In early April, the Albanian Centre for Environmental Governance (ACEG) invited donors and tour operators to enjoy the beauty of Prespa National Park. Mirjam de Koning, the Executive Director of PONT joined the tour expedition.
“This tour expedition marked a successful final milestone of a 16-month long project implemented by ACEG with the financial support of PONT and the GIZ ProSeed/Idea programme. The project was able to deliver important products, such as a Youth Tourism Academy, municipal training and cooperation, alongside financial support for the opening of a new guesthouse in Micro Prespa” highlighted Mirjam de Koning.
The Regional Administration for Protected Areas Korça, presented the Prespa National Park values and tourist attractions in Gorica e Vogel, Pustec, Zagradec, Gollomboç and Mali Grad.
RAPA Korca Director Iljon Thanas shared the work in progress of his administration, and the enhancement of the 18 new hiking trails which will diversify the tourism options for various groups.
The presentation was followed by an extensive guided three-hour hiking tour delving into the values of the park, its potential and the nature attraction of the national park. Other highlights of the visit were a boat tour to Mali Grad island and the visit of Mummy Stones and Tren Cave in Micro Prespa. In the new “Hysenolli Guesthouse” in Zagradec, supported through a competitive grant from the project, the visitors enjoyed the wonderful prepared traditional food.
“The project area has enormous potential, and we are already thinking of bringing the first groups from Tirana”, stated #Expats Albania, #Check-in Albania, #DEA Lines, #National Association for Tourism Guides”.
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Quote credits: ACEG