Brindisi to Durres Ferry
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Brindisi in Italy's Apulia region in Italy's heel is easy to reach by car and one of the most popular ports for ferries for Greece and its Ionian islands including Corfu. Due to i'ts natural harbour, Brindisi has long been one of Italy's most important ports, however, Brindisi is also well worth a visit.
Brindisi has a long history and actually belonged to Greece until the middle of the third century. Today, the centre is home to the impressive fortress built by Emperor Frederick II as well as wide, palm-tree lined boulevards, a redeveloped seafront promenade with restaurants and bars, stunning Baroque churches and a cathedral. So if you were thinking of spending a few days here before or after you ferry journey, don't hesitate.
The port of Durres is located in the heart of the city, which is approximately 39 from Tirana. The port of Durres is Albania's largest sea port and offers great links to Italy - the best way to book these ferries is here, through AFerry
Durres is one of Albania's oldest cities and was founded as a Greek colony in 627 B.C. Since then, the city has grown and expanded while preserving monuments of the ancient city. Now Durres is the second largest and one of the most economically developed cities in Albany due to the large port that allows trading in the Adriatic Sea.
The recent construction of a motorway that links Durres with Tirana has cut down the travelling time to the capital to only 30 minutes. Tirana is also accessible by train, between Durres and Tirana there is a frequent and cheap rail service.
Durres has a Mediterranean climate that makes it a popular summer holiday destination for local and foreign tourists. Tourists can enjoy beautiful sandy beaches and clear Adriatic seawater at the beaches of Durres and Currilave.
Some important buildings and museum worth visiting in Durres include the Museum of History, the Archaeological Museum, the Philharmonic orchestra, the Puppet Theatre, the Estrada Theatre as well as the Main library and The Cultural Centre with the "Aleksander Moisiu" Theatre.
As one of Albania's oldest cities, Durres also has many important historical sites, such as the Venetian Tower and the Medieval Town Walls. If you prefer being outdoors, Durres has numerous parks and flower gardens; on the hills of the city there is an open theatre too. Durres has long, beautiful beaches and nearby can be found the well-known beach resort of Durres Plazh.
04 Aug 2014Terrible trip
This was the worst ferry trip I have ever had. More than 4 hours delay on trip back with no explanation and time schedule seems to be unrealistic. Cabin was OK at some extent although it smelled really bad. I would recommend you take your own sheets. The public areas were crowdy and dirty not to mention the toilets. The food was not so good and expensive I would recommend you take something with you. If you can take a plane and don't even try to travel with this ferry at this season.
Review by Anon
31 Aug 2013Destination Albania
This was a great ferry trip with a speedy service across the Adriatic and with beautiful views. It is worth taking your own food with you as I was unable to find any refreshments open on board. The staff didn't appear to be offering any service, but I was pleased by the speed of transit, and would travel this route again.
Review by Steve G