Visiting Shkoder, town in the northern part of Albania, definitely rewarded my time in Tirana, the capital that did not impressed me even a bit. Thought, I’ve met loads of great people there, I sampled a traditional and very tasty food, the architecture left a sour taste. Luckily, delight was waiting for me in my next location, in a cute little city called Shkoder, the most historic town in Albania with the oldest wall of the castle that dates back to the 1st millennium bce.
When it comes to the geological side of the area, we can find this beautiful place surrounded by North Albanian Alps. It is lying at the southeast end of Lake Skadar, at a point where the Buenë (Serbian and Croatian: Bojana) River, one of Albania’s two navigable streams, flows out of the lake toward the Adriatic Sea. This is definitely a must see place. The city gives you the opportunity to try some traditional food in one of many restaurants around, to visit mosques or to just have a great night out. On another hand, the outskirt and surrounded landscape creates a perfect bike trials you can enjoy alone, with friends or family. Here is my other blog-post about cycling paths there. So clearly this place offers a lot, and it just can’t be missed. It’s also a perfect stop once traveling between Albania and Montenegro.
4 thoughts on “Shkoder, a perfect stop before traveling to Montenegro”
Very interesting seeing such historic places.
It is very old city indeed, but the landscape around and lake is impressive too! Thank you for your comment 🙂
Incredible pictures. The first one on the confluence of Buna and Drin rivers looks stunning. Shkoder is indeed an interesting city that has suffered a lot during the Communist Era.
Hey there! Thank you for your comment. Yes you are very right, still one of my fav country along B&H in Europe.
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