You start your Albanian weekend with the smooth land in Mother Theresa Airport and depart to the capital, where you will get the first impressions of what you can get from Albania. You will take a look at the Scanderbeg Square, where our national hero stands strong like he stood agains the Ottoman invaders, sorrounded by the historical buildings of the Ministries, the Opera, the Tirana International Hotel, the National Historic Museum, Bank of Albania and Et’hem Beg Mosque. Each of these buildings are symbolic representatives of the era of their construction. Your stroll continues south along Martyrs of the National Boulevard, passing other important landmarks and ending up to Mother Theresa Square at the Polytechnic University.
Overnight in Tirana.
Day-2 Tirana – Kruja – Tirana
Leave the hotel and drive to the historical town of Kruja.Visit the museum of Gjergj Kastriot Scanderbeg, our national hero, who fought heroically against the ottoman invasion. Proceed to visit the Ethnographic museum, where are exposed folk dresses, objects and other things.You live Kruja by visiting the BAZAAR, where you will have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs, wool carpets, wooden-made objects etc. After sightseing all the spots of Kruja, you will have a delightful traditional lunch at a restaurant nearby the castle, to get a better Albanian taste. The rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure to explore other parts of Kruja. Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
Day-3 Tirana – Durres – Onward
On this day you depart to the ancient city of Durres, founded in 627 B.C. Today is one of the biggest towns and most important seaport in Albania. Visit the fortress of the city, the amphitheatre, and the archaeological museum. For lunch you can try the best of Albanian seafood. Afternoon at leisure at the sandy beaches of Durres until time of depart, where you will transfer to the airport.
Dates go here
A short weekend break can last within your memories much longer than just a weekend, and especially if the trip is historical. During this weekend you will visit some of the highlights of the Albanian history. One of these highlights it the city of Kruja, with it’s citadel that protected the people agains the Ottoman army for a quarter century. But you will go back in time for more than a few centuries, but for a couple of millenias, in the city of Durres where the Roman amphitheatre is the best proof of it’s glory. In this weekend you cannot leave the country without visiting the capital as well, taking from Tirana almost every essence of Albania. Three days is a good trailer for a country for you to be convinced by yourself to come back again to visit more of Albania.
Countries visiting: Albania
Highlights: Castle of Kruja, Capital sightseeing, Archaeological Park, etc.
Accommodation: 2 nights in hotels
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