Travel to Pogradec in Albania. Pogradec is a town in the east of Albania on the shores of Lake Ohrid. Overshadowed by its glitzy neighbors on the Macedonian side of the lake, the town of Pogradec has been experiencing a revival recently. After communism collapsed, the once popular lakeside resort town went into a state of decay and disrepair, with minimal investment undertaken. The urban development that took place was generally chaotic and unappealing. However today, private investors and government, interested in bringing Pogradec to its former glory, have begun pouring in money to the town. A waste water treatment plant will return the excellent water clarity that is seen on the Macedonian part, to the Albanian part of the lake as well. Hotels are being built or renovated and refurbished, and infrastructure is improving throughout. From Macedonia, you can enter via Qafë Thanë or Tushemisht border crossings. It is possible to cross the border from and to the Republic of Macedonia by foot or by car to the south of Lake Ohrid, but major coaches to Ohrid town take the northern route from Tirana. There is a busservice from Ohrid on the southern route that runs, after a stop at Sveti Naum, to and from the border for 110 Macedonian denars. It is normal to cover yourself with a quilt in the middle of summer. In particularly, afternoons naps are quite refreshing.

Airport: Travel to Capital City Tirana (Tirane) Cities in Albania

Country: Albania