What makes your home country special for you?
Language - Climatic Diversity - Landscape
According to linguistics and historians, the Albanian language is unique. It is considered to be one of the oldest languages in Europe. Despite belonging to the Indo-European family of languages, it has its own particularities, and does not resemble other languages at all. There are many philologists, linguistics and historians, that studied and elaborated the Albanian language for its unique specific and history, for example the German philologists Franz Bopp and Gustav Meyer, the Danish linguist Holger Pedersen, the Austrian Norbert Jokl, and many others.
Albania is a small country close to the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea. It is characterized by its landscape diversity and a broad variety of climate zones. While there is Mediterranean climate along the coast, it changes to continental climate in the heart of the country and even to alpine climate on the highest mountains. This climatic variety is exciting for everyone visiting Albania's beautiful landscape, it is considered a national asset for tourism. There are many places where you can experience different climate zones in a very short distance. For example, descending from an altitude of 1000 meters to the amazing beaches and the deep blue sea of the Riviera coastline in southern Albania, just takes a three kilometers drive.