What to Visit in Kruja, Albania

Kruja was the most important Balkan towns during the 15th century. It successfully withstood at least three major sieges by the Ottoman Empire. The medieval hero Gjergj Kastrioti (a.k.a. “Scanderbeg”) had a base of operations there. The Albanians consider him a symbol of resistance as well as a savior. Even the Ottomans believed that a […]

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10 Fun Things to Do in Albania

1. Hike the Alps from Valbone to Theth Walking in Northern Albania seamlessly combines experiencing nature and discovering culture. Take a boat tour through Koman Lake, sleep in guesthouses and experience the local hospitality of the North. Immerse yourself into the local traditions of the Albanian Highlands as you walk through the National Parks of […]

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Berat, Albania: The City of One Thousand Windows

In the southern region of Albania along the banks of the Osumi River, you will find one of the most ancient towns in Albania. The innumerable monuments and characteristic architecture of the houses have proclaimed Berat, Albania a “Museum Town”. The town itself has three distinct parts: Gorica, Mangalem and Kalaja. Within Gorica you will […]

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Cycling from Ohrid to The Mediterranean

It is exciting exploring a region from the seat of a bike. You can find it special after pushing yourself along a route, riding your bike, and after every stop you make you are eager to get back on and get going again. Albania is surrounded by high mountains, steep downhills, and rough terrain – […]

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Best Things To Do in Durrës, Albania!

Introduction It was surrounded by thick protective walls, segments of which have been uncovered after archeological excavations. Dyrrachium was one of the largest harbor cities of antiquity on the eastern shoreline of the Adriatic. Despite the devastations and even though the city has suffered through the centuries, it has always been inhabited, up to the […]

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