The Albanian border is not far from Dubrovnik. If you wish to experience the best bus tours in the Balkan region, rent one of the buses from our fleet at Europa Coaches Dubrovnik and we will take you to this mystical country. Albania is located in the hearth of the Mediterranean, next to the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Albania is fast becoming one of the world’s most interesting getaways. Still relatively unspoiled by globalization, you will notice an inspiring mixture of civilization and culture, making this European country truly unique. Albanian history and culture are fascinating. Butrint is one of the world’s archeological wonders. In the south of Albania there is a glimpse of Mediterranean civilization from the Bronze Age through the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman periods. Albania is also the home of both Mother Theresa and the 15th century hero Skanderberg. Albania today offers not only beach and mountain holidays but also a relaxing outdoor culture.
While exploring Albania you should definitely not miss Shkodra. One of the most beautiful cities in Albania is only 4 hours away from Dubrovnik with the fleet of Europa Coaches Dubrovnik. The mystic Shkodra will offer you the Kalaja Fortress to explore. This fortress was founded by the Illyrians, rebuilt by the Venitians and Ottomans. There are amazing views from the highest point. Bring a torch and go explore this mysterious forest. If you are looking for a more relaxed route, then Lake Shkodra is definitely for you. Lake Shkodra is the largest lake in the Balkans where you can take a pleasant 5 km walk.
Give Europa Coaches Dubrovnik a call and our staff with arrange a comfortable trip to the capital of Albania, Tirana. Though it’s not a city renowned for its tourist appeal, Tirana nonetheless has an experience of its own to offer. Famous Mother Albania statue is a must see. The statue is about 12 m high and is located at the national Martyrs Cemetery of Albania. The statue was erected in 1971, represents the country as a mother guarding over those who gave their lives for her. There are 28,000 graves of Albanian partisans in the cemetery behind the statue, all of whom died during World War 2.
Sarande is a city in the south of Albania and it is only 500 km from Dubrovnik. Give us a call and Europa Coaches Dubrovnik will take you to an unforgettable tour. While in Sarande, we suggest you to visit Butrint, one of the cultural highlights of Albania which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It used to be a city through Greek, Roman, Bishopric and Byzantine periods and was abandoned during the middle Ages. The present archaeological site is a repository of ruins representing each period in the city’s development.
In 2008 it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town. It is one of the most beautiful towns and is known as the “Town of a thousand windows”. The Kala Castle, which was built in the 13th century, has its origins going back to the 4th century BC. The citadel is still inhabited, with many churches, and there are a couple of bars and shops in the Kala area. If you are looking for adrenalin, make sure to visit Osumi River. One of the most beautiful rivers in Albania, it passes through canyons as high as meters. It also offers a 3 hour rafting experience inside the canyons. If you would like to experience the beauty of Berat, call Europa Coaches Dubrovnik and we will organize an exciting tour.