Tirana – Lezhe – Shengjin – Kepi i Rodonit – Durres

PROGRAM 8: Tirana - Lezhe - Shengjin - Kepi i Rodonit - Durres and back to Tirana.

Day 1: Afternoon departure from Tirana to Lezha (1.5 hours drive). Visit to the Scanderbeg Tomb, the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the castle etc. Overnight in Shengjin (15min drive), city by the sea.

Day 2: After brekfast, departure to Kepi I Rodonit through the national road. It’s a National Park. You can also visit the Byzantine Church. A 40min walk from the church to the Castle of Scanderbeg. You can have a beautiful view from the top of Kepi i Rodonit. Picnic lunch there. Afternoon return to Durres. Durracium in the time of Julio Caesar enjoyed  the status of “free city”. Visit to the Fortrees of the City, the Amphitheatre (it is one among the biggest of the whole Balkan Peninnsula and most exquisite monuments that have survived from the ancient city. It was built in the 2nd century A.C during the Roman period. From the records, the amphitheatre must have been very big with a capacity of 15.000 spectators), the Archaeological Museum, which is situated near the sea and is rich in objects excavated in Durres. Overnight in Durres.

Day 3:
Morning departure from Durres to Tirana (half an hour drive).
Last Updated ( Monday, 27 March 2006 )