ACTUAL EVALUATION OF DEVELOPMENT POTENTIALS IN PRESPA REGION

STELA ZOTO

 

Abstract

The Prespa Lakes, shared between Albania, Greece and FYR-Macedonia are among the 10 most important wetlands in the Mediterranean. The area is acknowledged for its wide range of flora and fauna and is characterized by an outstanding natural beauty including monuments from the Byzantine and post-Byzantine periods. All three countries have taken a series of steps to protect the Prespa ecosystem. It is apparent that the Region enjoys significant strengths that can be leveraged to expand its tourism development objectives. This includes the unique natural scenery, cuisine, culture, local agricultural products, skilled artisans, historical and religious attractions and adequate basic infrastructure. This paper discusses Albanian area capacities to develop tourism.

 

Key words

Albania, tourism, Prespa , development potential

 

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