Pogradec, an idyllic and picturesque city located on the shores of Lake Ohrid in southeastern Albania, is a popular destination for travelers looking for a quiet escape full of stunning natural beauty, rich heritage, and warm hospitality.
Pogradec with Lake Ohrid known for its stunning surroundings as one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The lake’s crystal-clear waters, surrounded by greenery and majestic mountains, offer endless opportunities for water-based activities, from swimming and boating to fishing and bird watching. The lake is also home to numerous species of fish, such as Koran, the symbol of the city for its importance and taste.
Pogradec boasts a fascinating history and a wealth of cultural attractions. Attractions are numerous in Pogradec, starting from the old town known for its Ottoman and Balkan architecture, the 2400-year-old castle with its unique charm, the royal tombs of Selca as well as the settlements of Lini.
In a groundbreaking discovery that has once and for all changed the tourist prospects of the village of Lin, foreign archaeologists have declared the settlement of Lin the oldest in Europe, over 8,500 years.
Meanwhile, four kilometers east of Pogradec is the tourist spot of Drilon, where nature has not spared beauty. The numerous decorative trees and various plants are in perfect harmony with the crystal-clear waters of the Drilon River, alleyways for walks, characteristic wooden bridges and birds, which make it one of the most visited places in this city.
Bathed in the glamour of the lake, Tushemishti, alongside the city of Pogradec, stands there with a long beach, which has been a magnet for summer holidaymakers. Inside the village are old houses (hundreds of years old), the church of St. Pandelimon, but tourists can also enjoy traditional dishes and the famous apples of the area.
One of the most interesting destinations of the village is the house of “Teto Olga”, along with the sculpture that was built in honor of actress Violeta Manushi.
In Pogradec you will find a range of accommodation options that suit your preferences and budget, including a warm welcome. Don’t hesitate to visit if you’re looking to flavor your trip to southeastern Albania.
This jewel has something to offer to every traveler.
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