Explore the beauty of Elbasan

3 Days

Enjoy the rich history of Elbasan with this tour. Explore monuments from Ancient Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire as well.

Accommodation Info

Hostel "Boutina Dumrea Rubin Seferan"

Hotel + Breakfast - 1700 ALL / person at Kriva Resort

Departure & Return Location

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Activities

Day 1

Visit Clock Tower in Elbasan

Elbasan
Elbasan, Albania

The Clock Tower in Elbasan is much more than a building that showed the exact time through the centuries. The place is also a meeting point for young people, tourists and citizens of Elbasan. Almost all Albanian cities, such as Prizren, Berat, Shkodra, Pristina, Peja, Kruja and Elbasan, were equipped with such facilities during the 17th century. The idea was brought by local traders who were in frequent contact with European countries. Traders have also brought the clock mechanism to make the tower a dominant urban element. From there, they also introduced timing mechanisms, for which they built special towers in shopping malls or in places near them to make the tower the dominant element of the city silhouette. Even Evliya Chelebi in her travelogues describes the clock tower as a very beautiful and functional building. Over the years, the infrastructure of the city of Elbasan has changed drastically, but the clock tower has remained a historic monument.

Ethnographic Museum

Elbasan
Elbasan, Albania

The Ethnographic Museum in Elbasan is located in an 18th-century residence. Rebuilt by the Institute of Monuments and Culture in 1983-1985, the residence becomes an ethnographic museum with over 800 rare items including rare handmade objects of over 80 types of crafts, folk costumes, replicas of the characteristic citizen houses (houses and rooms) of Elbasan and many more artefacts that make this museum especially interesting to visit. Photo source: Wikimedia commons

Visit Nazaret Mosque

Elbasan
Elbasan, Albania

Nazareth was the wife of a prominent emperor at the time. In her honor at the end of the 16th century a sanctuary was built in the southern part of the city named after her. The sanctuary is considered an Ottoman-style monumental temple.

Holy Mother of God Church

Elbasan
Elbasan, Albania

St. Marry's Church is located in the town of Elbasan and is known for its rare ethnology cultural and architectural values ​​in the region. The Church was proclaimed a monument in 1963. Built around 1830 by the Christian community, on the foundations of an older church, it replaced a Roman-style cathedral believed to exist at the site of the mosque. St. Mary's Church is a building of late Byzantine architecture, built of stones brought from Debar. Interestingly, the church has basement corridors that lead directly to the city. Photo source: Wikipedia

St. Jovan Church

Shushicë
Elbasan, Albania

The Church of St. Colin is located in the village of Shushicë, just 8 km from Elbasan. It is a picturesque church that is visited by many domestic and foreign tourists.

Wallnut tree in Brežeste

Brežeste, Kuksa
Librazhd, Albania

In the village of Brežeste, in the municipality of Kuksa, in the Libražd District, there is a walnut tree with a height of 26 meters and a diameter of 280 cm and a trunk of about 820 cm. The age of the walnut tree is 560 years. It has beautiful branches, reaching a diameter of about 110 m. There are 26 branches which are still well preserved. The tree represents a gathering place for the inhabitants and is a real tourist attraction for domestic and foreign tourists.

Traditional lunch at Bar Restaurant Minai

Elbasan
Elbasan, Albania

The restaurant offers traditional specialties of Balkan cuisine. In addition to the hospitable staff, the restaurant also has an excellent garden that offers an ambiance that will definitely relax you.

Hostel "Boutina Dumrea Rubin Seferan"

Seferan Dumrea Belsh / Elbasan
Elbasan, Albania

Hostel ‘’Boutina Dumrea Rubin Seferan’’ is one of the newest and most beautiful agro-tourist attractions in our beautiful country. More info on: https://www.facebook.com/DumreaRubinSeferan/ Contact: +355696670745

Day 2

The Oak Forest in Belsh

Belsh
Belsh, Albania

Near the village of Belsh and near the road to Gjinar at about 1,000 meters above sea level, there is an oak forest that is over 250 years old. The forest is visited by many tourists and besides the biological value of the forest there are a number of historical events that happend there. The forest represents an enormous timeless monument.

Belsh and Seferan by bike

Sami Frasheri Square, Belsh
Belsh, Albania

Riding to the tourist village of Seferan by Gt bike or city bike. The route is Belsh - Seferan with a distance of 3 kilometers and a 25-minute ride. After arriving at the tourist village we visit the Dumrea Rubin Guesthouse and Rose Guesthouse. Walking downhill we descend near Lake Seferan which is one of the bigger lakes in Belsh and one of the most beautiful places. What we like about this guide is the bike lane on Lake Seferan. Afterwards, in order to relax we visit the Goddess Bust Aphrodite and Amphitheater and dine at the Zejtaria (Craftsman) Restaurant where there is a rich menu of traditional Belsh products. Contact number: 0674368849

Hotel + Breakfast - 1700 ALL / person at Kriva Resort

Elbasan
Elbasan, Albania

Kriva resort hotel and breakfast.

Day 3

Kamara Bridge

Mirake
Librazhd, Albania

The Kamara Bridge is one of the most interesting and preserved stone bridges in the Shkumbini valley. It was built in 1717 by the architect-builder Ahmet of Elbasan. At the time of construction, it connected the medieval caravan route coming from Elbasan, following the route on the ancient Egnatia road to continue to Korçhe and further to North Macedonia, Greece. etc. The Kamara Bridge has an interesting architectural silhouette with harmonious proportions. As a construction, it stands out in its entirety and is gracefully connected to the natural surroundings of the mountain riverbed that surrounds it. In the vertical projection, the Kamara Bridge is a bumpy type of bridge over the main arch, which is a common architectural-structural solution to the bridges of this time. It rises over two arcs of circular segments with different spaces. Restoration work was done in 1982 by the Institute of Cultural Monuments in Tirana. A defensive wall was built on the right bank to eliminate corrosion on this side. The level of the parapet from the main arch on the right bank was also raised, and the cobblestones between them were filled with rising gravel to avoid flooding of the right support, making it difficult for passers-by. Today the bridge connects the Polis province with the national highway.

Traditional dishes at Restaurant "Skampini" Elbasan

Elbasan
Elbasan, Albania

If you want your wedding or private party to be memorable this is the right place. The restaurant is located in the casel itself and offers an exclusive service. Contact: +355 69 822 2880 More info on: https://www.facebook.com/Real-Scampis-Faqja-Zyrtare-463855403799651/

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