Valentines Day in Tirana, a day to show love or to show off?

The 14th February is a “shaking” day Tirana, a tendency that Albanians are eager to follow. Many young people have marked this day in their calendar, and generally make plans ahead. It is very controversial as it can make a day of love and surprises, or disappointment.

Tirana is a busy capital during the day and with our guide you will find the best romantic places to spend a wonderful day with your Valentine. Visit Tirana will guide about where to go and what to do  in this day. Knowing very well our city and our citizens we can say that the most preferable way to celebrate this day is a romantic night with your partner, in a quiet hotel, having a nice dinner, probably with a view or by the sea. But, remember Valentine’s Day should be a day of gratitude for the love you have and not a day to show off.

 Valentine's Day in Tirana


Valentine’s Day is something Albanians didn’t know about in communism regime. There wasn’t any special day for couples to celebrate their love. People celebrated more their wedding day anniversaries. But things changed after ’90, when the story of St Valentine became known. People start to celebrate massively as in socialist parades, and not in the right intimate way. On this day many couples took the day off and went to the Artificial Lake, staying by the lake, kissing each other and the main gift were the flowers. They are still a hit on the day.

The way of celebrating has changed though during years. Some do celebrate the love in a romantic way, in a special dinner, in a special hotel, exchanging gifts. While some others just declare that: Valentine is every other day of the year for them.

 Valentine's Day in Theranda Hotel

Besides the funny facts, we gathered here some ideas about where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Tirana:

-       Valentine’s Day with a view: Belvedere Hotel in Dajti comes with a perfect menu for lovers, married couples or partners. A drive by Cable Car to the Mount Dajti, away from noisy Tirana, a romantic dinner, live music, and accommodation in the beautiful hotel Belvedere with a view of all Tirana city lights. It costs 99 euro/couple.

-Valentine’s Day in the city: Theranda is your choice if you want to stay in the middle of the city, in Bllok Area.  Book directly through Theranda Hotel and take advantage of their package of 75 Euro per couple so that you can experience the powerful emotions of Valentine’s Night at Theranda, Tirana.

-      Valentine’s day by the sea:

Tropikal Resort Durres, is just 30 minutes away from Tirana. For 60 euro per couple, you can enjoy not only one romantic night but 2 nights in a very nice hotel beside the Adriatic Sea, including a full breakfast and much more.  

 Valentine Day in Tropikal Resort

Romantic Dinner

Set the tone with a romantic dinner for two at the best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Tirana. With so many couples looking for romantic restaurants in Tirana, it’s important to make dinner reservations well in advance to guarantee a table for two. Some of the best restaurants in Tirana are listed here: Restaurants in Tirana

Valentine's Day with friends

No Valentine this year? Don’t worry. You don’t have to stay aside. It can be your Romantic Day too..  There are several places in Tirana you can go especially during the night, to celebrate this day with friends in pubs, disco, caraoke, live music, and maybe you can find your Valentine. Or you can celebrate the 15th February, the single’s day. Check our events here: Events in Tirana

Thinking of gifts?

The best shops and trade centers in Tirana have done their offers, many discounted and beautiful presents are just packed. You have to make up your mind what kind of gift you are looking for, and then just go to the right shop. Flowers and chocolate shops are always there if you don’t find something else classier!

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