Sea, lakes and plenty of culture
Set at the foot of Mount Dajti and home to several artificial lakes, the Albanian capital of Tirana is an excellent starting point for exploring a beautiful country of extraordinary diversity.
Of course Tirana itself is also well worth exploring. Among the city’s best-known attractions are the Et’hem Bey Mosque and, right next to it, the Clock Tower of Tirana that stands 115 feet tall, or the Grand Park of Tirana that features an artificial lake. The city’s landmark is the Skanderbeg Monument on the eponymous square, which was built to commemorate Skanderbeg, Albania’s national hero.