This arguably used to be the most luxurious crib in all of Albania, but it was looted in the 1997 uprising and isn't open to visitors now. Reportedly prince Leka has plans to renovate the villa "in the near future", but this has been reported for quite some time. Endure the steep climb up the hill for one of the most spectacular views over the city.
Currently no link to Tirana (which has been without a train station for some time), nor international links. Daily trains to Kashdar (a suburb of Tirana, several services), Elbasan (twice), Librazhd, Shkoder and Vlora (all once) through the adventurous Albanian railway system. There is a timetable posted outside of the train station.
Coastal town near Ada Bojana south of Shkoder known for its curative beach sand. The beach is long and wide, and a lot of hotels offer nice rooms. However, the beaches are crowded in August. If you prefer quieter beaches, you should go to Southern Albania
This is the main seaside resort south of Durres with long sandy beaches popular among Albanians and foreigners alike. Tirana inhabitants have their beach houses and villas in the area for weekend and summer retreats.
Go for an evening walk along the sea front promenade or along the beach where you can see families walking around or even men with bears on a leash or with snakes entwined around their necks!
where on 18 October 1801, Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos confronted Norman adventurer Robert Guiscard. A basilica built in the 6th century AD with a beautiful mosaic is found here.
is a historic landmark in Golem where once caravans used to pass along the ancient Via Egnatia. This is where a battle between Pompey and Julius Caesar is said to have taken place.
- port town northwest of Lezhe with lots of hotels and known for "Rana e Hedhun" Beach featuring a sand dune on the coast
The capital. Trees and mountains surround the city. Mt. Dajt is a popular tourist site for a great view of the city.
An easy to find three star hotel, just off the main street. Close to the action but quiet. Breakfast is included.
— a small city home to Skanderbeg's Tomb, panoramic Lezhe Castle and several renovated churches
built in the 5th century AD and Public Baths around and beneath Alexander Moissi Palace of Culture
Popular weekend retreat and exclusive wealthy beach area. A small resort can be found here.
Sit and admire the sea from up close on these large steps descending into the water
Panoramic view of Durres seaside at Currilat from top of a newly reclaimed hill
Take a dip in the Adriatic Sea water in the biggest sea side resort of Golem
The biggest in the Balkans it also features renovated iconography works.
Medieval Hammam and the Tophane Well located inside and around the wall.