1. Vacation for three days Tirane –Kruje - Lezhe – Shkoder Nord Albania
- Visit to Tirane
1. 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 900’000 inhabitants. Instead of different industries, Tirana has a variety of cultural elements. The Et’hem Bey mosque which was begun in1789 and finished in 1821. Another landmark located near the Et’hem Bey Mosque, in Scanderbeg square, is the clock tower which was built in 1830. The tabakeve and Herezive bridges date from the beginning of the 20th century. The tomb of Kapllan Hysa, near the monument of the Unknown Soldier was built in 1816. The fortress of Petrela, 12 km from Tirana, dates from the 4th century B.C. Tirana also features many governmental and social buildings of great importance for the state. Mother Teresa Airport is located 25 km northwest of the city, off the road to Durres.
2. 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. Lezha was the site of the League of Lezha in 1444 where Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, the National Hero, united the Albanian princes in the fight against the Ottoman Empire. In this city is the final resting place of the hero. His tomb includes the remnants of an ancient fresco.
3. 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. But you can’t live Shkodra without visiting the Venetian citadel of Rozafa which is situated on the western part of the city. With a spectacular sightseeing it has also a very interesting legend. Other places where you can enjoy the time is the Velipoja beach with its curative sand, the Shkodra Lake suitable for fishing, rowing etc.