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Kruje

(Krujë) — ancient city of the national hero Skanderbeg. It consists of beautiful mountains; Skanderbeg's castle is now a museum. Kruje also contains an old style bazaar with shops selling traditional goods amid cobblestone streets. Kruje is known for it's carpet craftworks.

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Durrës

Durrës is an Albanian Adriatic port city. It has ferries to Bari in (Italy). Alternative spellings of the city's name are Durazzo (Italian), Drač (Драч, Serbo-Croatian) or Dyrrhachion (Δυρράχιον, Greek).

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Shëngjin

A growing beach town located in northwest Albania known for its Adriatic Sea views.

47km

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Berat

Thought to be one of the oldest towns in Albania, it is a new member of the UNESCO world heritage list. Berat has long been known as the "city of 1001 windows" because of its unique Ottoman/Albanian architecture. It has a well preserved castle with residents still living inside its protective walls.

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Northeastern Albania

Northeastern Albania is a region of Albania.

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Shkodra

the biggest town in Northern Albania. Shkodra is considered the capital of Albanian culture. In Shkodra is located "Migjeni" theatre, the first in Albania and also was held the first cyclic race and also the first football match and the first photograph was developed (by Marubi). The Rozafa Castle is a major tourist attraction here,but also "The Great Cathedral", "The mosque Ebu Beker" etc.

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Vlorë

Lively seaside city, nice beaches south of town. Passenger ferries to and from Italy dock here.

80km

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Thethi

Thethi is a village surrounded by Thethi National Park, up on Albanian Alps, in Northeastern Albania, in Shkodra District.

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Prokletije

Prokletije or (Albanian: Alpet Shqiptare or Bjeshkët e Nemuna), sometimes called the Accursed Mountains are a range in northeastern Albania and northwestern Kosovo.

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Dhërmi

one of the finest of the many beaches along the coastal road between Vlore and Saranda, perfect for camping.

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Ohrid

city in North Macedonia

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Podgorica

capital city of Montenegro

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Gjakova

city in Kosovo

111km

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Korca

Korçë (Korça) is the principal city in the district of Korçë in Southeastern Albania.

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Prizren

City in Kosovo

123km

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Resen

town in North Macedonia

133km

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Skopje

capital city of North Macedonia

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Sights

Pyramid of Tirana

The now-derelict pyramid was built in 1987 according to the design of Enver Hoxha's daughter and was opened as a museum dedicated to her father. In 2007 US President George W. Bush gave a speech in front of this building. The building was the most expensive erected under communism, and there are plans for future changes into it. The more adventure-minded can climb its side to get a view of the surrounding city center.

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Fortress of Justinian

This is a castle in Tirana. Its history dates back before 1300 and is a remnant from the Byzantine-era. The fortress is the place where the main east-west and north-south roads crossed, and formed the heart of Tirana. About all that's left of the fortress above ground is a 6-m-high Ottoman-era wall, covered in vines. The recently uncovered wall foundations were incorporated into the pedestrianised Murat Toptani Street, while a mosaic commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Albania's Independence was unveiled near the Albanian Parliament

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Taivani

This beautiful place in the heart of downtown Tirana. It includes restaurants, casinos, bars, a club, etc. It is surrounded by a huge lit water fountain with a glowing bridge that reaches to the restaurant, and is an ideal place for all ages. Children enjoy gourmet ice cream and iced European soft drinks, whilst adults and teens can enjoy fun casinos. This is an excellent tourist attraction, and many Albanian celebrities can be found in the area.

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Skanderbeg Monument

bronze sculpture

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Et'hem Bey Mosque

Construction of this mosque took about 28 years and finished in 1821. It is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in Albania with very interesting decorations and art-work within it. It is under repair.

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Kapllan Pasha Tomb

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Resurrection Cathedral, Tirana

This cathedral features fascinating architecture and rich interior iconography. The church covered with a 23-m-high dome

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Skanderbeg Square

Tirana's city centre. A statue of Albanian hero Skanderbeg stands in the square with the Albanian flag on the side. Renovations have made the square pedestrians and public transportation friendly. Government buildings featuring Italian architecture and some structures outlined below are all right off this square.

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Ish-Blloku

Among the apartment blocks, one can find some of Tirana's trendiest cafés, shops, and restaurants. Here is also located the villa of the former dictator, Enver Hoxha. During communism, the area was reserved solely for government officials and was not allowed to be entered by the commoner. It was opened to the public in 1991 and since became the number one spot for Tirana's youth. At night the area gets full of people especially on weekends when most night clubs are full. The streets, especially in summer afternoons, are filled with Tirana's citizens and expensive cars cruising around. From the Block you can go almost anywhere for less than 10-15 minutes. If you need to have a coffee or relax while taking a look at the parade of trendy and elegant people, the block is a perfect place for you. In the Block you can buy trendy clothing items and French delicacies. You can also get taxis.

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Mother Teresa Square (Tirana)

Located at the southern side of Deshmoret e Kombit Boulevard, this square features typical fascist architecture. Buildings include the University of Tirana, Archaeological Institute, Academy of Arts and the National Stadium.

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Tanners' Bridge

cultural Monument in Albania

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Kokonozi Mosque

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Tanners' Mosque

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Grand Park of Tirana

People have picnics and have fun, and the natural beauty allows it because of the huge trees, open spaces, and mountains surrounding them. An artificial lake lies in the middle of the Park. It is popular with locals and tourists as a place to walk around and enjoy a lunch or coffee at one of the restaurants or cafés. Over 120 types of plants. A popular swimming pool complex is nearby.

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Natural Sciences Museum Sabiha Kasimati

national museum

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Tirana Zoo

Visiting this zoo is an odd experience; there are few animals but you will see them at remarkably close range. Nearby is the Botanical Garden featuring the best of Albania's fauna.

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Petrelë Castle

This is one of Albania's best preserved castles. It is known as an ancient settlement 2000 years old and was commanded by princess Mamica, the sister of the national hero, Skanderbeg.

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Dajti Castle

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Dajti National Park

1,612-m-high (getting to the topmost point is not possible because of a restricted area with antennas and a military zone). Offers great views of Tirana. A very relaxing area, mount Dajti can be reached through an Austrian-built express cable car (one ride takes more than 15 minutes so is worth the cost even if you don't stay atop the mountain). To get to the bottom station of the cable car, take the bus line "Qender - Linze" that starts east beside the Skanderbeg place behind the mosque. In the bus tell the conductor "Teleferik" and he will show you the station to get out of the bus. From there it is a short 5-minute walk guided by direction signs (the cable car is closed on Tuesdays). In the top station of the cable car, there is a hotel (€30 for a double room [2013]) and a tourist agency offering various activities like horse riding, trekking, excursions, sky sports, ski etc. The area has a limited number of hotels and restaurants, but it is great for taking a breath of fresh air, mountain sports, or to just get out of the city for a while.The Pellumba Cave in the area is worth a visit. Unfortunately, litter is becoming a problem on Mount Dajti. This detracts from the experience somewhat, but the beautiful scenery still makes the trip worthwhile. Don't forget to visit the spectacular Erzeni Canyon along the Erzeni River south of the park near the dam.A new tourist information center was opened by the Albanian Agency of Protected Areas (AKZM) near the TV and Radio antennas in Fushe Dajt. The administration of the national park is shared between AKZM and Tirana Municipality Parks and Recreation Agency.

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Çorovodë

main city of Skrapar District, Albania

82km

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Korab

mountain range

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Korab (mountain)

89km

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Rugova Mountains

mountain region in northwest Kosovo

119km

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Butrint

135km

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Tirana

Albania
Tirana (Albanian: Tiranë) is the bustling and modern capital of Albania.

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Average temperatures

Jan

11.6°C1.8
Precipitation: 143 mm

Feb

12.9°C2.6
Precipitation: 132 mm

Mar

15.6°C4.5
Precipitation: 115 mm

Apr

19°C7.9
Precipitation: 104 mm

May

23.8°C12.1
Precipitation: 103 mm

Jun

27.7°C15.6
Precipitation: 68 mm

Jul

30.7°C17.2
Precipitation: 42 mm

Aug

30.7°C16.9
Precipitation: 46 mm

Sep

27.3°C14.1
Precipitation: 78 mm

Oct

21.8°C10.1
Precipitation: 114 mm

Nov

17.1°C6.3
Precipitation: 172 mm

Dec

13°C3.2
Precipitation: 148 mm