Travel to Tirana, the renewed Albanian capital
A city with a special historical past, it turns the page and is completely renewed, thus achieving a charming balance between traditional and modern elements which, however, do not lose their local character and thus give visitors an unprecedented travel experience that will be unforgettable.
Start this exciting exploration from the heart of the city, Skanderbeg Square. Enjoy your walk in the bustling center and meet some of the most important sights of the place, such as the famous statue of the national hero Skanderbeg, the emblematic Soviet-style building, the Cultural Palace, the famous Etem Bey Mosque of Ottoman architecture, but also the atmospheric clock tower that illuminates the entire square.
Cross the shopping center of the city, the lively Blloku district, the place where you will find all kinds of shops, local restaurants, cafes and bars. Of course you can not help but organize a relaxing walk in the Grand Park, which thanks to its blue artificial lake and its green images, is a favorite meeting point for locals and tourists.
Visit the country's largest museum, the National History Museum, wander among its impressive exhibits and take a trip of great historical and cultural value to Albania's past. If you want to know every secret of this charming culture, organize an excursion to the Peluma Cave which is considered the most important prehistoric archeological site of our neighboring country.
Food and local cuisine
As the Albanian capital has evolved in all areas, gastronomy has also been greatly upgraded. Visit the Blloku area and meet a wide range of restaurants that will give you countless gastronomic surprises through their European and international cuisines. Of course, the traditional element is not missing, so try the traditional meatballs with qofte korce sauce accompanied by a delicious plum brandy, a favorite of the locals.
Best time to visit Tirana
Tirana is a destination that you can visit all months of the year. However, the period from May to October is ideal, when weather phenomena are more favorable and mild.
How to use transportation in Tirana
Transfer from/to Tirana
In Tirana you can travel by air as the city has its own airport which is 17 km from the center. To get to the center you can use taxis or one of the local buses that depart every hour. Of course in Tirana you can travel by road as the capital is 394 km from the city of Thessaloniki.
Transportation in the city of Tirana is served by public and minivans called furgons. There are frequent itineraries that cover most of the destinations you will want to visit. Of course there is also the slightly more expensive option of using a taxi.