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Things to do while staying in Tirana

As the Capital of Albania Tirana is an urban metropolis, full of contrasts in which can easily be noticed the scars from the past and the present. Experience it through a walking and Food Tour and discover the hidden gems. If you are even more interested in Albanian Food, a Cooking Class or a Wine Tasting Tour might be the right choice.

The City is always busy, full of young people and lots of cafes. It is a perfect destination for city lifestyle lovers. Not far from the city you also have possibilities of Hiking around Tirana or some Outdoor activities.

Visit Bunk’Art 1

This wonderful attraction puts Albania’s recent history into context. Bunk’Art is an underground bunker built for Tirana’s communist-era officials and military high command in the event of nuclear war. The scale and detail of the shelter are incredible: It has more than 100 distinct rooms, including a meeting hall with 200 seats, and is spread out over five levels. The attraction’s current objective is to help people cope with a difficult moment in the country’s history.  It will also appeal to those who like Cold War-era installations and communist design.

Bovilla lake exploration

Hiking in Tirana, in one of the most picturesque areas where the deep blue of the lake is mixed with the grey of the rocks and green of the Flora around the area. Located around 15 Kilometers from Tirana, this artificial Lake is one of the main suppliers of drinkable water in Tirana. With a spectacular surrounding arena, the terrain is compounded also by 4 areas of faunas and vegetation. Lake Bovilla has located 20 Km from Tirana, leaving behind the crowded part of the capital.

Go As Local offer this destination to you if you want this experience as a day trip from Tirana. The first part of the tour will be reaching the lake in an approximately a 1-hour drive from the city. Then the aim for the day will be getting as close as possible to the Peak of Gamti, with an altitude of 1267 m.

Visiting Mauntain Dajti National Park

It’s uncommon to find a national park on the doorstep of a big city in Europe, so take advantage of the opportunity to go farther into the mountain range that defines Tirana’s eastern border. Take the path that connects Mount Dajti and Mount Tujani, which rises to 1,580 meters, if you truly want to go out and enjoy the natural environment here. If you’re a frequent hiker, you may climb to the top of this mountain, which is the tallest in the park. The vista from the summit is worth the effort, not least because it contains Lake Bovilla, a massive water reservoir. The high rocks that surround this lake give fantastic climbing opportunities.

Coffee and party time in Blloku Area

Albanians spend a lot of time relaxing at pubs and cafes. It has the most bars and cafés per capita in the world, and Tirana has so many great cafes.

Cafes are an important aspect of Tirana’s social life, with inhabitants sipping espresso and socializing with friends at all hours of the day. Because the weather in Tirana is moderate all year, most pubs and cafés offer a big patio space where you may relax.

Sali Shijaku’s house for those who are artsy.

The famous Albanian painter Sali Shijaku works and resides in this 300-year-old traditional villa, which serves as an unique art gallery for the capital.

We reach the quarters of one of Tirana’s best-preserved “treasures,” the mansion of possibly the finest Albanian painter of the twentieth century, along Vildan Luarasi road, off of Siri Kodra Street. We immediately come upon a beautiful scene featuring two roosters battling it out in an allegorical painting with brilliant colors and liveliness.

Traditional Food Cooking Class in Tirana

Do you enjoy eating? Go as a Local invites you to join this Traditional Food Cooking Class in Tirana to uncover some of Albanian Cuisine’s most intriguing secrets. A culinary adventure where you will learn more about Albanian cuisine, meet new people, try new things, and share our shared love of food and gastronomy.

City and Food Tour of Tirana

This food tour will introduce you with local Tirana and Traditional Albanian Cuisine. Tirana, an urban metropolis, full of contrasts in which can easily be noticed the scars from the past and the present. Above all it is the cross way of different periods of Albanian Modern History.

It is a city when fine delicate art of the beginning of the 20th century is mixed with cold rectangular shapes of the communism period. In addition the modern new buildings are blooming. Furthermore in this food and city tour we will discover some of the most interesting part of the city. Everything combined with a lot of local flavors, interesting stories and friendly locals.

Pottery experience & lessons in Tirana

Visit the local studios of Artisans in Tirana to experience the ancient art of Pottery. Known also as one of the most relaxing experiences.  Pottery classes are also perfect for Company Team Building Experiences or Family Travel. Kids love it. It is like French fries for them.
In addition, it is great because it stimulates teamwork and creativity. Worthy to try!

Experience Pottery,  one of the most common traditional crafts of Tirana. Located in the outskirts of Tirana, this more than 400 years old pottery has been one of the best known of the area. You will be welcomed to learn some of the most interesting crafting techniques passed in years from a family of artisans. It is one of the best unique activities in Tirana. 

VISIT KRUJA FOR A DAY

The city of Kruja is one of the favorite cities in Albania. Kruja is significant in Albanian history since it is here that the national hero Skanderbeg fought and helped overthrow the Ottoman Empire. However, this city is popular not only with history buffs, but also with those looking for a unique city break. Kruja is perched atop a hilltop and is home to Albania’s most magnificent market, which dates back over 400 years. You may purchase one-of-a-kind and extremely gorgeous items here that you won’t find anywhere else in Albania. This is a fantastic day trip from Tirana to Kruja.

GRAND PARK IS A GREAT PLACE TO RELAX.

The Grand Park of Tirana, often known as the “Lung of the City” by locals, covers 700 acres of beautiful green terrain in the southern section of Albania’s capital. An artificial lake in the middle of the lake offers a stunning perspective over the city. During the summer, visitors can fish and swim along the lake’s edge. Grand Park is a nice area to go for some fresh air and exercise in Tirana. Several notable Albanian heroes, including philosophers, writers, and prominent politicians, are buried at the park. On nice days, it’s a lovely area to take a stroll and see what the people are up to. The popular Blloku District is close to the Grand Park.

Experience the biggest zip line in the Balkans

Do you want to spice up your weekend with some adrenaline and a sense of adventure? Then we recommend one of Albania’s most exciting adventure sports. It’s a zip line, and it’s Albania’s first of its type. For people who enjoy adventure sports, ziplining is the best spot to get a rush of adrenaline, enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery, and, most importantly, have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The first zipline in Albania and the largest in the region is Zipline Albania. It is the longest zip line in the Balkans and one of Europe’s top ten longest zip lines.

When you try the zip line, you will be treated to a one-of-a-kind combination of views, Petrela castle, lush flora, and a flight over the Erzen River. In reality, anyone can inquire about the zip line’s safety. Everything is done according to advanced technology and tested to ensure the safety of everyone throughout the construction of the zip line in Albania, as it is a new investment. The zip line Albania is located on the road leading to Petrela. If you have not tried it yet, we suggest you do not waste any more time, try the real flight adventure and the unique adrenaline!

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