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The head chef of Rapsodia, perhaps the most popular restaurant in Albania, Alfred Marku has redefined Albanian cuisine. When he left for Italy at the tender age of fifteen, Marku had no idea how the move would completely alter his life. He returned to Albania with a profession that would rank him as one of [...]
The harmonious co-existence of ancient cities like Bylis or Apolonia with the gorgeous landscape of this area make the requisite 24-hour visit to Fier a rich and memorable one. Below, our suggestions on how to get the most out of your day! Morning For your morning coffee, stop by Pastiçeri Rustemi (Rustemi Bakery), one of [...]
The seas, lakes and rivers of Albania are a blessing not only for Albanian tourism and sightseeing but also for the country’s restaurants which offer a fish-rich menu prepared in the most masterful manner. If you’re looking for a map of great fish restaurants, below you will find a list of the most important restaurants [...]
While there are hundreds of places that serve delicious traditional food in Albania – and, as we like to say here, “one is better than the other” – here we will only include the very best. Like many other countries in the Mediterranean and Balkan region, Albania has a great culinary tradition. Its position gives [...]
All the regulars of the Blloku quarter in Tirana have recently become acquainted with a new, fresh and affordable reality that has taken over this popular area of town. Its name is Fresh Garden....
High-quality products, cutting-edge culinary technology, and the chefs’ determination in offering the very best for their customers along with a selection of more than 140 wines give Gambero Gourmet its reputation as a truly...
A local and international favorite to this day, Radio appeared out of the blue a decade ago to usher in a new era for Tirana’s nightlife. Using the classic typewriter Olympia situated at the entrance of Radio Bar, one of its many regular customers has typed out “Veni, vidi, vici.” A fitting message in the [...]
If you plan on traveling through Shkodra and Koplik anytime soon, you should most definitely make a pit stop at Kopliku Winery where you can get a taste of authentic and delicious Albanian wine. Kopliku Winery is one of those typically wonderful surprises you can only find in places like Koplik. This two-story winery, its [...]
Located at the heart of Bllok, this highly established dance club has been lighting up the local nightlife scene for more than a decade. Established in 2006, Lollipop has been a local favorite since its very beginnings. This well-established venue, one of the first contemporary local nightclubs, has enjoyed continuous popularity thanks to its location [...]
Contemporary music, popular DJs, great cocktails and a very convenient location are only some of the elements that make this indoor/outdoor night club a must-visit nightlife spot. You cannot rightly say that you have fully experienced Tirana’s nightlife unless you have been to Folie – as it is locally known – at least once. Hundreds [...]
Splitting life between earth and sky is one of professional paraglider Xhonatan Islami’s greatest pleasures. Below, he lets us in on how and where he spends his time while on the ground in Albania’s capital. Favorite Café My daily ritual is coffee with Alket (Xhonatan’s father and professional paraglider) at Capriccio, where we talk about [...]
Designed to warm you up for the end-of-the-year festivities, this month will equip you with food and wine, books and plenty of culture. November is the month of mandatory celebrations in Albania! Whether you feel up to it or not, the countless events on this list will get you out and partying in no time. [...]
Famous for its gorgeous summer destinations, Albania offers equally, if not more, wonderful reasons to be enjoyed in autumn! The sunny days continue well into November in Albania, giving you a chance to enjoy the journey as much as the destination! Indeed, with its mild climate, the conditions to experience a hike in the outdoors [...]