Best Things To Do in Durres, Albania

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Durres.

Durres may not be as popular as other cities in Albania, but don’t let that fool you. Durres is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Durres.

If you have plans to visit Albania and are not sure if Durres should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Durres and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Durres

Here is the list of things to do in Durres and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Rimini

    Address: Bulevardi buze detit "Vollga", Durres, Albania

    If you are craving for Italian food then this is where you will find the best Italian food in the city. It specializes in Italian cuisine and serves some pretty good pizza and sorbetto. It is a nice place to eat and has a nice ambience.
  2. Durres Ancient City Wall

    Address: Durres

    This is one the major historic attractions of the city. It has the medieval hammam which is pretty famous along with the tophane well. These two architectures can be easily located inside the great ancient wall of Durres. This is a must see place for every tourist coming to Durres.
  3. Petra Hill

    Address: Durrës

    This hill has great significance in the Roman History. This hill is supposed to be the hill where the famous battle between Julius Caesar and Pompey took place. It is also Shkembi. Due to its interesting history it receives a lot of visitors.
  4. Piazza Image
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    Address: Rruga Taulantia 1, Durrës, Albania

    With a legacy of fifteen years, the Piazza Restaurant has been serving visitors with delightful seafood dishes complemented by the tangy spices and savoury sauces. From octopus and squids to mussels, Astice, Orata and Merluc –there is something for everyone at Piazza. Some of their special dishes include Fish Fillet, The First Dish, Bruske...Read more
  5. Durres Amphitheater Image
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    Entertainment, Amphitheater

    Address: Rruga Kalase, Durrës, Albania

    The Durres Amphitheater nestled in the heart of the city of Durres dates back to AD 2nd century during the reign of the emperor Trajan. The amphitheatre has suffered destruction by earthquakes in sixth and tenth centuries and as it is built on modern housing of Durres on all sides, structural deficiencies are prevalent, making it enlisted among ...Read more
  6. Venetian Tower

    Address: Durrës, Albania.

    The Venetian Tower is also known as Rotunda. It is yet another historical monument of the city which attracts a lot of tourists. This tower was built in 16thcentury A.D. The tower is in circular shape and is situated in the very center of the city.
  7. Nais Hotel

    Address: Durrës Albania +355 5224940

    Although it is a 3 star hotel it is also a restaurant which serves great local as well as international cuisine. If you are looking for a full course meal then this is the perfect place for you. It might cost a little bit more but the food is worth it.
  8. Shen Gjergji Church

    Address: durres

    The various churches and mosques that you can locate in the city are: Fatih Mosque constructed in 1503, Shen Gjergji Church constructed in 19th A.D.
  9. Fatih Mosque

    Address: Durrës

    The various churches and mosques that you can locate in the city are: Fatih Mosque constructed in 1503