FUNARI LAKES – THE UNKNOWN ELBASAN
August 6, 2019 || views
By Alma Mushi
It is really time to look back on nature and not to hurt her but to love her. Have you ever heard of Funar and its lakes? Funari is located only 20 km from Elbasan or 25 km from Tirana. Until a few years ago, Funari was a little known and almost never talked But is now turning into a tourism destination by utilizing the natural beauty and proximity to two of the country’s largest cities.
The four reservoirs of emerald water give freshness and beauty to the hills covered with forests, making it a very attractive place. For three years here is organized “Funar Fest”, an organization aimed at promoting tourism, based on natural beauties and historical past.
A game, a picnic a kayak ride or swimming between crystalline water, is what Funar offers for every nature enthusiast. But while Funari awaits visitors, the road leading to it is not in the right condition. The landscape is likened to sights coming from alpine lakes in Switzerland or elsewhere. But the infrastructure does not look like Swiss, so you have to keep in mind that if you want to go to Funar, the road is not good. However, you should bear in mind that Albanian Sport & Tourism AST often organizes activities at Funar and if you want to go there, you can join them.