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View of the Zadrima region from Lezha Castle

Lezhë is a small city in Albania. Lately there has been new development, and a lot of new houses and hotels have been built.

Get in[edit]

Lezhë is about 8 km far from the excellent beach of Shengjin (Saint-Gean), and about 30 km south of Shkodra, and 50 km north of Tirana.

With the newer construction of the highway that goes aside this city, it is nicely connected with major cities.

By bus[edit]

From the south[edit]

You can take a direct bus from Tirana to Lezhe. You can catch this bus at the parking lot at Rruga reshit petrela and Bulevardi Zogu I. Buses leave every hour from sunup to sundwon. The price is usually 200 leke. The bus will drop you off in the center of Lezhe.

From the South, take any vehicle to Tirana and transfer to a vehicle headed for Lezhe.

From Durres, you may take a bus directly to Lezhe / Shkodra, but no group vans leave from this location. The bus only leaves Durres twice daily from the central bus terminal.

By van[edit]

From the south[edit]

You may also take a group van, or "furgon." The price is usually 500 leke. Alternatively, pick up a bus or van to Shkodra, and ask the driver to let you off in Lezhe.

From the north[edit]

From the North, take any bus or van towards the capital and ask the driver to let you off in Lezhe. If you are coming from the Northeast, you may have to get off in Milot and transfer to another vehicle.

Get around[edit]

The entire city of Lezhe is quite walkable.

To get to villages or to the beach at Shengin, take a group van from the parking lot just past the bridge in the center of town.

See[edit][add listing]

Lezhe Castle
  • The memorial of Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu (George Kastrioti), an Albanian national hero, is located in Lezhë. It is a beautiful memorial of a person that fought during 15th century against Turkish invaders.
  • Kisha Zoja Nunciata: 800-year-old Franciscan Church on the hill overlooking town.
  • Katerdrale Shen Nikollit: Newly built modern cathedral in the town's center.
  • Lezha Castle at top of the hill overlooking the city
  • Shengjin Beach and surrounding wetlands reserve / birdwatching area of Kune-Vain-Tale
  • The famous hunting lodge in Ishull Lezhe.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Take part in the annual Emigrant Day!

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Zadrimore fabrics made by weaving clothes using looms
  • Ceramic pottery

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Rapsodia: Italian-Albanian fusion on the road from Lezhe to Shengjin.
  • Mrizi i Zanave: Albanian organic slow food restaurant in Fishte village
  • Fresh seafood in the seaside village of Shengjin.
  • Trendafili Mistik (Te Diella) - One of the first restaurants in the area owned by a nice couple serving fresh local dishes on Vaini Lagoon, Ishull Lezhe.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Kallmet Wine

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Camping Albania B&B Restaurant, Barbullush, Bushat, ☎ +355 67 380 7207.

Get out[edit]

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