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Llogara National Park

Llogara Touristic Village

Llogora National Park (Albanian: Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë/Llogorasë) is a national park in Albania declared since 1966 by the Albanian Government. The park covers an area of 1,010 hectares and protects the forests on the north side of the Llogara Pass between a height from 470 to 2,018 m above sea level. Llogara is located in the district and city of Vlora. .

The area has a high and important biodiversity in the Mediterranean such as: alpine and sub-alpine meadows, forest pine ( Pinus nigra ) and pine ( Pinus leucodermis ), Macedonian fir ( Abies borisii – regis ), oak (Quercus coccifera), typical Mediterranean maquis, typical vegetation and rocks, etc. It is an area with a rich marine and terrestrial flora and fauna. Is an area where you can find the sub-endemic and endemic species and also many other rare species in threat of extinction (Taxus BACATA, Ceratonia siliqua, etc ). Area with large potential for tourism and ecotourism development.

Air currents around the area have caused trees to bend in many interesting shapes, like the Flag’s pine (Pisha e Flamurit).
Along the road exist several restaurants, hotels, and a small wooden cabin complex. The area of the park and the surrounding mountains is used mainly for hiking and tracking tours. A paragliding site serving annually as an international competition venue is located south of Llogara. Along the curvy road are also located several local vendors of honey and mountain tea. Ceasar’s Pass (Qafa e Cezarit) named after Julius Ceasar who set foot in the area in pursuit of Pompey is also located near Llogara Pass.

Source : website of the National Agency of Protected Areas in Albania