historic Centre

Berat is a small and beautiful historic town in the south-central of Albania. The layout and style of the Historic Centre are the results of the peaceful coexistence of Ottoman Islam with a large Christian minority. Outside of the old fortified city, it is mostly influenced by the Muslim Ottoman period. The inside, on the other hand, its style is from the Christian Byzantine era. In general, it is also influenced by a more independent lifestyle linked to its history as a trade and handicraft centre.

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Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Butrint

Butrint, in the very south of Albania, is a very rare combination of archaeology, monuments and nature in the Mediterranean. People have been living here since at least the 8th century BC. Originally influenced by Greek culture, over the centuries Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans all added to its style, What remains today it an amazing cross-section of monuments representing all its periods. It’s an all-in-one of eastern Mediterranean History.

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