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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Bar Restorant Kajser

    Address: Rruga ''Naku Spiro'', Durrësi, Durrës, Albania

    It is situated somewhere near the Kig Zog Viila. It is situated at sufficient elevation and therefore provides a breathtakingly beautiful view of the town below. It is famous for its baked ice cream, baked lamb, fish and spaghetti. 
  7. Fatih Mosque

    Address: Durrës

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

    Address: Rruga Currila Durrës, Albania +355 52 226 477

    Another nice restaurant specializing in Italian in Durres is Aragosta. It serves exceptional food and is famous for its seafood dishes and recipes. You must try out the sea food here, it is just awesome. The prices are reasonable too.
  9. 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.