Elbasan Things to Do
This Clock Tower first arose in Elbasan in the 17th century. After ruined before the year 1854, a second tower of wood was build about 15 years later. In 1899, after dropping, it was replaced with remaining stone tower.Add to your Trip Planner
URA E LIZES and Rainbow Bar: Nice Restaurant Near Elbasan Albania
Restaurant serving typical Albanian food on the main road from Elbasan. Mutli-lingual staff: English/Greek/Italian. Excellent food and value for money. Safe parking. Nice music and atmosphere. Bar on the second floor. Warm. Friendly staff.
Favorite Dish: 1. Potatoes with chef's special seasoning.
2. Mixed salad
3. Beef stewRelated to:
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"Real Skampis": DO NOT MISS: Fabulous dining in ancient...
The ancient fortress in the center of town has been remodeled to contain a large bar area and a dining area. One descends about 50 steps into the fortress, the lighting makes for a beautiful setting. Only one waiter spoke any (very broken) English, but that only enhanced the experience in our minds.
It being our first evening in Albania, we were apprehensive about the risk of crime on the street (a fear which subsided as we spent more time in Albania), we were just as happy to be INSIDE the fortress and buffered from the unknowns of the street.
Like elsewhere in Albania, no credit cards accepted.
I have attached three pictures (if I successfully uploaded them...):
1) A view of the fortress from our Hotel Skampa
2) A view inside the fortress of the remodeling with Bar and Restaurant
3) My excellent $7.00 antipasto dish
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Favorite Dish: My antipaste of prosciutto, two local salamis, mozzarella pizzetas, was very large for 700 leke (about $7.00 and the salami was extrordinary.
As a main dish, I had "tradicionale", a baked stew-like dish of meat, onions, peppers and yogurt. I found it also delicious.
The local beer was very good as well (do not recall the brand).Related to:
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Busses to and from Elbasan.
Elbasan is served quite well with busses to various towns around Albania.
There is a bus station located in the center of Elbasan, but i noticed that not all bus companies use the station, so it's worth asking locals for advice before taking a bus.
Don't worry abour asking around.
Albanians are a very friendly bunch and not so used to seeing foreigners, so they are usually very curious about foreigners in a positive way.
A bus ticket from Elbasan to Tirana costs around 150 Lek (1€) and it's around double if you take one of the smaller and faster mini busses.Related to:
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Bus Tirana-Skopje (through Elbasan)
The bus normally passes by there but you have to check out in Elbasan and ask to the habitants or in the brs at the center to know the hour when the bus will pas and maybe it will be in the night.
So good luck for your trip.Related to:
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Elbasan Sports & Outdoors
Albanias new national football stadium.
Albanias new national football stadium is in Elbasan and located rihght in the center of town.
It's a fairly modern and comfortable stadium that is easy to get to as it is by the end of the main avenue in Elbasan.
When I was there to watch a Champions Lrague qualifier, they sold beer inside the stadium for 1,5€ a pint which is some of the cheapest beer i ever had in a football stadium.
These days Albania plays many of it's national game sthere, so if you are a traveling football fan then you might just be going there, but don't worry.
It's a pretty nice town with a pretty nice stadium.Add to your Trip Planner