Autumn weekend outside Tirana

Autumn in Tirana is a pleasant season due to the warm weather, where the days are sunny and the mornings and nights are cool. Everyone enjoys these days, especially on weekends where most people escape the capital's bustle to visit and relax on the natural destinations in the suburbs of Tirana.

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We asked our followers on Instagram what places outside Tirana do they suggest for lovely autumn weekends. Here are the answers compiled below.

Many have suggested the Dajti National Park, as the most frequented place especially in autumn. The stunning panorama of Tirana, great picnic areas with family and friends, traditional restaurants make Dajti Park a weekend hotspot.

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The area of Shengjergj has become a desired destination for its natural beauties that characterize the area. Shengjergj Waterfall as well as Rabbit Lake (Liqeni i Lepurit) are the two most visited natural attractions. In Shengjergj there are also some restaurants serving traditional cuisine, a great opportunity to enjoy nature and delicious dishes. If you like chestnuts you can climb up to Qafa Priskë to collect chestnuts and play with the autumn leaves.

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Bovilla Lake, Tirana's largest reservoir, known for its turquoise water and spectacular views, attracts many domestic and foreign visitors’. If you climb the Gamti Mountain the view is priceless.

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The village of Peza surrounded by hills and large fields, remains a favorite destination for many families. In Peza there is a large field surrounded by large trees and during autumn the golden and red color cover the field creating a picturesque view. Children can play in the big field, or riding horses. It is an ideal place to have picnic and enjoy the warm weather.

The Petrelë village mostly know from Petrel Castle is highly visited by foreigners and locals. With its fantastic view of the Erzen valley and the surrounding countryside that look even more beautiful in the fall, Petrela manages to stay on the list of favorite destinations. Except visiting the castle, you can stroll around the village center and wander through the beautiful Petrela countryside.

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Farka Lake due to new investments in Farka area has taken a lot of attention making a favorite destination. On the weekends the promenade is full of people strolling and gazing on the beautiful lake.

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The Great Artificial Lake Park remains the most frequented and at the same time most populated due to its proximity to the city center. A place where you can find a lot of entertainment for the whole family: large playground, dedicated bike lanes, boating and picnic.


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These are just some of the suggestions because Tirana has many lakeside villages and picturesque views. If you're traveling to these places, share your photos using the hashtag #TiranaAutumn2022 on Instagram.

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