Albania Travel Guide | Things to do in Albania

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1. Butrint National Park

National park in Albania
The Butrint National Park is a national park in Vlorë County, southern Albania.
It is located 18 kilometres south of Sarandë.
The park encompasses 9,424 hectares of hilly terrain with freshwater lakes, wetlands, salt marshes, open plains, reed beds and islands.
Address: SH81, Butrint, Albania
Management: National Agency of Protected Areas
Established: March 2, 2000
Area: 94.24 km²
Phone: +355 4 222 5068

Butrint National Park

2. The Blue Eye

Nature preserve in Albania
The “Blue Eye” is a water spring and natural phenomenon occurring near the village of Muzinë in Finiq municipality, southern Albania.
A popular tourist attraction, the clear blue water of the river can be seen from a depth of more than fifty metres.
Address: Sarande SHA22, Sarandë 9701, Albania
Area: 4.662 km²

The Blue Eye

3. Bunk’Art 1

Museum in Albania
Former Cold War bunker, now an underground contemporary art & history museum over several floors.
Address: Rruga Fadil Deliu, Tiranë 1001, Albania
Phone: +355 67 207 2905

BunkArt 1

4. Berat Castle

Castle in Berat, Albania
Berat Castle, also referred to as the Citadel of Berat and castle quarter, is a fortress overlooking the town of Berat, Albania.
It dates mainly from the 13th century and contains many Byzantine churches in the area and Ottoman mosques.
Address: Rruga Mihal Komnena 5001, Berat, Albania
Built: 4th Century BC

Berat Castle

5. Dajti Ekspres “Cable Car”

Cable car station in Albania
Scenic, popular 4670 m-long cable car line that takes tourists to the top of Dajti Mountain.
Address: Tirana, Albania

Dajti Ekspres Cable Car

6. Skanderbeg Square

Tourist attraction in Tirana, Albania
The Skanderbeg Square is the main plaza in the centre of Tirana, Albania.
The square is named after the Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu.
The total area is about 40,000 square metres.
The Skanderbeg Monument dominates the square.
Address: Plaza Tirana, Sheshi Skender Beu, Tirana 1001, Albania
Construction: 1968 (naming)
Area: 40,000 m²

Skanderbeg Square

7. BunkArt 2

Museum in Tirana, Albania
Unique Albanian history museum inside a preserved, Communist-era nuclear pit bunker.
Address: Street Abdi Toptani, Tiranë, Albania
Phone: +355 67 207 2905

BunkArt 2

8. Gjirokaster Castle

Castle in Gjirokastër, Albania
Gjirokastër Castle is a fortress in Gjirokastër, Albania.
Gjirokastër Castle is situated at a height of 336 metres.
The castle dominates the town and overlooks the strategically important route along the river valley.
Address: 34FQ+4M9, Rruga Elvia Celebi, Gjirokastër, Albania
Built: 12th Century BC

Gjirokaster Castle

9. Rozafa Castle

Castle in Shkodër, Albania
Rozafa Castle, also known as the Shkodër Castle is a castle near the city of Shkodër, in northwestern Albania.
It rises imposingly on a rocky hill, 130 metres above sea level, surrounded by the Buna and Drin rivers.
Address: 2FWV+HCH, Rruga Rozafa, Shkodër, Albania
Built: 9th Century BC

Rozafa Castle

10. Grand Park (Parku i Madh)

City park in Tirana, Albania
The Grand Park of Tirana, or the Park on the Artificial Lake, is a 289 hectare public park situated on the southern part of Tirana, Albania, and administered by the Agency of Parks and Recreation of the Municipality of Tirana.
Address: 8R6G+W32, Rruga Herman Gmeiner, Tirana 1000, Albania
Departments: Park Lojrash per Femijë
Area: 289 ha (710 acres)

Grand Park Parku i Madh