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Albanian Riviera
The Albanian Riviera ( sq, Riviera Shqiptare ), also popularly known as Bregu, is a coastline along the Ionian Sea, Northeastern Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean Sea encompassing the districts of Sarandë District, Sarandë and Vlorë District, Vlorë in Southwestern Albania. It forms an important section of the Albanian Ionian Sea Coast dotted with the villages of Palasë, Dhërmi, Vuno, Himare (town), Himara, Qeparo, Borsh, Piqeras, Lukovë and Sarandë. The riviera should not be confused with the entire coastline of the country, which includes the Albanian Adriatic Sea Coast, Ionian Sea Coast, and the mostly flat Albanian Adriatic Sea Coast, Adriatic Sea Coast in the north. The Ceraunian Mountains separates the coast from the hinterland. The area is a major nightlife, ecotourist, and elite retreat destination in Albania. It features traditional Mediterranean villages, ancient castles, churches, monasteries, secluded turquoise beaches, List of bays of Albania, bays, mountain pas ...
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Albanian Adriatic Sea Coast
The Albanian Adriatic Sea Coast ( — ) stretches in the Adriatic Sea, Southeastern Adriatic Sea beginning at the Gulf of Drin in the north, across the port cities of Shëngjin, Durrës and Vlorë, to the Bay of Vlorë in the south, where the Albanian Riviera as well as the Albanian Ionian Sea Coast begins. Albania is geographically located in Southern Europe, South and Southeast Europe within the Balkan Peninsula. It borders on Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, Greece to the south and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. The total length of the coastline is approximately , of which are taken up by white sandy beaches and the remaining by different landforms. The Adriatic Sea is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea merely extending all the way from the Strait of Otranto in the south up to the Po Valley in the north. The sea is apportioned into two major Adriatic Basin, basins, wherein Albania is entirely located ...
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National Road 8 (Albania)
The SH8 highway ( sq, Rruga Shtetërore 8) is a national highway in Albania spanning across the Counties of Albania, counties of Fier County, Fier and Vlorë County, Vlorë. It connects the cities of Fier and Vlorë to the city of Sarandë on the Albanian Ionian Sea Coast. The highest point of the SH8 is the Llogara National Park, Llogara Pass, above sea level. The road was built in 1920. Route The National Road SH8 branches off from the National Road SH4 in Fier and leads the city of Vlorë. From Vlorë, the road crosses the Llogara Pass, to the Albanian Riviera near Dhërmi and through Himarë (town), Himarë to Sarandë. It ends at the city center of Sarandë. Gallery File:3Road_To_Kakome_Near_Saranda_2017.jpg, SH8 near Kakomë File:Albanian_Riviera_bunkers.jpg, Roads seen from Dhërmi File:Llogara_pass_2.jpg, Llogara Pass File:Llogara_Viewing_platform_from_above.JPG, Llogara "Heart" platform from above See also * Transport in Albania * A2 (Albania) References ...
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Julius Caesar
Gaius Julius Caesar (; 12 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman Roman or Romans most often refers to: *, the capital city of Italy *, Roman civilization from 8th century BC to 5th century AD *, the people of ancient Rome *', shortened to ''Romans'', a letter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible Roman ... general and statesman. A member of the First Triumvirate The First Triumvirate (60–53 BC) was an informal alliance among three prominent politicians in the late Roman Republic: Julius Caesar, Gaius Julius Caesar, Pompey, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and Marcus Licinius Crassus. The constitution of ..., Caesar led the Roman armies in the Gallic Wars The Gallic Wars were waged between 58 BC and 50 BC by the Roman general against the peoples of (present-day , , along with parts of ). , , and tribes fought to defend their homelands against an aggressive Roman . The Wars culmi ... before defeating his political rival Pompey Gnaeus ...
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Pompey
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (; 29 September 106 BC – 28 September 48 BC), known in English as Pompey or Pompey the Great, was a leading Roman Roman or Romans most often refers to: *, the capital city of Italy *, Roman civilization from 8th century BC to 5th century AD *, the people of ancient Rome *', shortened to ''Romans'', a letter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible Roman ... general and statesman. He played a significant role in the transformation of Rome from Republic A republic () is a form of government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a month ... to Empire An empire is a "political unit" made up of several territories and peoples, "usually created by conquest, and divided between a dominant center and subordinate peripheries". Narrowly defined, an empire is a sovereign state ca ...
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Classical Antiquity
Classical antiquity (also the classical era, classical period or classical age) is the period of cultural history History (from Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approxima ... between the 8th century BC and the 6th century AD centred on the Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean Sea is a connected to the , surrounded by the and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by and and , on the south by , and on the east by the . The Sea has played a central role in the . Although the Mediterrane ..., comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece Ancient Greece ( el, Ἑλλάς, Hellás) was a civilization belonging to a period of History of Greece, Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 12th–9th centuries BC to the end of Classical Antiquity, antiquit ...
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Cave
A cave or cavern is a natural void in the Earth#Surface, ground, specifically a space large enough for a human to enter. Caves often form by the weathering of rock and often extend deep underground. The word ''cave'' can also refer to much smaller openings such as sea caves, rock shelters, and grottos, though strictly speaking a cave is exogene, meaning it is deeper than its opening is wide, and a rock shelter is endogene. Speleology is the science of exploration and study of all aspects of caves and the cave environment. Visiting or exploring caves for recreation may be called Caving, ''caving'', ''potholing'', or ''spelunking''. Formation types The formation and development of caves is known as ''speleogenesis''; it can occur over the course of millions of years. Caves can range widely in size, and are formed by various geological processes. These may involve a combination of chemical processes, erosion by water, tectonic forces, microorganisms, pressure, and atmospheric influ ...
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Fauna
Fauna is all of the animal Animals (also called Metazoa) are multicellular A multicellular organism is an organism In biology, an organism () is any organic, life, living system that functions as an individual entity. All organisms are composed of cells ... life present in a particular region or time. The corresponding term for plant Plants are predominantly photosynthetic Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to Energy transformation, convert light energy into chemical energy that, through cellular respiration, can later be released to fuel ...s is ''flora Flora is all the plant life present in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring (indigenous (ecology), indigenous) native plant, native plants. Sometimes bacteria and fungi are also referred to as flora, as in the terms ' ...''. Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi A fungus (plural The plural (sometimes abbreviate ...
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River
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases, a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of water. Small rivers can be referred to using names such as stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill. There are no official definitions for the generic term river as applied to Geographical feature, geographic features, although in some countries or communities a stream is defined by its size. Many names for small rivers are specific to geographic location; examples are "run" in some parts of the United States, "burn (topography), burn" in Scotland and northeast England, and "beck" in northern England. Sometimes a river is defined as being larger than a creek, but not always: the language is vague. Rivers are part of the hydrological cycle. Water generally collects in a river from Precipitation (meteorology), precipitation through a drainage b ...
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Cove
A cove is a small type of bay or coast The coast, also known as the coastline or seashore, is defined as the area where land meets the ocean The ocean (also the or the world ocean) is the body of that covers approximately 70.8% of the surface of and contains 97% of . Anot ...al inlet An inlet is an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow, such as a small bay or arm, that often leads to an enclosed body of water, body of salt water, such as a Sound (geography), sound, bay, lagoon, or marsh. Overview In sea coasts, .... Coves usually have narrow, restricted entrances, are often circular or oval, and are often situated within a larger bay A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean The ocean (also the sea or the world ocean) is the body of salt water which covers approximately 71% of the surface .... Small, narrow, sheltered bays, inlets, creeks, or recesses in a ...
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Canyon
A canyon (; archaic British English British English (BrE) is the standard dialect A standard language (also standard variety, standard dialect, and standard) is a language variety that has undergone substantial codification of grammar and usage and is employed by a populatio ... spelling: ''cañon'') or gorge is a deep cleft between escarpment An escarpment is a steep slope In mathematics, the slope or gradient of a line Line, lines, The Line, or LINE may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Films * ''Lines'' (film), a 2016 Greek film * ''The Line'' (2017 film) * ''The L ...s or cliff upEurope's highest cliff, Troll Wall in Norway, a famous BASE jumping location for jumpers from around the world.">BASE_jumping.html" ;"title="Troll Wall in Norway, a famous BASE jumping">Troll Wall in Norway, a famous BASE jumping location ...s resulting from weathering Weathering is the deterioration of rocks In geology Geology (from the Ancient G ...
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