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The ancient city of Durrës is at once a relaxed beach town and a historical center, home to the largest amphitheater in the Balkan Peninsula! Fittingly, the city of Durrës also houses the country’s largest Archaeological Museum which shows traces of the ancient cultures that have passed through Albania, mainly Greek and Roman. Alongside its history, Durrës also provides loads of lighthearted fun. Located on the Adriatic coast and only a 30-minute drive away from the capital of Tirana, the beach of Durrës is the longest and most populated one in Albania. Modern architectural structures, like the Sphinx, the vibrant promenade and delicious seafood restaurants are a serious part of this city’s charm. The icing on the cake is the wild and untouched Cape of Rodon, a magnificent strip of land surrounded by the Adriatic Sea.
The door opens and we instantly find ourselves in a dream, populated by a multitude of sculptures of different shapes and colors, all realized by the famed sculptor from the coastal city of Durrës, Qazim Kërtusha. Located in the heart of Durrës, behind the central bus station, this studio has it all: yesterday’s nudes, tomorrow’s [...]
In addition to sharing the region’s natural spectacles, the rise in Albanian wildlife photography has given this valuable part of the country’s landscape and ecosystem the necessary focus. Deer in Dumnica, Kosovo. Photo source: Arian Mavriqi Rise of wildlife photography in the region The group of four Albanian photographers, that makes up the non-profit organization [...]
Located only a dozen kilometers away from the capital of Tiranë, this beautiful and historic coastal city is a pleasure to visit throughout the year, and not only in the summer! Dyrrah is the old name of this city built by the Illyrian tribe of the Taulants between the 13th and 11th centuries B.C. The [...]
The soft sand of Durrës, which stays warm from May to September, the buzzing atmosphere of this major seaside town, and its close vicinity to the capital, make the beautiful beaches of this seaside town the most popular weekend destinations, year-round. The beaches of Durrës are especially nostalgic for the local population as they were [...]