Kruja the first Albanian capital, home to the Albanian national hero Scanderbeg and Lezha.
Kruja is one of the most visited places in Albania. It is a good place to get to know the history of Albania.
In this tour we shall visit the Scanderbeg museum and the ethnographic museum, both located inside the Kruja castle.
Then we shall walk in the medieval bazaar, where you can find interesting antiquaries and hand made souvenirs. Lunch in a local restaurant.
After Kruja we drive to Lezha where we find archaeological ruins from the 2 Century BC and the Saint Nicolas cathedral ruins where Scanderbeg was buried. If there is time available we could have detour on the Albanian coast for an ice cream or coffee.
Meet at desired location. Drive to Kruja. Visit the Castle, Scanderbeg museum and the ethnographic museum. Walk in the bazaar and lunch in a local restaurant. After Kruja we drive to Lezha and visit the ruins of 2nd Century BC and grave of Scanderbeg in the ruins of saint Nicolas church.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, or any location you specify in Tirana
End location: Same as meeting place, or anywhere you specify in Tirana.
Duration: 8 hours
Transport in my private vehicle. Fiat Panda 2010
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2000 Albanian Lek - Necessary for food and refreshments, entree fees, any other personal items.