Welcome to the perfect time for visiting Tirana. May is the best month to enjoy the city, for its wonderful weather. It looks like real summer. All the tourists prefer this month to visit Tirana, and if you wander in the streets of Tirana, you will feel like you are in a foreign city.
This is the liveliest month even regarding the activities in open space, since they can gather the highest number of participants. That is because starting from June and two other months of the summer, Tirana is quieter since every one run to the beach. It is also the last month of school for the elementary and high school.
The first day of May is a Public Holiday. It is the Labour Day, but it is a tradition now in Albania that it is considered just a day off for workers, in comparison with other countries where this day is a Day of Protesters. While, on May 5th is the Day of Martyrs, where a ceremony is held on the Martyr's Cemetery in Tirana.
Also, on this day, the Municipality of Tirana organizes the "Car Free Day", where citizens are invited not to use cars this day.
The biggest open event of the month is Colour Day Festival on 18 May 2018. This is the largest and the most colourful festival, organizing for the seconed time in Tirana.
On May 1, a great concert will be held at the Amphitheater of Tirana, where special guests are the Albanian singers Soni Malaj and Majk.
On May 10-12, the "Food and Beverage Fair" will be organized at Expocity Albania.
On May 19, the "Pet Fair 2019" will be held.
From 3-9 May will be held the “International Puppet Theater Festival” in Skanderbeg square. 12 troops from different countries will perform everyday day two shows.
This month is perfect for outdoor activities, hiking and climbing. The most preferred destinations are Dajti Adventure Park, which will be open in 1st of May, after winter closure; Bovilla Lake is one of the most popular places for local tourists lately, while other interesting destinations are Cyclops Eye, Erzeni Canyons etc. Also you can go for a family weekend picnic at Farka Lake, Peza Village, Petrela Castle etc. Places where you can enjoy the beauty of the spring nature.
If you want tours around Tirana, don’t hesitate to contact us. Also walking tours in the city and cultural tours, or communist tours are the best we can offer in May.
If you are looking for accommodation or for best restaurants in the town, see our recommendations here.
And don’t forget to capture your moments in Tirana with your camera and participate at our Social Media Contest #TiranaSpring2019 on Instagram and Facebook. We're giving 3 lucky winners the chance to get a taste from our city Tirana: one night for two at Elite Palace Hotel, a lunch for two at Gambero Gourmet restaurant, and a free game for 6 people at Paint Ball Zone Meze.
Enjoy May in Tirana!
Daytrips in Tirana
|Cave of Pellumbas tour in Tirana|
|Communist Architecture tour in Tirana|
|Old Villas tour in Tirana|
|Tirana - Dajti Mountain Cable Car|