1. How to go
Duress is the second biggest city of Albania and has the biggest Port in Albania ,only 35 km away from Tirana (the capital).
1. You can go in Durres from the airport , only 30 minutes driving. and from Tirana 45 minutes driving.
2. You can go by the ferry from Italy (Bari 18 hours trip, Ancona 24 hours trip) .
3. You can go in Durres by bus from Skopje (capital of north Macedonia) 9 hours trip .
- Podgorica or Kotor (Montenegro) to Durres 8 Hours trip.
- Thessaloniki or Athens (grecce) 8 hours trip.
2. Culture Values
Durrës was once – albeit briefly – Albania’s capital. It’s now virtually an extension of Tirana, joined to the capital by a ceaseless urban corridor full of hypermarkets and car dealerships. Blessed with a reasonable 10km stretch of beach, Durrës is a pleasant – if rather built up – escape from Tirana and has a charmingly Mediterranean air once you get off the seafront, which can be very crowded, noisy and a bit tacky during the summer months. The town has a long and impressive history, and for international visitors, the main reason for coming to Durrës isn't for the beaches but for the interesting Roman amphitheater and superb archaeological museum.
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3. What to do
In Durres you can visit the stunning Amphitheater which is a living fact of Roman Empire showing that this city was very important point at that time. Durres was the starting point of Via Egnatia (the famous Roman route) which connected Rome and Cosmopolitan.
You can visit the Venetian Tower and old walls surrounding the amphitheater , also the Archaeological museum to have a better overview of the history.
You can have a nice walk in the Durres waterfront and also visit one of the most f amuse Wineries in Albania called :Skenderbeg winery".
"Golemi Beach" is another very interesting beautiful attraction (long sandy beaches).
Don't forget to have seafood or fish meal/