Tirana is the lively and colourful capital of Albania and its largest city with its never ending movement and energy. Being the capital since 1920, Tirana is quite a modern city, though the area has been populated since antiquity. Still there are a number of historical sites which you can not pass by while in Tirana.
Durres is the second largest city in Albania and the country’s biggest port in the Adriatic sea. It is one of the most ancient cities in Albania. Known by name of Epidamnus, it was established in the year 627 B.C. and later flourished as a significant port of the Eastern Adriatic and a vital Roman port of Via Egnatia which was a main trade route between Rome and Byzantium.
Korcha is a picturesque city with a unique landscape and significant cultural heritage. This is a place where the joy never ends and where modern and ancient architecture are perfectly mixed. In this amazing, colorful and hospitable city, there are many monuments and sights created under the Ottoman Empire.
Explore the city of Kruja which is a birthplace of the national Albanian hero Skanderbeg whose troops successfully defended Albania against the Ottoman army that only after the death of Skanderbeg captured the country and reigned in Albanian land for over 500 years. Today Kruja is a center of tourism in Albania, and a source of inspiration to Albanians.
Pogradec is one of the most charming resorts in Albania because of its location on the Ohrid Lake, one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes surrounded by beautiful fields and picturesque mountains. It’s the place where you can feel the authentic harmony of nature, and the friendliness of the inhabitants.
Berat is one of the most beautiful cities of Albania. The “city of a thousand windows” is located in the picturesque valley of Osum River at the foot of Mount Tomorr. Enjoy the fascinating views of the city and the surrounding area from the ancient walls of the castle of Berat which is still a home to many local people whose houses are neighboring Byzantine churches and mosques built in the Ottoman times.
Hotels Restaurants Entertainment Attractions Vlore is a vibrant coastal city and one of the most famous resorts of Albania situated on the picturesque Bay of Vlore which is known to be the meeting point of the Ionian and the Adriatic seas. Vlora is proclaimed a hero city. It is an old city, where important events […]
With over 300 sunny days a year, Saranda is the sea gateway to the southern Albania and one of the most popular resorts of the Albanian Riviera to enjoy your honeymoon, a family holiday or a getaway with your friends. Although the main beach area is located to the south of the city with a variety of hotels and restaurants which offer catering facilities and accommodation, Saranda attracts the tourists for an evening promenade in the central city boulevard by sea.
The ‘city of a thousand steps’, Gjirokastra is an outstanding example of an Ottoman merchant town and one of the few still surviving in the Balkans, no doubt nowadays it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lying in the historical region of Epirus, the city nowadays consists of 2 main parts: the lovely old city up on the mountain slope, and the new city in the valley below.
Being one of the oldest and most historic places in Albania, as well as an important cultural and economic centre, Shkoder annually attracts thousands of tourists. A walk through the historical center (Pjaca quarter, Democracy Square, pedestrian boulevard of Kole Idromeno) with a visit to Mother Teresa monument is a way to find out more about the cultural heritage of the city.