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This metropolitan capital has undergone modernization at lightning speed while much of its Ottoman, Italian, and communist architecture recall its history and old-world spirit. There are plenty of churches, mosques, museums, galleries, and shopping malls to visit, but Tirana is most giving when you immerse yourself in it. The best way to discover this city is to take a leisurely walk through its diverse neighborhoods and streets, where you will discover its rich authenticity in each and every corner! Surrounded by a beautiful lake on one side and the Dajti Mountain on the other, this capital may actually bring you closer to nature. With more beautiful cafes (some say they serve the best coffee in Europe!) and delicious restaurants per square meter than most European cities – not to mention the vibrant nightlife all days of the week – the city pulls you back to the enjoyment and pleasures of life.
One of the most popular Albanian journalists and author of a recently published autobiographical book, Iva Tiço shares her taste for routine, relaxation and a uniquely casual enjoyment of life in her favorite city and home of Tirana. Three spoons of coffee, no sugar, on my couch. On occasion, to replete the body’s sugar levels, [...]
If you are planning to visit a unique, off-the-beaten-path gorgeous country, Albania is the natural choice. Countless international travel portals have already included Europe’s “best-kept secret” in their must-visit destinations of 2020. Stunning and affordable, an incredible experience in Albania is a certainty! With its natural abundance, majestic peaks, pristine beaches, awe-inspiring waterfalls and healing [...]
The secure rock climbing infrastructure established in the last decade in Albania has recently made the beautiful country accessible to passionate and professional rock climbers. In the last decade, Albania’s popularity as an outdoor rock climbing destination has risen tremendously. In the words of Elion Çikopano of Climbing Albania, “Albania has huge potential in the [...]
Originally from Turkey, blogger Buşra Çete has lived in Tirana for a few years, along with her husband and baby daughter. Her love for Tirana and enthusiasm for life have made her into one of the greatest promoters of tourism in the country with more than 50K followers on Instagram. Below she tells us her [...]