What to do in Kashar

  • Not far from the city center of Tirana lies the suburban area of Kashar. It is situated on both sides of the Tirana-Durres highway and can be easily reached by public transportation or bike. This area is rich in artificial lakes (Purezi Lake, Kashari Lake, Gjokaj Lake, Mezezi Lake), and the hilly relief creates an attractive panorama. The picturesque and recreational territory creates the conditions for outdoor activities, such as camping, free walking in nature, mountain biking, bike races, etc.

    According to the archaeological discoveries, Kashar has been populated since the first century. Kashar became popular in the XV century with the battle led in this area by Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg. Recently, Kashar has become “A protected archaeological area” because four rare objects were found in Kus of Kashar.

    Some of the main attractions are The ruins of the medieval church found on the hill of “Qafe Pishe,” the ruins of a 300-year-old mosque found on top of another mountain, an ancient cemetery found in the field of Zalta and the enchanting lakes of Kashar.

    Buses to Kashar depart from city center behind the Opera






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