Explore Thethi, the unknown part of Albania in two days
Everyone must go to Thethi.
Theth is a wonderful village in northern Albania’s Shkodra region. Set among the peaks of the Shala mountains, Theth is isolated, and in times of snow, practically inaccessible.
Edith Durham, a famous English traveler and writer on the Balkans, visited the area in 1908. She wrote of its seclusion:
‘I think no place where human beings live has given me such an impression of majestic isolation from the entire world. It is a spot where the centuries shrivel; the river might be the world’s well-spring, its banks the fit home of elemental instincts–passions that are red and rapid.’ItineraryDay 1: Tirane-ThethPass By:
Lezhe Castle, Castle, Lezhe Albania
Our guide will pick you up early at the hotel in Tirana. Our first stop will be Lezha. Lezha is located in north Albania and is a region with thousands of years of history. In Lezha the League of Lezha was created under the order of Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg.
After Lezha we are going toward Thethi. Stop At:
Theth National Park, Rruga Nikgjonaj Rruga Nikgjonaj, Nr.18, Theth 4009 Albania
This unique mountain village easily has the most dramatic setting in Albania.
To go to Thethi we need to drive through, Thore Pass. It is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.685m above sea level, located in the Albanian Alps. After that, we are in Thethi village and we are going to the guest house where the lunch is going to be served. After lunch, we are going to see the Tower of Thethi and the Church.
The dinner will be with local food and a glass of raki, maybe two or three.
Duration: 1 day
Accommodation included: We are going to stay in a traditional Guesthouse and try local foodDay 2: Thethi-TiraneStop At:
Blue Eye of Theth, Kaprre Pusi i Zi, Syri i Kalter, Theth 4009 Albania
After breakfast, we will start our trip to go to Grunasi waterfall, one of the most exceptional natural beauties in the Albanian Alps. To go to Grunasi waterfall we need to walk for about 1 hour. The next destination will be the Blue Eye. The location of this beauty is down on Kaprre, one of the most beautiful villages in the Alps. To reach the Blue Eye you must pass one of the rare beauties that is Grunas Canyon of Theth. To go to Blue Eye we need to walk for 2 hours. For the bravest, it is time to swim. I said that because the water is very cold over there.
It is Time to go to Shkodra.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Rozafa Castle, Rozafa, Shkoder Albania
In Shkodra we are going to stop for a short visit and for lunch near the lake. Shkodra, the traditional center of the Gheg cultural region, is one of the oldest cities in Europe and arguably the most attractive urban center in Albania. The ancient Rozafa Fortress has stunning views over Lake Shkodra, while the pastel-painted buildings in the Old Town have a distinct Italian ambiance.
After the visit in Shkodra it is time to come back in Tirana.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 2 Days
Skanderbeg Square, Sheshi Skënderbej, Tiranë, Albania
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick travelers at their chosen place of staying/hotel/hostel/a departure point in Tirana agreed before the trip.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.