It is the most important town in northern Albania and one of the biggest towns in Albania, dated in 3rd century B.C. Shkodra was the capital of Illyrian Kingdom of Adrians, whose queen was the legendary T euta. North and West, it is bordered with Montenegro, south by Adriatic Sea. It is extended from the Alps down to the Adriatic. The Alps are slightly crossed by river valleys, which historically have served as important trail for neighbors, giving to Shkodra a great importance during the course of Ballkan history . The border with Montenegro crosses the Lake of Shkodra and follows the river Buna.
Kruja is a medieval town, mentioned for the first time as Christian religious centre in the year 879. It is 32 km northeast Tirana and is situated 560 m above the sea level on the slopes of Sari Salltiku mountain. Because of its strategic importance is dominated by a castle( 5th century),which houses the Scanderbeg Museum
It is the capital of Albania and lies at the foot of Dajti Mountain. It is the most important political, economic, educational and cultural centre of the country . Ethem bey Mosque (1821), Clock T ower (1830) and Museum of National History are the most important places to visit.
Durres, formerly Dyrrah, is one of the most ancient cities Albania (627 B.C.) and the biggest seaport of the country . Only 5 km from the city is the beach area of Durres. On great interest to visit are: The fortress, the amphitheatre, Roman Thermal Baths, Archeological Museum.
13 km west from Korca, is situated the village of
Voskopoja (former Moskopoje-14th century).It was an
important centre that remains to this day as an abundant
storehouse of art works. During the 16th -18th centuries
there were built 24 churches, but now remained only eight
It is founded in the 7th century by the Greek colonists
coming from Corinth and Corcyra. Apollonia is one of 30
ancient towns dedicated to God Apollo. The excavations
and the monuments: The Encircling Wall. The T erraced
Wall. The Monument of Agonothetes. The library . The
Odeon. The Museum of Apollonia. The church of St.Mary
Vlora( or ancient Aulona),dates back to the 6th century
B.C. It is a costal city and a centre of a great historical
importance. South from Vlora there is magnificent
scenery of Albanian Riviera to Saranda with unspoilt
beaches Cold Water , Jonufer , Karaburun, Sazan, Narta's
Lagoon, Or i kum' s Lagoon, Pal asa, Dhermi , Vuno,
Himare,Qeparo,Bay of Porto Palermo, Lukove Borsh etc.
Near Saranda stood the ancient Illyrian city of
Onchesmos, mentioned as a port in the 1st century B.C.
Saranda locates between the mountains and Ionian Sea.
It is situated in a open sea gulf, opposite the Island of
Corfu.Coming mainly for the Ionian Sea, tourists find the
purity and deep blu of the sea waters. There are
numerous small beaches as Bunec,Kakome,Manastir ,
It is situated at the foot of Morava Mountain, on the
slopes of St.Thana hill. It is an important agricultural and
industrial centre and also one of the most important
ar cheol ogi cal ceent r es of Al bani a. Kor ca has
picturesque countryside, with beautiful villages such
Dardha, Bilisht, Voskopoja. Interesting visits are
Museum of Mediaval Arts, National Museum of
Education, Archeological Museum.
It lies in the southern part of Albania, on the shores of
Lake Ohrid and share border with Fyr of Macedonia.The
best spot is Drilon.