Lezhe Travel Guide

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Lezhe Things to Do

  • Lezha, not the Skanderbeg memorial!

    This monument is not Skanderbeg grave and memorial, which is a little further and that we have not visited. However, this monument, which stands on Beselidhja square, at the cross road near Tirana bank and Hotel-Restaurant Uldedaj-Liss commemorates the day of 2 March 1444, when Skanderbeg gathered in Lezha an assembly with all the Albanian princes...

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  • Lezha, new buildings

    Though there is not in Lezha such an amazing building boom than in Durrësi, in Saranda and the whole south, there are a few very recent buildings, such as this one, standing in the city center. It is the local seat of Tirana bank.

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  • Lezha, colored buildings

    As everywhere else in Albania, the front of the grey blocks of housing of the Enver Hoxa’s period have now been painted in various colors. I do not know if this is only a cosmetic improvement or if the apartments themselves have been renovated. I hope so! Anyway, the result is rather pleasant for the visitor.

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Lezhe Restaurants

  • Best Pizza

    Besa imports all its ingredients from Italy and the cook studied in Italy. There is only one word to describe the pizza's you'll eat here; DELICIOUS! Everything is made when you order and is made quick. This restaurant is a bit smaller so it can get crowded but is worth the extra noise. Don't forget to try a local wine with your pizza. Pizza luna....

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  • Great Atmosphere

    Bar Moxhart makes everything fresh. Try their pasta, pizza or seafood dishes. This restaurant was just completely renovated and looks amazing. It's located on the 2nd floor so you can also enjoy watching people walk around while sipping on your Tirana beer or eating your fresh seafood salad. On the weekends they also have live music so don't be...

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  • Former Count Ciano hunting lodge

    In 2007, we have not been to Restaurant i Gjuetisa, former Count Ciano hunting lodge. In 1989, this is where we had dinner (my Rrethu i Lezhes page). It is situated 3 km outside the city, in Ishull Lezha (the Island of Lezha). It had been damaged during the 1997 looting but has now reopened as a country hotel and restaurant. We will certainly try...

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Lezhe Transportation

  • by leslieinalbania Written Mar 24, 2009

    If you are coming from Montenegro your best bet is to take a taxi for about 40 Euros direct to Lezha. This is the total cost though so it isn't too bad if you are 2 or 3 people. If you are coming from Shkodër in the north, you can come by bus or minivan for about 150 - 250 leke. Buses leave every hour on the hour and minivans leave when they are full. However do not expect to be able to find anything late at night. Most transportation options will stop running when the sun goes down. Travel early to avoid this problem. If you're coming from Tirana, you can again come by bus or minivan. Bus is 200 leke and minivan is 300 leke. Both buses and minivans will drop you off at the bus station which is just across the bridge from the center of Lezha.

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Lezhe Local Customs

  • Afternoon Naps

    During summer it is very typical for places to close for a few hours in the afternoon for "pushim" or rest time. Don't expect everything to be open from 2pm till about 4pm. This is a less common trend in Lezha but in Shkoder it is very common and in other neighboring cities as well.

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  • Coffee anyone??

    Going for coffee is a national past time in Albania. If you meet up with any locals they will most likely invite you for coffee. It is polite to accept. Know that you don't have to drink coffee. You can order anything you like to drink, coffee, soda, beer, tea, water, etc... If you spend all day with locals, you will most likely have at least 4...

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  • Do You Mean Yes or No?

    When speaking with Albanians, do not be confused if they shake their head from left to right and say "po" or "yes". This is their way of saying yes. It is also more like a head bobble than a real shake from left to right. Also, if an Albanian clicks their tounge at you or shakes a finger at you, or does both at the same time, this is their way of...

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Lezhe Tourist Traps

  • Don't Give Money!

    Lezha has a large Roma population. Some of these Roma will be on the street asking for money. Usually it is children. For their own good, do not give them money!! Many of these children suffer from human trafficking and giving them money only hurts them. If you want to help them, give them food. If you're eating chips, hand them a few or give them...

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  • Don't Give Money!

    Lezha has a large Roma population. Some of these Roma will be on the street asking for money. Usually it is children. For their own good, do not give them money!! Many of these children suffer from human trafficking and giving them money only hurts them. If you want to help them, give them food. If you're eating chips, hand them a few or give them...

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