It can be frustrating to visit a place without having any reference of what to see and expect. We have thought about this and don’t worry, we will guide you!
While visiting Vjosë-Nartë Protected Landscape, you have plenty of choices for what to see and experience, nevertheless here you can read about some of our top destinations and things to do within the area.
The Shores of Love
Have you ever heard of “The Shores of Love”? It’s not the title of a novel, but a real natural landscape that Narta’s saltworks offer. The stunning shades of powder pink mixed with coral – which the lagoon waters take on during the beginning of autumn – are definitely a fantastic sight not to be missed. This phenomenon occurs as a result of water drying and the salt remaining. This would be the perfect landscape with no need for a filter for all photography lovers.
The Monastery of St. Mary
The Monastery and Church of St. Mary in Zvërnec are a must that should not be missing on your itinerary. They are located on a picturesque setting of land on the island of Zvernec, on the edge of the Narta lagoon. The monastery is one of the most impressive works of cultural and religious heritage. Its construction has taken place between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and is characterized by architectural Byzantine style. To get to the monastery you have to cross a wooden bridge which oscillates over the sea waters that separate the land from the island.
Flamingos, pelicans, wild ducks and many other will welcome you to Narta. Several years after the moratorium on hunting was applied, many birds have returned to the area, turning it into their habitat. This is an additional touristic value of this lagoon, not only for the natural beauty it offers, but also for the kindness of these birds to visitors. For all those who love bird watching, Narta is a perfect destination.
Have a picnic or try forest bathing in the forest of Zvërnec
The food tastes like nowhere else under the shade of the Zvërnec forest tree crowns. A picnic or some forest bathing among the wonderful flora of this area is an experience for all your senses. Nature with its generosity has beautifully mixed its elements in this area. Sea, sand, trees together form a perfect combination for a sweet escape from reality.
Small restaurants in Narta present a unique experience to enjoy the seafood that the area offers. The traditional dishes of the Narta area are definitely a must for culinary enthusiasts, but not only. Fresh fish and seafood cooked by locals who own these small restaurants, according to the old recipes of their families will be a very strong reason to come back again. And to have your experience complete, do not forget to order local wine
With a length of more than 8 kilometers, natural made dunes offer a magnificent sight of the beach, the sea, the forests approaching and the sky. A must-see!
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