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Shkodra is the fourth largest city in Albania.

History

Queen Teuta' Illryan kingdom was based here in the 3rd century BC. The Ottamans seiged it in 1473 and 1479, and lost 14,000 and 30,000 men in these raids, respectively. Shkodra changed hands with Montenegro numerous times during World War I. Shkodra was badly damaged in a 1979 earthquake.

By bus

Buses between Shkodra and Tirana leave approximately every hour. The 2 hour, 116km journey costs 300 leke.

To/from Ulcinj in Montenegro, regular buses cost €8. If not available, you can take a taxi to the border at Muriquani (€10) and after crossing the border, take another taxi to Ulcinj (€8).

From Podgorica, take public buses to Tuzi, then hire a taxi either to the border or to Shkodra.

Minibuses to/from Hani i Hotit (the Montenegro border on the way to Podgorica ) run around 300 Lek. Taxis for this journey cost €15.

By bike

Shkodra is the bike capital of Albania, because its flat. This is a heritage from the Hoxha-era.

See

Do

Buy

"Skanaderbeu" Kognak

Eat

Shkodra is famous for its numerous patisseries where you can eat delicious sweets.

Sleep

Get out

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