Durrës is Albania’s largest port, with direct ferry services connecting it to Bari. Because of its proximity to Tirana, it has become the country’s largest holiday resort, with kilometres of newly built hotels lining its sandy coastline.
Sandy beach, Durrės
It is also the country’s oldest city, having been founded by Greek settlers in 627 BC. Its most impressive tourist attraction is a Roman amphitheatre, built in the 2nd century BC, which was only uncovered in the 1960’s. A part of the wall which once surrounded the city, and its bastion, are still standing. The city’s most important museum, the Museum of Archaeology, can be found on the coastal promenade.
Roman amphitheatre, Durrės
Excursions around Durres
Albania’s capital, as well as its financial, cultural and administrative centre, Tirana is located on the Ishm River, surrounded by a picturesque ring of mountains. Its own special blend of Balkan sparkle and lively café culture are what first attract tourists to Tirana. The city’s monuments dating from the time of the Turkish rule, form a singular combination with the “social realist” Cityscapes erected during the Communist era.
Accommodation in Durrës
Hotels, Hostels, villas, pensions in Durrës
| ||Vila Belvedere ||Spectacular Comfort, exceptional service and gracious people. Visit Hotel "Villa Belvedere" to make a world-class experience in the best Adriatic resort. |
| ||Tirana Park Hotel ||The hotel is situated on the left side of national road Durres-Fier, on a quiet, relaxing and panoramic part facing the sea. From the balcony of the rooms can be seen the entire Durres bay. |
| ||Hotel Nais ||In the center of the ancient city of Durres, by the sea, near the port, the ethnographic museum, the amphitheater, the tower, in the administrative zone, the Nais Hotel welcomes you with an elegant and charming ambience. |
| ||Arvi Hotel ||Arvi Hotel is situated in Taulantia Boulevard in a 9 floor building, in the most beautiful and active area of the city. The hotel offers 42 rooms all facing the Adriatic Sea, 21 twin beds, 14 double beds and 7 suits.|
| ||Adriatik Hotel ||Once a dream for Albanians, now totally reconstructed, "Adriatic Hotel" represents a modern-style five-star complex open for everyone inclined to taste the impeccable service in a perfect place. |