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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

First line holiday apartment in Durres, Albania, at the edge of Adriatic sea. Just 10 meters from the sand.

Durres is located in the west coast. of Albania along the Adriatic Sea. It is nearly 39 km from Tirana and 30 km from Tirana International Airport. It is one of the biggest cities as well as the biggest port in Albania. It is also one of the oldest towns, dating back to 627 B.C.

What to visit in Durres?

Durres Amphitheater, the biggest in the Balkans, it also features renovated iconography works.

Durres Ancient City Wall, Medieval Hammam and the Tophane Well located inside and around the wall.

Venetian Tower (Rotonda) is a circular tower at the city center built in the 16th century.

Visit the many museums such as the Archaeological Museum, Popular Culture Museum, Alexander Moissi Museum House and the World War II Relics Hall.

Churches and mosques have been renovated and are located at the city center. These include: Fatih Mosque built in 1503, Shen Lucia Catholic Church built in 1907, Shen Gjergji Orthodox Church built in the 19th century, New Mosque built in 1937, and the 2001 built Shen Asti and Pali Orthodox Church.

Take a look at Palace of King Zogu I located on top of a hill overlooking the city. Even though it was looted in the 1997 uprising, it can still be appreciated for its luxurious interior and historical past.

Shkembi or Petra Hill where a battle between Pompey and Julius Caesar is said to have taken place.

Shen Mehilli Hill (Kodra e Shen Mehillit) where on 18 October 1081, Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos confronted Norman adventurer Robert Guiscard. A basilica built in the 6th century AD with a beautiful mosaic is found here.

Byzantine Forum (Macellum) built in the 5th century AD and Public Baths around and beneath Alexander Moissi Palace of Culture

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tirana International Airport of " Nene Tereza
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

The Durres region

Durres city is without doubt the oldest city in Albania. It dates back 3000 years, and it has it has many places of interest to visit. Known as Epidamn or Dyrrah it was originally founded by local Ilyrians, and it became known when first Greek colonists settled there. In the ancient history Durres was the most important city which linked West Europe with East. Between 1 ac - 3 ac, it was an important port and trading center on the Via Egnatia trading route between Rome and Byzantium. Much of the ancient city sank into the sea or collapsed and was subsequently built over.

Tourists can visit the old amphitheater, one of the biggest and most exquisite monuments that has survived from the ancient city, archeological museum, merchants street etc.

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Calendar last updated:13 Aug 2014

Based in Albania

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