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Qendra Shen Maria

Qendra Shen Maria

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Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Hiking Trail, Mountain
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Delvine , Albania
(844) 731-0007
https://visit.org/organization/qendra-shen-maria/
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"After a long and brutal history of isolationist communism, the Eastern European country of Albania is trying to make a name for itself on the Balkan tourist roadmap. And it has its place at the table ... Read more
with table--with gorgeous landscapes, magnificent mountains, richly preserved culture and cuisine, and a riviera with sapphire blue beaches rivaling its neighbors.

If hiking, castles, communist history, delicious farm-to-table cuisine, and gorgeous mountain monasteries are up your alley, Delvine, Albania is a must-see destination on your travels. Situated in the mountains between the two cities of Gjirokaster and Saranda in Southern Albania, Delvine invites you to step back in time into the rich historical traditions of Albania. Here, you won’t see large resorts, groups of tour busses, hawking guides, or “the tourist menu” at restaurants. Delvine is a haven that has been left at peace from the tourist influx that congregates at its neighboring cities. It is a place for a weekend getaway where you can truly experience traditional Albanian culture and local food at incredible prices. You can breathe deeply in the fresh mountain air, sleep in charming family-run hotels for under $10 a night, and follow the hiking path of your choice to explore all the historical monuments in the near vicinity. You can witness locals working their fields, harvesting fresh vegetables from their gardens, and riding their donkeys to work. You can connect with a shepherd and walk his path that leads to unexpected mountain beauty.

There are three tour options you can choose from:
- 3-hour hike to the Monastery of Kostar
- 3-hour hike to the Monastery of Kameno
- 2-hour walking tour of the historic sites and monuments of Delvine
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"Delvine is rich in natural beauty and history. It's the perfect place, off the beaten trail to experience what Albania has to offer. I hope to go back soon because my time there was all too short."

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