Private Day Trip to Kruje and Durres from Tirana
The tour gives you fantastic possibilities to visit the most interesting places in Albania: Kruje and Durres.
- Visit Kruja, center of Albanian resistance against the Ottomans
- Enjoy an Optional traditional lunch at Preza castle
- Discover Durres one of the oldest towns in Albania
- Transportation by a/c vehicle
- Entrance fee
After breakfast drive to Kruja, center of Albanian resistance against the Ottomans under our National Hero Scanderbeg. He kept the Ottoman armies from crossing into Western Europe for 25 years, thus earning the title Athleta Christi '' awarded by the pope of the time. We will visit the Skanderbeg Museum, one of the best in the country and a rich Ethnographic Museum with almost all items being original from the end of the 19th century. Finally we make our way through Krujas famous Bazaar full of traditional artifacts.
Preza castle is one of Skanderbej's medieval strongholds. Nowadays it is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in central Albania. We can enjoy an Optional traditional lunch where we will try some delicious byrek, village salads, Imam bajalldi, lamb and other regional recipes.
Afterwards we continued to Durres one of the oldest towns in Albania and the first and perhaps the most important of the Greek colonies in the country. It was founded at Epidamnus in 627 B.C. by Greeks from Corcyra (present-day Corfu) and Corinth. Greek and Roman authors called it "the Admirable City" for its temple, statues, and other monuments. However, only a few remains remind us of this citys glory days, mainly due to earthquakes and also the fact that Durres has been continuously inhabited through time. Therefore it has been transformed accordingly. We will visit some of the remains such as the amphitheater, the forum, archeological museum, the Venetian tower and the outer walls. We have refreshments at a panoramic bar before we return to Tirana.