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A Trip to Tirana

Trip to Tirana in Albania is by no means one of the more exciting European destinations. When planning a Balkan itinerary many people just forget to add this sometimes obscure and offbeat destination and its equally odd capital city of over two million residents. It’s not so much a mystery when you actually get to Tirana. The history of this ancient town is a long one that dates back to about 500 B.C. If you want to be amazed at what remains from an ancient past of an entirely different Europe then I would recommend this location.

Trip to Tirana

For those interested in the history of Tirana, which is situated to the south of the former city of Alba in Albania, then you’ll be glad to know that Tirana has a lot going for it. First of all, it is home to some of the best examples of Greek architecture in all of Europe. There is no other city in the world that can boast the same level of architectural beauty as Tirana. It has a unique skyline filled with tall columns and pylons. This is very reminiscent of ancient albania and there are also similarities with the architecture of the Romans. That is why this part of the world always makes for a good trip n hostel when taking a family holiday.

Another major draw to take with you on your trip to Tirana is that of its amazing coffee shops. The coffee shops here are mainly called ‘Kaffalas’ (a variation of Arabic for markets). In addition to offering up freshly brewed coffee each albanian day, these places also sell baked items, juices, pastries, and sweets. A trip to the Kaffalas will give you an amazing insight into the lives of albanians, and even if you aren’t an albanian you may learn something about Mediterranean food and life by stopping at one of these coffee shops.

If your interest lies in the more exotic locations of Tirana then you will want to pay a visit to the archaeological site of Paphos. Here you can find the remains of a Temple of Artemis that dates back to the 3rd century BC. There is also a Roman Amphitheatre that has been built around the area. Other great Tirana attractions include the Roman Forum, the Choreateioires, and the Santo D’Adda dei Galati, an Italian church. Among the best things to see while in Tirana are the many beaches surrounding the town: the beaches are particularly nice during summer because they are mostly dry and open to the sea.

As well as plenty of great Tirana attractions, you will also discover that the cost of living in Tirana is extremely low when compared with its European counterparts. This means that when you stay at a Tirana hotel, you can essentially live comfortably within your means, which makes spending time at the many little Tirana coffee shops very enjoyable. One of the best things about making a Tirana hostel is that you can literally have any sort of accommodation you want. As long as you’re able to afford to eat in, there is no need to go wild with spending money on extras. All of these things can be found at some of the best Tirana hotels, and some of them can even be found in your local supermarket.

When you have finished exploring Tirana and have your passport and reservation made, you will soon realise that this little town isn’t much different from any other tourist destination. You can visit Tirana at any time of year as the seasons do change, but winter is probably the peak season with temperatures dropping at their coldest during October. Spring is still a good month for those who are interested in seeing the volcanoes; however April and May are not as nice. Summer, of course, is the time when Tirana comes alive with activity as the many albanians from all over the world come together to have fun and enjoy the warm climate.

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