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About Durres

Durres, found on Albania's central coast, mixes old stories with today's liveliness. It's where the Adriatic Sea meets beautiful beaches and pretty scenery. People love it for its old history and amazing natural views. In Durres' Old Town, you can feel the past in every street. And when you're not exploring history, you can enjoy the beaches and the sea.

Exploring Durres

Durres' allure reveals itself as you explore its historic streets and embrace its natural wonders. The Old Town, characterized by its ancient walls and narrow alleys, provides a glimpse into its storied past under Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman rule. Here, the Byzantine city walls and the Roman amphitheater stand as testaments to Durres' ancient heritage, overlooking the azure waters of the Adriatic.

Venturing beyond the Old Town, you'll discover Durres' renowned beaches, including the Long Beach (Plazhi i Gjate), a haven for sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts alike. The nearby Cape of Rodon, with its dramatic cliffs and secluded coves, offers breathtaking vistas and opportunities for exploration.

Nature enthusiasts will find sanctuary in the lush landscapes surrounding Durres, with verdant hillsides, olive groves, and vineyards dotting the countryside. The nearby Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, home to diverse ecosystems and rare bird species, provides an immersive natural experience.

As evening descends, Durres transforms into a vibrant hub of dining and entertainment. Its restaurants offer a fusion of Albanian and Mediterranean cuisine, while its lively bars and clubs buzz with energy well into the night. During the summer months, Durres hosts a variety of festivals and cultural events, further enriching its dynamic atmosphere.

Arriving in Durres

Durres is easily accessible from within Albania and neighboring countries. Visitors can reach Durres by road, with regular bus services connecting it to major cities like Tirana, Shkoder, and beyond. For travelers from Kosovo or Montenegro, booking an online bus ticket to Durres is convenient with Gjirafa Travel, offering direct routes from cities such as Prishtina to Durres, Prizren to Durres, Gjakova to Durres and vice versa. You can also travel from Tirana International Airport to Durres by bus ensuring a seamless journey from the moment you arrive in Albania.


Ticket prices starting from

6 €

Average bus trip duration

2h 44min

Number of daily buses


Earliest bus departure

1:30 AM

Latest bus departure

11:30 PM

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