Llogara National Park
|Llogara National Park
Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë
Forests of Llogara National Park
|Area||1,010 ha (2,500 acres)|
The Llogora National Park (Albanian: Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë or Llogorasë) is a national park in Vlorë County, Albania. It was declared since 1966 as a protected area by the Albanian Government.
The park covers an area of 1,010 hectares (2,500 acres) and protects the forests on the north side of the Llogara Pass between a height from 470 to 2,018 m (1,542 to 6,621 ft) above sea level. In the park can be found many black pine (Pinus nigra) trees, Bosnian pines (Pinus heldreichii), Bulgarian fir, (Abies borisii-sign) and ash trees (Fraxinus). Llogara had a history of being a vacationing area for Albanians during communism.
Air currents that flow through the area have caused trees to bend in many interesting shapes, like the Pisha e Flamurit.
- Along the road are several restaurants, hotels, and a small wooden cabin complex.
Most known hotels are Llogora Tourist Village, Hotel Sofo and Hotel Alpin.
- The area of the park and the surrounding mountains are used mainly for hiking and tracking tours. A paragliding site serving annually as an international competition venue is located south of Llogara.
- Traditional Lab Albanian meals are also offered to visitors who visit. Along the twisting road are several local vendors of honey and mountain tea.
- Caesar's Pass (Qafa e Cezarit) named after Julius Caesar who marched down near the area in pursuit of Pompey is also located near Llogara Pass.
- Environment of Albania
- Biodiversity of Albania
- National Parks of Albania
- Tourism in Albania
- Albanian Riviera
- Llogara Tragedy
- Llogara Pass
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