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Shkodra City

Shkodra City

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Shkodra, also known as Shkodër, is a historic city located in the northwest of Albania, near the border with Montenegro. It is one of the oldest and most culturally significant cities in the country, boasting a rich history that spans over two millennia.

Shkodra is renowned for its picturesque setting, nestled between the shimmering waters of Lake Shkodra and the imposing peaks of the Albanian Alps. The cityscape is dotted with charming Ottoman-era buildings, cobblestone streets, and lively squares, creating a captivating blend of old-world charm and modern vitality.

One of the city’s most iconic landmarks is the Rozafa Castle, perched atop a hill overlooking the city and offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Legend has it that the castle was built on the foundations of a tragic tale of love and sacrifice, adding to its mystique and allure.

Shkodra is also known for its vibrant cultural scene, with numerous museums, galleries, and theaters showcasing the region’s rich heritage and artistic talent. Visitors can explore the Ethnographic Museum to learn about traditional Albanian life, or immerse themselves in the world of photography at the Marubi Photography Museum.

The city’s bustling bazaar and pedestrian zones provide ample opportunities for shopping, dining, and experiencing the local culture firsthand. And with its proximity to natural wonders like Lake Shkodra and the Accursed Mountains, Shkodra serves as a gateway to outdoor adventures, from hiking and cycling to birdwatching and water sports.

Overall, Shkodra is a captivating destination that offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit for travelers seeking an authentic Albanian experience.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Tirana, Main Square
  • Departure Time
    09.00 o'clock

Tour Plan


Day 1

We begin our journey with a scenic two-hour car ride to Shkodra City.
  • Coffee Break: Take a refreshing break to enjoy some coffee.
  • Visit to the Castle of Rozafa: Explore the Castle of Rozafa, steeped in legend that recounts a poignant tale of sacrifice during its construction.
  • Stroll in Shkodra's Pedestrian Zone: Wander through Shkodra's pedestrian zone, immersing yourself in the local culture and traditions.
  • Lunch Break: Enjoy some free time for lunch at your leisure.
  • Exploration of the Ethnographic Museum of Shkodra: Delve into Albanian life at the Ethnographic Museum of Shkodra, housed within a traditional Albanian dwelling, with each room offering insights into different aspects of local life.

Day 2

  • Visit to the Marubi Photography Museum: Explore the Marubi Photography Museum, now the National Museum of Photography in Shkodra, which boasts an extensive collection of over 150,000 photos of significant historical, artistic, and cultural value.
  • Coffee Stop in Shiroke: Take a break for coffee in the scenic setting of Shiroke.
  • Return to Tirana: Conclude your journey with a return trip to Tirana.
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