Lively, colorful Tirana is where this tiny nation's hopes and dreams coalesce into a vibrant whirl of traffic, brash consumerism, and unfettered fun. Having undergone a transformation of extraordinary proportions since awaking from its communist slumber in the early 1990s, Tirana's center is now unrecognizable from those grey days, with buildings painted in primary colors, and public squares and pedestrianized streets that are a pleasure to wander.
It was in Vlora that an Assembly was convened, which proclaimed Albania as an independent state, forming the first National Government headed by Ismail Qemaili on the 28th of November 1912. Vlora is the second largest port of Albania, as well as a holiday resort. It is an old city where important events in the struggles for freedom and independence have taken place. In ancient times the city was known under the name of Aulon. In the beginning, it was only a port famous for its harbor, salt olive groves, and vineyards. Today Vlora is one of the main top summer places to rest.
Saranda, the south Albanian seaport is located on a natural shelf facing the island of Corfu. There are daily ships that depart connecting Saranda with this Greek island. Saranda's name originates from "the Forty Saints"an old Christian Monastery (Saranda means "Forty" in Greek. The ruins of the monastery lay in Qafa e Gjashtës, near the city entrance. In the center of the city stand the ruins of the ancient city of Onhezmi destroyed in the 5th century. The sea panorama, the variety of flora, characterized by a Mediterranean climate make Saranda one of the most attractive tourist towns to visit.
A historical town, inhabited since the 3rd century B.C. located 32 km from Tirana. This city is related to the name of Gjergj Kastriot Scanderbeg, our national hero. Of great interest, the Scanderbeg Castle and its museum designed as an ancient fortress. You can buy souvenirs and locally made handicrafts in the famous old Bazaar of Kruja.
Durrës is one of the biggest towns and seaports in Albania. Famous for the fortress of the city, with the remains of the ancient walls, for his Amphitheater, one of the most beautiful and largest monuments in the Balkan Peninsula, built in the 2nd century A.D., the Archaeological Museum rich in excavated objects and its sandy beach. Durrës welcomes you to enjoy your holidays..
The capital of the Illyrian Kingdom of the Ardians, one of the oldest towns in Europe found in the 3d century B.C is known for the "Rozafa" castle, built by the Venetians in the 15th century. In the museum of the castle is the famous statue of Rozafa feeding her baby which makes more attractive the legend about the fortress.