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Tirana Holidays – City Breaks, Hotels and Package Deals

Tirana is the capital city of Albania. It’s origins date back to at least the third century AD, because Roman remains have been found in downtown Tirana. In the middle ages Albania was captured by the Ottomans. In that time Tirana was turned into an Ottoman town with a mosque and a Turkish bath.

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Skanderbeg-Platz und die Statue von Skanderbeg in Tirana (Albanien)

Until the 20th century, Albania stayed part of the Ottoman empire until in 1912 it declared its independence. In 1920 Tirana became the temporary capital city until 1925, when it became permanent. During the second World War, Albania was occupied by the Italians and Germans. In 1944 it was liberated by the Communists from the Communist Party which was founded in 1941 in Tirana. After the fall of Communism in 1991 it took a long time before the centrally planned economy was turned into a market economy.

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Tirana is located in the middle of Albania and has a population of around 750.000 people. It has many historical buildings, monuments and other landmarks and several museums, and parks. The city has a humid subtropical climate, and the average temperature is around 21 degrees with temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius in the summer and 2 degrees Celsius in the winter.

The easiest way to travel to this city is by plane, where you land at the Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (named after Mother Theresa in 2001), located 11 km outside Tirana, and take a cab or bus into the capital. You can also visit Tirana by car coming from one of its neighboring countries Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro or Kosovo. You can even get there by first taking a ferry from Italy to the Port of Durrës and take a cab or bus from there to the capital. Check out all the ways to travel inside and ways to travel to Tirana at Wikitravel by clicking here!

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