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Tirana Half Day Walking Tour
"Join this tour designed to offer you the best highlights of Tirana combining the ancient history with the communist era and today's modern life. Tirana the capital of Albania is considered a relatively new city although antique monuments and artifacts uncovered around it testify to earlier beginnings. It  is associated with the recent face lift of its buildings through splashes of colors in a modernistic style. During this tour you will visit inside the National Museum Orthodox Church and the old Mosque  of 18th-century located in the center
From EUR26.00
 
Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour
"Start the tour from Skanderbeg Square (photo stop at Skanderbeg’s Monument) National Museum (the huge mosaic on front represent the Albanian history development and the stages of this development are presented on respective pavilions). Then you continue to see other important buildings: Palace of Culture/Opera/National Library Mosque of Ethem Bey the Clock Tower Tirana Castle Parliament
From EUR12.00
 
Durres Full Day Tour
"The tour will start at the 9 am with the pick-up from your hotel. The first visit will be at the  National Archaeological Museum and the Roman amphitheater and a visit of city’s landmarks (the Venetian Tower and Walls the Town Hall Square the villa of King Zog and its landscape the bazaar and the fruit market and vegetables the Promenade of the rink etc ...)In the middle of the tour
From EUR52.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Albania

Oil wells

In the country, East to Fier, the landscape is sprinkled with dozens and dozens of small derricks (first photo).On the second photo, I have made an enlargement that shows the tall structure, an...
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JLBG
Nov 08, 2007

take the small roads.

most places in albania are off the beaten track, but if you take the small roads then you really get a feel of being far away from home.this road here is a little north east of tirana, where i went on...
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cachaseiro
Oct 06, 2004

Road trip

In Albania I must recommend a trip along the road between Gjirokaster and Saranda. It is as slow and tortuous as any Albanian road, but the reward is the breathtaking mountainous landscape. You'll see...
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illumina
May 06, 2006

The 'Riviera of Flowers'

The beautiful stretch of coast between Saranda and Vlore is paralleled by the most spectacular and most dangerous road in Albania, which apparently hasn't been repaired since World War 2. The many...
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AndreSTGT
May 07, 2004

Butrint

The ruins of the ancient city of Butrint south of Saranda are a UNESCO cultural heritage site. Some of the structures are still surprisingly well-preserved, esp. the theater and the public...
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AndreSTGT
Jul 11, 2003

Tirana to Kukes

Some of the most spectacular mountain scenery of Albania can be admired on the road through the country's wild and poor North-East. For a long time this region was off-limits for independent travelers...
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AndreSTGT
Jun 19, 2003
 
 
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Villages of the Vrina Plain

The area surrounding Butrint National park is constituted by two Municipalities: Ksamil and Xarra. This last one includes 5 villages and takes the name from one of these: Xarra, Vrina, Shen Delli,...
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illumina
Apr 05, 2006

lin,on the shores of lake ochrid

a charming,unspoilt,fishing village,apart of its ancient importance,is well worth a detour to see the wooden and stone houses....and also for good sandy beach on the far side of the promontory.lake...
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cbeaujean
Dec 19, 2002

shkodra,citadel of rozafat

magnificently situated 135m high ;byzantine citadel,quite impregnable,built on sheer cliffs,with its own water supply and secret passages leading down to the riverside below......hence gave rise to...
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cbeaujean
Sep 15, 2002

durres,roman amphitheatre

the largest building of its kind in the balkans,was begun in 2th c. ad,under reign of emperor hadrien.about 15000 spectators could be seated,with entrances for gladiators and wild animals.only partly...
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cbeaujean
Sep 15, 2002

near elbasan,steel of the party

"steel of the party":metallurgical complex,built with chinese assistance in the 1960s and 1970s.it was called "the second national liberation of albania" by enver hoxha,and was designed to refine...
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cbeaujean
Sep 15, 2002

The Albanian Wild West

The North-East of Albania is as much unexplored as today as it was 20 years ago. Unlike neighbouring Kosova it has received fractional if zero media attention. Probably because the area is well-known...
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Firstlady
Feb 02, 2005

Syri i Kalter (Blue Eye Spring)

Two Kilometres off the main road between Gjirokastra and Saranda is a beautiful place called Syri i Kalter. Underneath old shady oak trees is this unusual "Blue Eye Spring" giving birth to a small...
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frockland
Oct 30, 2006

Bunker systems

Everywhere in Albania are bunkers. Hundreds of thousands of concrete pill boxes were constructed throughout the country. Nowadays some of them are used as storerooms. It can be interesting to explore...
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frockland
Aug 20, 2006

Popular Cities in Albania

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Top Hotels in Albania

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Sheshi Italia, P.O. Box 1717, Tirane, Albania
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Rruga Butrinti, Sarande, Albania
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Top Things to Do in Albania

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National Museum of Medieval Art

When we saw this collection in May 2016, it was still in a church converted to a museum by the Communists. The collection of artworks rescued from destruction by Enver Hoxha's programme of eliminating...
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Cold War Bunker

The dictator Enver Hoxha was very concerned lest Albania be invaded by foreign troops. He ordered hundreds of thousands of defensive concrete bunkers to be built all over his small country. Many of...
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Teto Ollga Statue

Close to the central square of the village of Tushemish, which has several bars and cafés, there is a statue, which is one of the village’s main attractions for visitors. It is a statue of the...
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Bunker by a café

Next to the café where we parked, there was a Hoxha-era (Cold War) hemispherical concrete bunker, no doubt placed right in the centre of Bilisht to hinder any invasion from Greece, which is only a few...
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An Atypical Bunker

Most of the defensive (Cold War) bunkers constructed in Enver Hoxha's Albania were in the form of hemispherical concrete domes (see top illustration). Here, I describe an unusual one that I saw...
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Turan-i-Sipermë

At the hamlet of Turan-i-Sipërme (Turan) between Korçë and Voskop,there is a solitary tall old tower with gothic windows. It might have once been part of a church or maybe a watch-tower. However, I...
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"The sleeping beauty is awake & has 7 leagues..."
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"Bukur Albania!"
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illumina

"In The Land of the Eagles"
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cachaseiro

"The most adventuros destination in Europe."
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"Albania"
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