Albanian Cities



Shkodra the capital of the North is one of the most ancient cities in Albania. Founded in the IV century B.C., the city has played a very important role in Albanian culture and history. Shkodra retains its characteristic appearance with narrow streets with tall stone walls on both sides and tall gates. Serresh and Gijadol are the most attractive quarters of the city where you can touch the richness of the culture. Read more...



Tirana is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Albania. It was founded in 1614 by Sulejman Pasha and became Albania’s capital in 1920. It has a population of 700’000 inhabitants. Instead of different industries, Tirana has a variety of cultural elements.  Read more...



Pogradec lies on the southeastern part of Albania, lakeshore of Ohrid Lake. It has ancient historical background. Situated 720 m above sea level and surrounded by mountains and Ohrid Lake, the town represents a basin of special and pleasant climate. In addition to the climate, the Lake Ohrid, the deepest in Balkan, makes the town more attractive and one of the most preferred tourist resorts, providing good opportunities for bathing, swimming, fishing and water sports. Read more...



Gjirokastra, the stony city, is a picturesque museum town in Southern Albania. Gjirokastra is like an Albanian eagle perched on the mountain side with a mighty citadel for its head. The fortress surveys the Drino valley above the three and four – storey houses clinging to the slopes. Both buildings and streets are made of the same white and black stone. Read more...



Durrës One of the oldest cities, the country’s main sea port, the second largest industrial center after Tirana. Durres lies on a small peninsula on the coast of Adriatic Sea. All through the history, Durres was the most important city which linked West Europe with East. Between the 1st and 3rd centuries it was an important port and trading center on the Via Egnatia trading route between Rome and Byzantium. Read more...



Vlora is a coastal city located in southwestern Albania. It is the second major sea port after Durresi. Vlora is not only a major port but of great historical importance. For it was here in 1912 that the Assembly was convened which first national government headed by Ismail Qemali. In recognition of this, it was proclaimed a “Hero City” in 1962. The city’s main square is Sheshi I Flamurit (Flag Square). Read more...



The town of Kruja is located 32 km in the Northwest of Tirana and 20 minutes by car from the international Airport of Rinas. It rises 560 m above sea level on the slopes of Scanderbeg mountain. It provides to visitors the great view of majestic landscape and a rich collection of historical and cultural objects. Read more...



Saranda is situated in an open sea gulf, the gateway to the southern Albania, opposite the island of Corfu. The name Saranda derives from an early Christian monastery dedicated to Santi Quaranta (forty Saints).The sea panorama, the variety of flora favored by the soft climate, makes Saranda the preferred centre for rest and recreation and an important tourist town. Most Albanian couples come to spend their honeymoon in Saranda.. Read more...



Berati, a city in south central Albania. Located near the Osum River, Berat is the commercial center for the surrounding agricultural region in which tobacco, grapes, and fruits are grown. The town of Berat, overshadowed to the east by mount Tomorr (2400m), is built on an ancient Illyrian dwelling site, which goes back to the sixth century B.C. Read more...



Lezha is a city in Northwestern Albania. It has a population of 17,000 inhabitants. Before you spend the afternoon on the beach of Shëngjin, take the short hike up the mountain in Lezha to the castle ruins. There is a breathtaking view of the mountain, villages and the coast. Read more...

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