Discover unexplored Albania & the magical island of Corfu
Albania, on Southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula, is a small country with Adriatic and Ionian coastlines and an interior crossed by the Albanian Alps. The country has many castles and archaeological sites.
Fly in to Tirana, the capital of Albania, known for its colourful Ottoman-, Fascist- and Soviet-era architecture. Pastel buildings surround the city's focal point, Skanderbeg Square, which is named for its equestrian statue of a national hero. On the square's north end is the modernist National History Museum, covering prehistoric times through Communist rule and the anti-Communist uprisings of the 1990s.
SLEEP AT DAJTI TOWER BELVEDERE HOTEL
Dajti Tower Belvedere Hotel is a 24 room hotel and conference centre. This unique piece of architecture sits atop mount Dajti like a light house overlooking the city and can be seen from miles away especially at night. The hotel has a fantastic rotating bar, a restaurant & a viewing terrace at the top which all offer unparalleled views of the city below, the National Park & Dajti mountain which surround it.
SLEEP AT HOTEL BOUTIQUE VILA VERDE
Hotel Boutique Vila Verde is located in the center of Tirana, just 500 meters away from Skanderbeg Square. Rooms are equipped with balcony, air conditioner, minibar, flat screen TV, super fast WI-FI, direct dial telephone and a working desk.On the ground floor you will find Coffee Bar Vila Verde and on the top floor there is a wonderful Lounge Bar where guest can enjoy the views of the city and the Mountain Dajti.
SLEEP AT HYMETI'S PALACE (124 KM FROM TIRANA)
Accommodation at Hymeti's Palace has amazing views of the city of Pogradec and Lake Ohrid. The rooms are neoclassical and welcome you with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Their modern luxury includes mastery of lighting, climate control, Wi-Fi, room telephone and satellite television.
SLEEP AT MAK ALBANIA HOTEL
MAK ALBANIA HOTEL is a five star hotel offering state of the art meeting facilities and service in the city. Conveniently located in the downtown area and in close proximity to the Palace of Congresses, The Presidential Palace and the National Park.
SLEEP AT TE STELA RESORT
An 11-minute walk from Kashar train station, this laid-back hotel off SH-2 is 7 km from Skanderbeg Square, the city's main plaza. Featuring parquet floors, flat-screen TVs, minibars and minifridges, as well as balconies. Wi-Fi is available. Suites add sitting areas with sofas.There's a relaxed restaurant featuring a beer garden and regular live music.
EAT AT BALLKONI DAJTIT RESTAURANT
Built on the edge of Dajti Mountain at just over 1000 metres above sea level is Resturant Ballkoni Dajtit. Overlooking the city of Tirana and backed by the mountains, the view from inside the restaurant is renowned for its breathtaking views of the landscape which on a clear day stretch as far as the coastal city of Durres and the Adriatic Sea. Dine on serene outdoor terrace with it’s exceptional views overlooking the peaks of Dajti Mountain.
EAT AT E JONA
E Jona’s offerings include everything from lasagne to byrek. A popular place for their quick and affordable set business lunches during the week. Find the changing specials listed on the blackboard and, often during the evenings, live acoustic music on the otherwise quiet terrace.
PLAY AT DAJTI EKSPRES
Dajti Ekspres is the first and only cableway in Albania as well as being the longest cableway in the balkans. Built by Doppelmayr the world’s leading manufacturer of ropeways, cable cars and ski lifts, the cable car takes you from the city right into the heart of the National Park of Dajti Mountain in just 15 mins.
PLAY AT GO AS LOCAL
Based on the local culture and tradition, Go as Local's aim is to offer to travellers the best local experiences. Each traveller will be encouraged to participate in everyday local cooking classes, hand making products and visiting unique attractions.
PLAY AT TRIPALBANIA.AL
TripAlbania.AL has been offering tourism services for many years and their main objective has always been to offer guests an unforgettable tour. TripAlbania.AL offers the following: Daily tours from Tirana to Berat, Private transport from Tirana Airport and main Albanian cities and Private day trips from Tirana to Cjirokastra.
2. DURRËS (37 KM FROM TIRANA)
Durrës is a port city on the Adriatic Sea in western Albania, west of the capital, Tirana. It’s known for its huge Roman amphitheater. Nearby is a 9th-century church with mosaic-covered walls. The Archaeological Museum displays pieces from the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Broad Durrësi Beach has shallow waters. Nearby is the former summer villa of 20th-century King Zog.
SLEEP AT HOTEL ADRIATIK
Hotel Adriatik is the only 5 Star Luxury Historic landmark on the Albanian coast. A construction of 1957 from the Dictator Enver Hoxha, it has welcomed diplomats, heads of states and dignitaries from all over the world.
SLEEP AT HOTEL VILA PALMA
Hotel Vila Palma is only 7 km from the center of Durres and offers traditional or Italian cuisine. Local busses stop right in front of the hotel and an airport shuttle is offered to their clients.
SLEEP AT VILA MARE
The 3-star Vila Mare is located 4 km from Durres city center and 25 km from Rinas Mother Teresa airport. Vila Mare offers 32 luxury rooms that strike a perfect balance between comfort and style. Free WiFi is available throughout the venue.
The amazing view and the rich menu transform dining in this restaurant into an unforgettable experience.
3. SARANDË (250 KM FROM DURRËS) & KSAMIL (14 KM FROM SARANDË)
Sarandë (photo above) is a resort on the Albanian Riviera, in southern Albania. Sandwiched between the Ionian Sea and hills of olive groves, the town is on a horseshoe-shaped bay, edged by beaches and a promenade. In the center are the archaeological remains of a 5th-century synagogue, later an early Christian basilica. Intricate floor mosaics are still evident. The 16th-century Lëkurësi Castle is on a hilltop above the town. Ksamil (photo below) is famous for its sandy beaches, clear water, fresh seafood and is the most popular spot on the Albanian Riviera.
SLEEP AT DREAM HOTEL SARANDA
Dream Hotel Saranda & Cocktail Dreams Beach Bar, is located in one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Saranda, in the hill district and just 10 meters from their own beach. Dream Hotel Saranda offer 6 rooms with sea views set right on the private beach front. All rooms feature balconies that overlook the sea.
EAT & PLAY AT ABIORI BEACH - BAR - RESTAURANT
Spend a few hours on this stunning beach followed by delicious seafood or pizzas in the restaurant with fabulous views.
PLAY AT SARANDA DIVING
Saranda Diving is officially affiliated with PADI, Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the greatest Scuba diving organization in the world. They offer all recreational diving PADI courses and professional (divemaster,assistant instructor) following strictly PADI standards, policies and procedures. All programs can be provided in Albanian, English or Italian.
4. CORFU (FERRY 30 MIN - 1 ½ HOURS FROM SARANDË)
Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George.
SLEEP AT IONIAN EYE DESIGN STUDIOS
Ionian Eye studios offer accommodation with vision. Destined to please and provide comfort for its guests this sea-side holiday getaway welcomes visitors from around the world time and time again. Ionian Eye studio flats are ideal in that they are a walking distance from the popular village resort of Messonghi whilst providing the safe and serene atmosphere of private garden grounds.
EAT AT TRILOGIA RESTAURANT
Trilogia Restaurant's master chef, with 25 years of experience, invites guests to savour Greek and Mediterranean dishes she creates from the finest and freshest local ingredients in one of Corfu's and Kassiopi's most beautiful locations.
PLAY AT BLUE TOURS
Blue Tours aims to be the leading provider of Private Tours, Activities, Transfers and Things to Do in Corfu! Blue Tours are a team of local, travel specialists with long experience in the travel industry, who are passionate about helping you discover the best that their island has to offer.
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