Outside Tirana

If you travel outside of Tirana you will be amazed by the variety of landscapes. In contrast with the very modern and vivid city of Tirana, the villages in the surrounds are truly beautiful and charming. Life moves slowly, as in ages past, and there are some agro-tourism farms that will impress you with their delicious organic foods cooked in the Albanian way. Take some fresh air in a relaxing atmosphere. 

The Mountain of Tujani, is another destination for adventurous tourists in Tirana. Known also as Peak of Tujani, this is a place not fuly explored and we present to you as apart of Tirana Through Lens’ album of the photographer Albert Cmeta. Tujani’s Peak is part of Mountain Dajti Ridge. ...

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"The Good Cave" known also as "Shengjergji Cave", is located in the village of Besh-Livadh of Tirana. It is situated on Mount Brrari in its north-eastern part. The road from Tirana passes through Shtishtufina and continues through the Arber road until it passes Tujani Mountain. The 2/3 part of the road ...

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Bovilla Lake is the largest reservoir in the district of Tirana. The reservoir is supplied with water from the Terkuze River, which originates from the northern part of Mount with Holes (Mali me Gropa) and the rainy waters of the surrounding hills. The lake is surrounded by a mountain range, like the ...

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Cyclops Eye has become one of the most amusing and relaxing tourist destinations in Tirana. This natural pearl, hidden in the Krraba outfall, attracts everyday a number of visitors and adventure-lovers willing to face the wild nature. The small cataracts unified by the multitude of rocky formations create ...

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The Farka village is 8 km far from the center of Tirana to its East, it took its name from farkëtar -blacksmith, so it is called the Village of blacksmith. In the heart of the village is a beautiful lake, having the same name, Farka Lake. This lake now is surrounded with a very modern pedestrian ...

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Peza, is a village approximately 35minutes from the center of Tirana, is a popular place for locals to go for a coffee or lunch on the weekends to escape the city. After leaving the city, entering to the Peza road, you are surrounded by rolling hills, fields stretching across valleys and donkey led carts. ...

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The Cave of Pellumbas, or the Black Cave (Shpelle e Zezë), is about an hour hike outside the village of Pellumbas, located 27 km southeast of Tirana. The cave itself is approximately 360 meters deep, and inside are impressive stalagmites and stalactites, as well as bats flying around the cave. The ...

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Kashari Lake or Kashar water reservoir is located only 5 km from Tirana city center and can be reached by car, by bike or by bus in the center of the village. The area around Kashar is very beautiful with fantastic scenery of surrounding hills and houses with red rooftops. The Lake of Kashar and the ...

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Shengjergji Waterfall is another treasure of nature in Tirana surroundings. It is situated near the village Shegjin, in Shengjergj district, Tirana. Everyone can reach there, because the road is in good condition, and you can go by car. This nature’s little miracle was hidden among mountains for ...

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This amazing canyon is located in the vicinity of Tirana, right on the gorge between Tujan and Brrari mountain. The river that has formed this canyon for thousands of years, is called the "River of Tirana" (or known as the river Brrari, which is alsolocated near the village of Brrar) Its waters originate ...

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Mountain with Holes (Albanian: Mali me Gropa) is one of the rarest karst phenomena in Albania and one of the fewest in Europe for its sizes. The name of this mountain has taken after its upper surface, which is filled with karst pits, all of them formed by the lime-stone digestion during the glacial ...

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Have you heard about Terkuze Canyon in Tirana? It is another yet undiscovered place around Tirana, located in the village of Priska e Vogel. The road to the canyon is partly asphalted and partially with gravel. This is the same road that leads you to Bovilla reservoir, but the canyon comes before the ...

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Do you know that Tirana have other hidden caves, apart Pellumbas Cave? Well one of them is the Drowning Cave, (Al- Shpella e Mbytjes) which is situated very close to Krraba Village. The road to the cave is somehow difficult to find by a lonely tourist. You can go by a car till to a remote military department ...

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It is one of the most unique waterfalls of the Murdhari brook. The waterfall it flows inside the mountain. The stream water passes through its bed in the depths of the mountain and creates a waterfall of about 7-8 meters high. The place where it falls is almost in the darkness except the part of the ...

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Petrela is located 12 kilometers southeast of the capital, alongside Tirana- Elbasan national road. Its villages are extended on both sides of the scenic valley of Erzen, across the half of its length distance. Petrela territory is bordered in the east by Dajt, in the south by Bërzhitë, in ...

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Shengjergji is located in the east of Tirana, about 40 kmfar from it. Shengjergji is a mountain relief where the lowest quota is the bed of the Erzen River and the highest quota is the Mali me Gropa (Mountain with holes). We recommend you to visit this area while you are in Tirana, because it has wonderful ...

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The Pezëhelmes Lake is located in the village of Pezëhelmes, very close to Tirana. It is surrounded by all sides with hills that have once been terraced. To go up there take the old road from Tirana to Durrës (Ndroqi road) and return to its left after the Pezehelmes street sign table, ...

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Tirana is blessed with many natural places such as canyons, caves and waterfalls. This is Kakunja waterfall, located near the village of Kakunjë. It is also known as the waterfall of Askolaj cliff. At about 8-9m, Kakunja waterfall is acontinoustorrent of water pouring off the side of a cliff especially ...

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The Vali Cave is located in the village of Shengjergj in Tirana municipality. The Cave is natural monument protected by the National Agency of Protected Areas. This is a really special cave. In this cave ends the river of Biza. The river flows at the entrance of the cave and then disappears in the in ...

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Baldushk is located 15 km in south-western part of Tirana. The stream of Zhullima flows along its territory. This village is composed of fields, small up to medium hills, slopes and valleys. The panoramic valley of Baldushk is a combination of a flat relief with the hills and mountains around. It is ...

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This cave is located on the mountain of Brrar village, along the old road of Dibra (or Arbëri Road). It is a small cave, about 15m deep, but its special is that it is a sacred place where rituals are made. Inside the cave there are stalactites and stalactites and inside the cave there is a drinking ...

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The Canyon of Shmoku is located in the suburb of ‘Priskë e Madhe’ village. The canyon is 10 meters high. The rock formation is "pumice" and sandstone. Its length is about 200-300 meters where in certain areas it becomes narrow and high. Along the canyon there are small waterfalls, creating ...

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The Waterfall of Besh-Livadhi is situated in the brook that passes near the village of Besh-Livadh. It has a height of over 10 meters and in the spring season there are large water flows. The cliffs that pass through are layered and look like tiled tiles on top of each other. The waterfall is hidden ...

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Prushi Lake situated in the village with the same name, is an artificial lake beautifully surrounded by pine trees. Once you go there you will notice the lush vegetation around the lake. This place is perfect if you want to experience a different weekend with your family or friends. If you prefer you ...

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The lake of Rov village is located between Petrela and Baldushk village, just off the road that connects these two areas. The road is good and can be reached by car to the lake. The edge of the lake, on one of the hills surrounding it lies the village of Rov. There is a hiking path around the lake and ...

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Shesh Village is situated 9 km far from Tirana in the west side of the city, close to Ndroq. The village is about 460 m above the sea level. The name of this village is very important, because it is linked with the most popular variety of grape called Sheshi Bardhe and Sheshi i Zi. Both these varieties ...

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The bridge on Erzen river was built by the family of the biggest traders, Beshiri. The relatively large five-arched bridge was built in 1848 in the name of five sons of Haxhi Selman Beshiri, but indeed it was built by expenses of the fourth brother, Haxhi Ali Beshiri. This bridge served that rich merchant ...

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