- Lifestyle & Sports
- 18 Oct 17
Albania is the last undiscovered secret of Europe and the capital of Tirana is its heart. This fascinating city offers the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle and surprises visitors with its unexpected possibilities. By Anisa Kurtaj
Where exactly is it?
Tirana is the capital and the largest city of Albania, a country in southeast Europe with a coastline that runs from the Adriatic Sea to the lonian Sea. Italy lies to the west and Greece to the south. The city of Tirana itself is located east of the Adriatic coast, which is only 30km away. It has a very ancient history, dating back to the Palaeolithic era, some 10,000 to 30,000 years ago. Tirana's geographic location in the very heart of Albania, between mountains and sea, has made this city very attractive to Albanians as well as tourists.
Why should I go?