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Mussel Farming

Agricultural cultivation in our region is developed and two of the most famous products are: Mussels, from Lake Butrint and Mandarins, from the land of tangerines in Konispol. We also call the mussel the Queen of Butrint Lake as it is the most important product that the lake has, every action that is done in the lake is done by "advising" it. The mussel farming industry started in the 1960s, it has been a developed and well, organized industry. Butrint mussel was exported and characterized by high quality. Also in that period, the conservation of mussels started, which were used for the local market as well as for export.

Currently, the mussel is used as a consumer product and as a tourist product through the offer of the "Meeting Our Queen" experience (Link to the Mussel Tour experience page), a unique experience, the tourist sails on traditional farmers' boats, is involved in the mussel cultivation process and enjoy authentic mussel dishes.

Mandarin Farm

In the same area near the National Park of Butrint across the canal of Vivar, there are lands of Tangerines, fields and hills planted with mandarins. The land of tangerines is located in the municipality of Konispoli(Konispoli Municipality Link) and the villages that cultivate mandarines are: Vrina, Shëndëlli, Xarra, Mursi and Shkalla.

Mandarin cultivation is now also a tourist product, where tourists visit farms, get involved in fruit harvesting, learn how Mandarin is cultivated and enjoy lunch with traditional dishes cooked by the women of the area. Experience "Mandarin Farmers" (Link to the Mandarina Tour experience page).
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