From long nights by the lake to concerts at Amphitheater, Open air cinemas, long walks on the parks and vibrant nightlife are some of the things you can do in Tirana in August.
For those who might think that there aren’t many things to do in Tirana (since it’s not a coastal city) during August, we will tell you the opposite. It is true that in August Tirana is quieter, but only during the hottest hours of the day.
During the afternoons and evenings in Tirana, you see so much exuberance in the main centers. Skanderbeg Square is the place where all the people gather, families and friends, youngsters stroll around the biggest square in the country. The number of tourists is high in August, and you can see them in the city center taking picture everywhere. While two other famous attractions: The New Bazaar and the Castle of Tirana are always full of people, almost every day you will find activities being held at these important spots of Tirana.
During weekends you can go to Erzen River to refresh, the Cyclops’ Eye natural gem or in the many lakes of Tirana. Swimming pools are another option and you can find many of them in the suburbs of Tirana.
To enjoy the fresh air and escape from the summer heat, go to Dajti Mountain and enjoy a fantastic day starting with the cable car ride to the Adventure Park and a good lunch at Ballkoni Dajti restaurant. Also, you can choose to visit other green areas around Tirana, and we have a list here.
For you who are passionate about art and exhibitions this month you must visit the "Leonardo - Opera Omnia" exhibition at the National Historical Museum where there are displayed 17 Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings reproduced with advanced technology with high quality and in original proportions. The exhibition will remain open until 10th of August.
While every Tuesday at Reja, you can watch movies where the protagonists are the Italian actresses such as: Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale, Gina LolloBrigida. A program prepared by the Italian Institute of Culture.
These are our recommendations to help you explore Tirana and attend the most interesting activities in the vibrant capital of Albania.
We wish you a pleasant stay!