From Tirana to Kotor is an enjoyable trip from one country to another. 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 Kotor.
From Tirana to Kotor you have to pass through Budva. Budva is located in Montenegro. Back in the days, it was a quiet town, now is the Miami of Balkans, the main touristic city of Montenegro. Also, Budva is a town of outstanding beauty. The old town of Budva is more than 2500 years old. This part of Montenegro is one of the oldest in Europe.
Moreover, the old town is considered as “the place to be seen”. In this tour of Budva, you can find everything from designer clothes to souvenirs to take with you as a memory. In the middle of the town is situated the Citadel. The castle of Budva offers outstanding views of the riviera. Soak up the amazing views of Sveti Stefan, one of the most amazing islets of Budva.
This town is one of the most attractive coastal cities of Montenegro and the old part of the city is the jewel on the crown. As an illustration of that, you will feel the Italian presence around the city as the walls surrounding the old town of Budva are of Venetian influence. Moreover, you will get to visit the museum of Budva, which is a gem as in it there you can find very important and informative artifacts.
Lake Skadar or Lake Scutari is the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula. Moreover, shaped like a dolphin its tail and 2/3 of its body is located in Montenegro and the rest and its nose are found in the Albanian part. This lake is protected by the national park since 1983. The area comprises mountains, island monasteries, and lilies.
This place is the perfect place for nature lovers and adventure lovers but also for the locals who want to breathe fresher air and escape the heat of Podgorica. The legends of this place will make you believe in fairy tales too!
Rozafa Castle lays on a rocky hill on the west side of Shkodra city. The city has three rivers, Buna, Drini, and Kiri. It is one of the most important castles in the whole country. Moreover, it serves as the main tourist attraction in the city of Shkodra. Furthermore, the Illyrian Queen Teuta used it as the base of her wars against the Roman Empire. Rozafa castle is a beautiful castle with a beautiful history behind it.
It is an impressive beautiful castle that overlooks the city. Just a 200m walk uphill to see the gorgeous views it offers. Since the castle is very rich in history very little is shown in the information points around the castle so to enjoy and learn about the castle you will need a tour guide. The castle is built in various stages. But what makes it more interesting is the legend of the three brothers.
Built on Kir River by Mehmet Pasha Bushati during the 18th century. The bridge is 108 meters long and 314 m wide, including 13 stone arches is a must-see. The Mesi bridge is well preserved. It is worth the trip because such a bridge you can’t often see. Unique and 10 km from the city center. It is beautifully constructed and offers a vintage vibe. Moreover, the scenery it provides is very beautiful.
During the communist era, this cathedral was turned into a sports hall. The cathedral is majestic looking and it is worth a stop while in Albania. Its simplicity makes it more interesting. The paintings of the martyrs and the history of the martyrs are portrayed in the cathedral. A place rich in History dedicated to St Stephen and the ceiling is original.
When mentioning Lezha one should mention it’s a beautiful castle. The walls distinctive architecture of the castle is covered in rich greenery. Even though you will be able to see the encircling walls of the castle, the walls have been restored recently.
As the castle has been rebuilt over and over since year III-BC, you will still be able to see the Ottoman renovation that is in contrast with the Illyrian and Roman way of building. This castle is regarded as the biggest in Central Albania, built in Illyrian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture.
The St. Anthony Church in Lac is a Christian church. It is a very important place where people each year from May to June 13 follow the pilgrimage route to the place because it is thought to bring good luck. A church visited by Muslims, Bektasi, and Christians from Albania and Kosovo. The first church to have all the main religions of Albania gathered in one place altogether. A holy place considered by many as the home of saints.
This historic city is 608m above sea level and offers an amazing panoramic view. Kruja is located among mountain peaks and the grassy valley reaching down to the Adriatic coast. While the region has been populated since the 3rd century B.C, it was also home to the eponymous Alban tribe as well as Gjergj Skanderbeg, the national hero of Albania.
The National Museum honors the Albanian hero as part of the great Kruja Castle and shows both the legendary hero’s history and the traditional way of life of the city’s residents. The city’s popular bazaar serves as a connection between this remarkable past and the present, offering a rich array of traditional products made from local artisans. Kruja has a long list of attractions to offer tourists from the ancient castle nestled in the craggy rocks, two museums, beautiful views, a nearby national park, holy temples, natural springs, the old city ruins of Albanopolis, and the traditional bazaar.
It lays above the village with the same name, in the hill’s crest. This is a small castle that started 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 round 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.
The mosaic was part of a Roman house since the year 3 AD. The architecture is simple. Moreover, you can see things from centuries ago. Located in Rr. Mihal Ciko in the 21st December Neighborhood.
Important Note: For each attraction that adds more time to the transfer from Tirana to Kotor the price changes.