Known for the culture, tradition and natural beauty, this city offers a touristic diversity that is rarely found in any other city in Albania: with rivers, lakes, lagoons and mountains which make Shkodra an unforgettable destination in Albania.
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Licensed guide
Transportation to Shkoder
After pick up the hotel, you will be driven to the city of Shkoder, the third largest town in Albania, located 95 Km North of Tirana. Known for the culture, tradition and natural beauty, this city offers a touristic diversity that is rarely found in any other city in Albania: with rivers, lakes, lagoons and mountains which make Shkodra an unforgettable dstination in Albania.
Tour of the Castle
Built on a rocky hill overlooking the city, by the rivers of Buna and Drini, you will find the most important monument of Shkoder: The Castle of Rozafa.
Through the Bazaar
After visiting the Castle area you will have the chance to explore the Leaden Mosque and Catholic Church and notice the diverse religious elements and architecture. Possibility to stroll through the local bazaar of Shkoder, get a glimpse of Albanian traditions and maybe buy a souvenir.
- Mother Teresa (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu) is generally celebrated as the only Albanian to win a Nobel Prize, though born in Skopje in 1910 (now in Macedonia but then in the Ottoman Empire).
- Between 1950 to 1985 around 600,000 bunkers were built in Albania, they are nearly impossible to destroy so many are still in existence.
- Noding your head in Albania is a disagreement while shaking the head means “yes”, so it can get pretty confusing for tourists.
- At its closest point Albania is only 10km away from Corfu across the Ionian Sea.
- Hoxha’s official title was ‘Comrade-Chairman-Prime Minister-Foreign Minister-Minister of War-Commander in Chief of the People’s Army’ – quite a mouthful!
- Under the leadership of Enver Hoxha, Albania was declared the world’s first atheist state in 1967.
- Xhiro is the name for an evening walk in Albania. Some of the towns close roads to cars at certain times of the evening so locals can talk their daily stroll.
- Norman Wisdom was a cult figure in Albania where he was one of the few Western actors whose films were allowed in the country under Hoxha’s dictatorship
- Officially 70% of Albanians are Muslim but the number who actively practice is much lower.
- George Kastriot Skanderbeg
- Mother Teresa
- Fan Noli
- Pope Clement XI
- Gjon Mili
- Ismail Kadare
- Ferid Murad
- Inva Mula
- Eliza Dushku
- John and Jim Belushi
- Ermonela Joha