Introducing Mt Dajti National Park
Mt Dajti (1612m) is visible from Tirana, 25km to the east. It is the most accessible mountain in the country and many Tiranans go there on the weekends to escape the city rush and have a spit-roast lamb lunch. There is a checkpoint about 15km from Tirana that levies an admission fee into the national park of 100 lekë for cars with up to three passengers, or 200 lekë for four or more passengers. Put your sturdy shoes on for a gentle hike in the lovely, shady beech and pine forests and have a coffee and enjoy the spectacular views from the wide terrace of the Panorama Restaurant (361 124; meals 800 lekë; 9am-11pm), the most popular spot on Dajti.
There is no public transport. A cab from the city takes about 45 minutes, whereupon you can arrange to phone the driver to pick you up when you want to go back. It shouldn’t set you back more than 600 to 700 lekë each way. If you’re driving, the road to Dajti starts on Rruga Qemal Stafa past the Chateau Linza Hotel.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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