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Kruja and Shkodra daily tour

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Discover the beauty of Albania visiting Durres and Shkodra.with 1 day excursion from Montenegro.

Itinerary

EXCURSION TO KRUJA AND SHKODRA FROM MONTENEGRO

07:00 - Meet to hotel lobby drive to Albania and drive to Kruja 

First destination will be Kruja 

12:00 - Arrival time for lunch in a local restaurant, traditional menu.

13:00 – 15:00 Visit the city.  (If museum will be visited takes at least 2 h)

The historic town of Kruja rises 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Sari -Salltiku mountain. It provides to the visitors the great view of majestic landscape and a rich collection of historical and cultural objects.The most important is the castle of Kruja, which was built during the 5th and 6th centuries and has an elliptical shape with a total area of 2,25 hectars. The surrounding walls are reinforced by nine towers, which served as an observation and signaling post during times of war. Within the walls of the castle there can still be found the remains of a few houses as well you can find and visit the historical museum of our national hero Scanderbeg, the Ethnographic Museum and then a visit to the old bazaar were you can do some shopping. 

15:00 –16:45 Drive Back to Montenegro with a stop To Shkodra city.

16:45 – 18:00 Visit the city. 

Shkodra- known as the “capital of north Albania” is one of the oldest cities in the country, founded in the 4th century B.C. as the center of the Labeat tribe of Illyrians. Shkodra’s main tourist attraction is Rozafa Castle. Rising majestically upon a rocky hill west of the city, the outcroppings and battlements paint a blazing picture against the setting sun. It is surrounded by the waters of three rivers; the Drini, Buna, and Kiri. Rozafa Castle - The most important monument to visit in Shkodra is the Rozafa Castle, which rises from a rocky hill to the west of Shkodra. The waters of three rivers, Buna, Drini and Kiri, surround it. Rozafa is one of the major castles in Albania and the most important tourist attraction in Shkodra. The castle dates back to the Illyrians, when the Latin historian Titus Livius named it “the stronghold of the Labeates,” an Illyrian tribe on the shores of ShkodraLake . The Illyrian queen, Teuta, used it as a base in the war against Rome.

In the afternoon return back to hotel in Montenegro. 

 

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  • Days: 01
  • Country: Albania
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