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Welcome all!
This Group is set up so Vlora residents or anyone else who wants to connect/organize can meet each other.
Members are highly encouraged to organize trips whether you're a resident or just passing through.
If you have any concerns, please post away and we'll try to have your questions answered.
Cheers
P.S
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5 reasons why you should visit Vlora!
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1. Sea, sun and a wonderful coastline
The main reason why Vlora attracts tourists is the beauty of its beaches. You can enjoy the beach near urban areas, to see and hear the vitality of this city. You can also visit other beaches such as Plepat, Karaburun, Radhima, Orikum, Dhermi, Jala, ect. A very known destination by youth is Folie Marine (in Jale), a multifunctional complex to stay in for your holidays, near the beach, sun and music.
To find a place to stay in Vlora during summer its easy because there are many hotels and hostels where you can easily find a cheap room. If you don’t like the beach in front of your room window, why not explore other beaches of Vlora district?
2. Water sports for adventurous tourists
If you have never tried water sports such diving, kayaking, parachute jumping, rafting, ect., you should give yourself a chance to try them on Vlora. There you can try diving in the clean waters of Albanian Riviera. If you preffer paragliding or parachute jumping, we advice you to join Albania Open, which organizes an annual event in Vlora for all those people who want to try parachute jumping, for professionals or amateurs. If you are a beginner in this sport, you will be accompanied during your flight by a professional member of "Albania Open’s" skydiving team. Enjoying the beauties of Vlora from the sky it’s an unique experience.
Another option (if you don’t like none of the above mentioned) is "Outdoor Albania" which offers kayaking for all those who want to see the crystal waters of Ionian Sea.
3. Llogara National Park
Llogara is one of the most important and stunning natural parks in Albania. The National Park Llogora located on the slope of Mount Llogora has an altitude of 400-1300 meters from the sea level covering an area of 1010 hectares. A magnificent horizon opens from the Llogora slope providing a unique view of the lovely landscapes of the south Albanian Riviera, only available at this spot. It is a true natural masterpiece. It has been a well-known national park for years in numerous guide books. The slope of Mount Llogora also has a strategic location. It is the only land passage uniting the Ionian coasts with the peninsula in Vlore. Even in the ancient times it has been used as a passage. At this natural paradise only the top of the mountains see the sun. A unique shade and mystery cover the area offering unparallel beauty making Llogora one of nature’s miracles in Albania. After visiting Llogara, you may want to visit the wonderful lagoon (and the wine) of Narta!
4. The view from Kuzum Baba
This may seem as a weird reason as an advice to someone to visit a city but only if you try it by yourself, you will know it’s worth it. Kuzum Baba is the highest peak of Vlora and offers an amazing view of this coastal city, especially at night when the city is covered by millions of lights which brighten towards the sea surface.
5. night life
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlor%C3%AB
http://www.panacomp.net/vlora-valona/
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/albania/the-albanian-riviera/travel-tips-and-articles/the-best-beaches-of-the-albanian-riviera
http://www.heartmybackpack.com/blog/travel-albania-beach/
https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=vlora%20beaches
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tM1u8j7dpk
http://www.penguintravel.com/Offer/GuidedWalks/1207/TrekkingintheAlbanianAlps.html
http://goo.gl/CGfRjo

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