From Tirana to Gjirokastra is an enjoyable trip along with some Albanian cities. However, on this trip, there are many things to do on the way. You can book the attractions we suggest and add some more minutes to your trip from Tirana to Gjirokaster.
Petrela Castle lays above the village with the same name, in the hill’s crest. This is a small castle that started to be constructed at the beginning of the XIV century and was finished at the beginning of the XV century from the feudal family of the region, Topiajve. Besides, the castle is a ‘culture monument’. In her corners, the castle has four roundly towers. The watching dates from 1800 – 1850.
Tourists love it for its beautiful position that sees over the Tirana field. Also in front of the tower, you will find the Kruja Castle. This Castle lays by the International Airport of “Nene Tereza“ in Rinas. Also, in the castle are restaurants and service bars where you can rest and have a good time.
Elbasan’s castle is one of the largest castles in Europe laying entirely on flat ground. At its zenith, the castle had 26 towers raised in an equal distance among each other all the way across the wall that reached an impressive height of 9 meters. When all its four straight walls surrounded the place once, they covered a massive area of 107,184 square meters. The Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II (the Conqueror) established the site in its full form as an army garrison during the XV century. However, the origin of the site dates back to the III century C.E., when the Romans constructed it as a legionary fortress that controlled the main route of this area.
Nowadays, all the southern parts of the wall are still in very good condition. Only a few towers are now still visible and at the one on the southwestern corner, you can find the construction elements from the Roman and Byzantine times.
The Ali Pasha castle in Tepelena is listed as a cultural monument of the first category in 1963. The castle is in the north of the town of Tepelena. Its geographical position has defended the castle from many invasions. The construction of the castle as people say has been under Ali Pasha’s supervision. It is built in 1819 and has 3 entrances and 3 towers. Ali Pasha himself lived in this castle and used it as his second residence.
The archaeological park of an ancient city. Apollonia is located on the banks of the last wild river in Europe, Vjosa River. The pillars and theater of Apollonia will remind you of the days when Greeks used to believe in Gods and built houses for them. The ancient city is part of the UNESCO heritage list. The site is very well preserved and shows you about the past. Apollonia’s Beauty has attracted many visitors. Considering Apollonia a great and important city of the past. You can see that from the ruins that are almost perfect.
The monastery is located on the gorgeous hills of Ardenica. It is one of the most spiritual places you will visit in Albania. Why so remains to be discovered when you are there. It is a hidden jewel and a marvel of Albania’s landmarks.
The thermal baths located in Benje Permet, are a must-see when traveling Albania. The waters with their beautiful blue color and the warmth are so amazing you will be left speechless. Located near one of the last wild rivers of Albania, river Vjosa these thermal baths are great for your health. Moreover, they are divided into different baths and they offer qualities for the body and face. Meanwhile, they are completely healthy but probably if you have heart diseases you should consult your doctor beforehand. A stone bridge arcs over the river with beautiful blue and green waters with steam.
Important Note: For each attraction that adds more time to the transfer the price changes.