Best Places to See in Tirana - Albania
Tirana is the capital city of Albania. It is a small but totally positive city. Here is the best places to visit in Tirana. Pyramid of Tirana, historic Ethem Bey Mosque and Clock Tower from Ottoman times and Skanderbeg Square are some of the attractions. You can also see the villa of Enver Hoxja, dictator of the country during communism era.
ALBANIA TRAVEL TIPS
Visiting Albania isn't usually at the top of peoples' bucket list, but it should be. Generally overlooked by tourists who would rather visit the nearby Greek islands, Albania is a non-crowded, laid-back, off-the-beaten-path destination that far exceeded our expectations. After spending a day in Albania's capital, Tirana, we took off on a 6-hour road trip toward the southern beach town of Sarandë, which gave us a little taste of the pristine valleys, rugged mountains, beautiful beaches, and overall charm the country has to offer. Along the way, we made a few stops, exploring the small medieval towns of Durres, Dhermi, Llogara, Fier, Vlore, and Gjirokastër. Then, at the end of our trip we just hopped on a 30-minute ferry to Corfu to spend another week in Greece.
Some highlights from our trip included our visits to the Blue Eye Syri Kalter natural springs and the UNESCO world heritage site in the old town of Gjirokastër, and chatting with locals we met along the way who easily lived up to Albania's reputation as having some of the friendliest people in the world (I mean, Mother Theresa is Albanian). Having had only a few days in the country, we left knowing we still have a ton to explore, and we are hoping to make it back soon to experience the famous reggae parties held on the tiny islands off of Sarandë each summer.
In the meantime, check out my video diary of one of the most underrated European destinations: ALBANIA
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The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Albania, 2018
The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches
Albania’s southern coastline, with its lovely traditional hamlets, cobblestoned streets and small Orthodox churches, has plenty of beautiful beaches lapped by pristine waters, rivalling nearby Greece for half the price. And if you get your fill of coastal bays, you can head for the natural springs near Saranda or the lake shores near the Macedonian border – Albania has plenty of surprises. To name all of the beautiful beaches would be impossible, but here’s a list of the eleven most stunning beaches in Albania.
1. Drymades Beach, 9700, Dhërmi, Albania
2. Dhërmi Beach, Albania
3. Livadhi Beach, Albania
4. Borsh Beach, Rruga Plazhi, Borsh, Albania
5. Vlore, Albania
6. Pulebardha, Butrint National Park, Saranda, Albania
7. Ksamil Beach, 9760, Albania
8. Gjipe Beach, Albania
9. Syri i Kalter, Saranda, Albania
10 Day Road Trip in Albania
This week we're taking you on a road trip around Albania! We rented a car and toured the country for 10 days, stopping in Tirana, Berat, Gjirokaster and Saranda. Check it out!
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ALBANIA: EXPLORING BUTRINT, ONE OF EUROPE'S most important ANCIENT SITES
SUBSCRIBE: - Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city and a bishopric. Following a period of prosperity under Byzantine administration, then a brief occupation by the Venetians, the city was abandoned in the late Middle Ages after marshes formed in the area. The present archaeological site is a repository of ruins representing each period in the city’s development.
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Apollonia - Fier Albania
The archaeological site of Apollonia is located in central-western part of Albania, about 10 km west of Fier. Apollonia was founded in 558 BC by settlers from Corfu and Corinth.
The ancient site of Apollonia was an important port along the route between Rome and Byzantium. Emperor Octavian Augustus studied philosophy there, and later Aristotle mentioned the town in his book. According to the estimations, during its glorious period, about 60,000 inhabitants lived in the town, which was surrounded by a 4 km long wall.
Among the most interesting monuments of the site are the Bouleterion (city council), the library, the triumphal arch, the temple of Artemis and the Odeon.
In the 3rd -4th centuries A.D. Apollonia suffered serious destruction from several earthquakes and the town went into a rapid decline. The ruins of Appolonia serve as an open Archaeological Museum, now.
Next to The archaeological site the Monastery and Church of Saint Mary can be found. The monastery complex was built in the 13th century and one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Albania. The monastery houses the Apollonia Museum but at the time of writing the building is under renovation.
Top 5 Beaches in Albanian Riviera! (HD)
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''The Land of Eagles'' - Albania is a land to be loved. In this small Mediterranean country, virgin nature and cultural mysteries combine to create a unique sense of place. From the snow-capped mountains in the winter to the fields covered in spring by red poppies, Albania's landscape is ever-changing with the seasons, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy a warm summer beach holiday or a mountain trek in the crisp and cool air of the fall. In Albania, visitors are welcomed as guests as part of the country's rich cultural traditions and heritage. The warm hospitality of the Albanians, known worldwide, will make every traveler feel at home in this small wonderful land. There are many clean and pristine beaches, spectacular mountains, scenic river valleys, and many other natural surprises for visitors. Several of country's main cities are situated along the pristine seashores of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. An important gateway to the Balkan Peninsula, Albania's ever-growing road network provides juncture to reach its neighbors in north south, east, and west. Albania is within close proximity to all the major European capitals with short two or three hour flights that are available daily. Tourists can see and experience Albania's ancient past and traditional culture.
The Albanian language is one of the oldest living languages in the world. Throughout the country there are newly discovered and exciting archaeological sites, preserved Illyrian and medieval castles, as well as Byzantine churches and monasteries which containa rich collection of frescoes and icons. Albanian cuisine offers a truly unique blend of Mediterranean flavors. East meets West in many discernable ways throughout Albanian culture, but this is nowhere more evident than in the cuisine. Representing a rich historical past, the food of modern Albania has been developed over millennium and reflects a variety of influences. Among the many typical dishes, visitors should not miss byrek, minced meat, vegetables, eggs and cheese in flaky pastry; tavëkosi, (traditional Albanian meal) - mutton baked in a dish with yogurt and eggs; tavëkorani,-a unique kind of trout found only in Lake Ohrid baked with nuts, sauce and onions; and pasha qofte, - a hot soup with meatballs, rice and eggs. Albania is well known for its Scanderbeg cognac, mentioned for its unique flavor and aroma. But the most popular and traditional of Albanian beverages is Raki. It is usually made from grapes, though there are also other kinds of raki made from plums, mulberries, and walnuts. Tirana, Durrësi, Elbasani, Shkodra, Vlora, Berati, Korça, Fieri, Lushnja, Kavaja, Pogradeci, Laçi, Gjirokastra, Patosi, Kruja,Kuçova, Kukësi, Lezha, Shtërmeni, Saranda, Peshkopia, Burreli, Cërriku, Çorovoda, Shijaku, Librazhdi, Tepelena, Gramshi, Poliçani, Bulqiza, Përmeti, Fushë-Kruja, Kamza, Rrësheni, Ballshi, Mamurrasi, Bajram Curri, Erseka, Peqini, Divjaka, Selenica, Bilishti, Roskoveci, Këlcyra, Puka, Memaliaj, Rrogozhina, Ura Vajgurore, Himara, Delvina, Vora,Kopliku, Maliqi, Përrenjasi, Kruma, Libohova, Orikumi, Fushë-Arrëza, Shëngjini, Rubiku,Miloti, Leskoviku, Konispoli, Krasta, Kërraba, Shijak,2012,2013. relax thethi ujevara hotel butrinti jal tani imazhe pamje deti perendimi akuariumi.Best Beach, Gjipe, Albania. plazhin e gjeneralit dhe Gjirin e Lalzit. Vuno dhe Borsh Palace ku uji eshte i paster. Palasa. ne Bishtin e Palles. Pema e Thate.Palasen,Lukoven, Qeparoin. plazhin e gjeneralit dhe Gjirin e Lalzit. Vuno dhe Borshi.Kalane ne Ujine Ftohte.ne Zvernec.ishullit te Manastirit. top ten 10 Beaches.Etnike. 100 vjetori i pavarsise . MISS - CALENDAR. X Factor Albania.Gjiri i Grames - A secret Paradise ! .Summer Holidays.Canyon di Osum. is a river.
Shkoder, Albania - Travel Around The World | Top best places to visit in Shkoder
Top best places to visit in Shkoder, Albania
Shkoder is one of the oldest and most historic places in Albania.
Since ancient times Shkoder, used to be known under the name of Scutari, had status as a major city. Today it is an important cultural and economic center.
Democracy Square is the main city hub and the primary spot for celebrating.
Next to it is located the second most important theater in Albania, the Migjeni.
But the central place for social gathering is the park situated next to the Democracy Square. The park is surrounded by important buildings, such as:
The University of Shkoder and the Parruca Mosque, the latest mosque in town.
Near by is also the seat of a municipal government, the Town Hall.
From the park begins the main pedestrian street, called Piazza, full of cafes and locals promenading in the evening hours.
Shkoder is the significant Islamic and Catholic center.
The most important sacred temples are:
The Ebu Beker Mosque, historically crucial in the scholarly learning.
The Orthodox Cathedral, a modern church dedicated to the Nativity of Christ.
The Franciscan Church, possessing several precious paintings.
And the Shkoder Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Stephen, the first patron of the city.
Also worth a visit, situated at a traditional Shkodran House, the Historical Museum.
Close by is the Loro Borici Stadium, the second largest stadium in the country, named after Albania’s greatest football player.
The main attraction of the city is the Rozafa Fortress, one of the biggest and most famous castles in Albania.
The fort has a fascinating history and amazing views from the highest point.
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ALBANIA, EXPLORING the historic 5th century AD CASTLE OF KRUJA (Krujë)
SUBSCRIBE: - Let's go visit one of the most historic sites in Albania, the famous Krujë castle which withstood three massive sieges from the Turks (1450-1466), with garrisons usually no larger than 2,000-3,000 men. Mehmed II The Conqueror himself could not break the castle's small defenses. Today it is a center of tourism in Albania, and a source of inspiration to Albanians. KrujÃ« Castle is situated at an elevation of 557 metres. Vic Stefanu, firstname.lastname@example.org