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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
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Tirana and Kruja Full Day Trip from Durres
"Departures from Durres to the city of Tirana the capital of Albania has almost one million inhabitants so nearly a third of the Albanian population is located there. Tirana is a business city par excellence like a western city regarding the quality of life and the lifestyle of the inhabitants. The night life is in quite similar to any other European city different from all other Albanian cities. Both Italian and English are commonly spoken by most of the people. Your tour begins with a visit to the center of Tirana at Scanderbeg Square (Giorgio Castriota Scanderbeg national hero who resisted the invasion for 25 years by defending Albania and Europe and its Christian religious and moral values from thge Ottoman invasion) which is a landmark of the City (along with t the Government House) will follow. Then you will depart to Kruja. Kruja is a small town (only 13
From EUR70.00
 
Tirana Full Day Trip from Durres
"After pick-up from your hotel in Durres you will travel to Tirana. There you will visit the Scanderbeg Square along with the Mosque of Ethem Bey and the Clock Tower especially the National Archaeological Museum (Pavilion of Antiquity Pavilion of the Middle Ages Pavilion of Albanian National Renaissance Pavilion of the Period of Independence Pavilion of Albanian Iconography
From EUR62.00

More Things to Do in Durres

The Venetian Tower.

The Venetian Tower was built in the 15th century on top of a Byzantine tower. It is 9 m high with a diameter of 16 m. The tower got its name from the fact that Durres was part of the Venetian Republic...
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Askla
Jun 20, 2014

The largest amphitheatre in the Balkans.

The amphitheatre was built in the beginning of the 2nd century, that is for sure. But then the info is not clear since the information table outside the entrance states it was built during the reign...
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Askla
Jun 20, 2014

The Muju Ulqinaku memorial.

Muju Ulqinaku (born 1896, dead 1939) was one of the first fighters of the resistance against the Italian fascist invasion on April 7, 1939. He held the rank of petty officer in the navy unit of...
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Askla
Jun 19, 2014

King Zog's Palace

The fantastically named King Zog, a name often used in Monty Python's Flying Circus sketches, was the improbable ruler of the first Albanian nation. He was actually an elected president, and shunned...
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antistar
Oct 21, 2012

Xhamia e Madhe

The pearl white Madhe Mosque (Xhamia e Madhe) sits overlooking the shady town square, where the sensible old folk of the city take refuge from the burning midday mediterranean sun. Its pristine...
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antistar
Oct 22, 2011

The roman amphitheater

The amphitheater in Durres is their biggest tourist sight I would say, and also the biggest amphitheater in the Balkan countries. It was built by the romans in the second century AD, and once it could...
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Oct 23, 2010
 
 
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Albanian Resistance Monument

When the Italian army invaded Durres in the Second World War, British secret agents teamed up with local Albanian resistance fighters to stop the occupation. They didn't succeed, but they did manage...
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maykal
Jun 13, 2008

Tower and Dutch Soldier Monument

The city walls meet Rruga Tregetare at a small tower, now part of a cafe. In the gardens surrounding the tower is a statue of a Dutch soldier, somebody Thomson, who seemed to have died in Durres. I...
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maykal
Jun 13, 2008

Plazhi i Currilave (Currila Beach)

Past "Baywatch", close to the university, a long sandy beach stretches off into the distance. Not the cleanest of sands, I was a bit disappointed, although it is right in the centre of a port city, so...
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maykal
Jun 13, 2008

Seafront

Head north from the port, and you'll find yourself on a seafront promenade. The first part is backed by gardens and a lacklustre funfair, but further on are some cafes and small hotels, as well as a...
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maykal
Jun 13, 2008

Roman Forum

A short distance from the old centre, archaeologists may find what remains of a Roman market interesting. A few colums and old bricks now lie in an overgrown park, labelled Sheshi Treg in Albanian...
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maykal
Jun 13, 2008

Old Town

Maybe this tip is a bit misleading, as Durres doesn't really have what you'd call an old town. But the lanes surrounding the amphitheatre (i.e. between the city walls and Rruga Tregetare) contain many...
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maykal
Jun 13, 2008

Rruga Tregetare

The main street of Durres, Rruga Tregetare is quite pretty, with many of the colonial buidings looking like they've been painted recently. Pavement cafes, a couple of postcard shops, lots of bicycles,...
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maykal
Jun 13, 2008

City Walls

Running next to the amphitheatre are the remains of Durres' city walls, which extend from the seafront up the hill behind the Roman ruins towards a big mosque. A small section has been done up and...
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maykal
Jun 13, 2008

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"Durrësi, the main harbor in Albania"
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"The Ancient Capital"
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"Durres 2008"
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"Dyrrachion, starting point of Via Egnatia."
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"Background"
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