Durres (Tirana), Albania Voyages

Durres (Tirana), Albania Voyages

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Cruise to the Heart and capital of Albania

The next time you’re with a group of travel-loving friends, start throwing out conversational openers like, “What’s the most off-the-beaten-path place you’ve ever visited?” or “What’s your favorite country that begins with the letter A?” Chances are that even though the answers may range from “Argentina” to “Zimbabwe”, you’ll still be the hands-down winner for any and all questions with just one response: “Albania!”

Renowned as everything from the “the sleeper hit of the Balkans” to “Europe’s last secret spot”, Albania is both relatively undiscovered and very affordable—two big pluses when it comes to traveling. There’s also plenty to see, especially in places like Durres, one of the country’s oldest cities.

Check out the 2nd century Roman amphitheater, take a walk up to King Zog’s palace for terrific views, and even try a chicken sandwich at AFC. (Like KFC…but Albanian.) Or visit the capital city of Tirana for such sights as Skenderbeg Castle, the National History Museum, and the Sky Tower, where you can enjoy a beverage or two in the 360-degree revolving bar, which may leave you both shaken and stirred. And rotating.

Durres Amphitheatre

Durres Amphitheatre

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Durres Amphitheatre

Durres Amphitheatre

Once one of the largest on the Balkan peninsula with a capacity of 20,000 people, this 2nd century Roman amphitheatre sits half unearthed in the center of the city. Visit the museum on site and explore the chapel and galleries with beautiful mosaics.

Durres Archaeological Museum

Durres Archaeological Museum

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Durres Archaeological Museum

Durres Archaeological Museum

Supported by the Albanian Institute of Archaeology and the Academy of Sciences, the Durres Archaeological Museum is the largest archaeological museum in Albania. Explore an extensive collection of ancient artifacts from the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman periods, including the incredible mosaic, the Beauty of Durres, and a collection dedicated to the goddess Venus.

Visit To Tirana & Kruja With Lunch

Visit To Tirana & Kruja With Lunch

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Visit To Tirana & Kruja With Lunch

Visit To Tirana & Kruja With Lunch

Explore the second biggest amphitheater in the Balkan Peninsula, the National Archeological Museum, Scanderbeg Square, Palace of Culture, the National Theater of Opera and Ballet and more before a visit to the historic city of Kruja and a traditional meal with Albanian folk music.

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Durres (Tirana), Albania At a glance

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Currency:
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Local Details:
GPS: 41°19'53.94"N 19°49'54.48"E
Size: 41.80 KM2 (16.14 MI2)
Population: 421,546
Density: 10,085 Pop/KM2 (3,894 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +355

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