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Albania’s archaeological parks see visitor surge by 53.3% in first five months of 2024

TIRANA, June 19 /ATA/ – Number of visitors to Albania’s archaeological parks rose 53.3% year-on-year to 136,293 visitors in the first five months of 2024, as cultural heritage sites and archaeological parks across the country have become very popular cultural tourism destinations for visitors, the Minister of Economy, Culture and Innovation, Blendi Gonxhja, said on Tuesday.

“A total of 136,293 visitors to the archaeological parks since January 2024,” Gonxhja revealed in a post on the social media, adding that archaeological parks remain open on all days from 9:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM during the summer season (May- October).

Cultural tourism, with countless museums, archaeological sites, castles and other historical and cultural heritage sites all over Albania, is attracting an ever growing number of both local and foreign visitors.

The surge in museum visits, archaeological parks and tourist arrivals reflects Albania’s rich cultural heritage and its increasing popularity as a cultural destination.

Albania is home to a series of archaeological sites, including Butrint, Apollonia, Orik, and Amantia archaeological parks.