Tirana, Albanian's capital, is situated 55 miles (89 kilometers) south of Shkoder.
Discover the diverse people and landscapes of Albania, by by taking to the open road and exploring the villages, towns and cities near Shkoder. Razem, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the south, and Kruje, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the north of Shkoder are good places to visit if you're keen on learning more about this region.
Venture back into the past during your time in the Albania area. Take a trip to one of the archeological sites for which this place is renowned. If the weather is good, head outside and discover Albania's open-air museums.
One of the nicest ways to enjoy the wild open spaces around Shkoder is to sign up for a mountain biking or hiking adventure.
Often, the most rewarding vacation moments are found in local restaurants and cafés. Tomato as well as cucumber are regularly used in this region. Vegetable casserole and rice boiled in meat are just two much-loved choices sure to imbue visitors' palates with the true flavours of Albania. And when you are ready for the final course, you can't say no to tollumba (fried dough in syrup). Try a soft drink, an alcohol-free beverage of choice.
When it's time to say goodbye to Shkoder, head to the nearest major airport located in Podgorica, 25 miles (40 kilometers) away.