Our first stop in Albania was Shkodra. We walked through the old town and climbed to Rozafa castle, from there we got a great view of the city. It is surrounded by the waters of three rivers; the Drini, Buna, and Kiri. The city has been occupied several times throughout history by Romans, Serbians, Venetians, and finally by the Ottomans. The city returned to Albanian control as the feudal principality of the Balshaj during the 14th century. Shkodra is one of the most important cities of Albania and is also known to be the center of Albanian Catholicism, Culture, and Harmony between different religions.

Parking location – Shkodra: 42.0558687N 19.4992884E