LLOGARA NATIONAL PARK
Llogara National Park (Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë) is a national park in Albania. The territory of the park is located in the southwestern part of the country, more precisely it includes an area in the chain of the Acrocerauni mountains, in a position overlooking the Ionian coast and the Albanian Riviera, about 40 km southeast of the city of Vlora. At 1,027m the Llogara pass offers dramatic scenery, with high mountains overlooking the Albanian Riviera and several islands in the sea. The park, which occupies an area of 1010 hectares is mostly covered with forests, the purpose of its establishment in 1966 was in fact the protection of forests and ecosystems of the Llogara pass. The highest mountain in the park is Mount Çika (2,044 meters above sea level).
The park is included in the Illyrian deciduous forests ecoregion.
Llogara National Park, Not all of Albania’s mountains are found in the country’s north as the breathtaking scenery of Llogara National Park shows. If you follow the coast north of the Albanian Riviera, you soon reach this mountainous national park and its spellbinding views of the country’s coastline. And, yet, the park is perhaps best known for the Llogara Pass, a mountain pass that reaches 1,027 meters (3,370 feet) in elevation and is home to Albania’s best stretches of road. Even if the road didn’t take you to panoramic viewpoints, the drive through the Llogara Pass would be well worth the journey. Other activities in Llogara National Park to keep you entertained include hiking and wildlife spotting, with chamois, golden eagles, and European wildcats native to the area.