Bovilla Lake & Preza Castle, Full Day Tour From Tirana

The Bovilla Lake & Preza Castle Full-Day Tour from Tirana combines two hidden gems near Tirana.

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Duration1 Day

– Bovilla lake
– Preza castle
– View point

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Bovilla Lake

Bovilla Lake is a stunning natural spot near Tirana.
The lake of Bovilla is located in the North-East of Tirana and it is set in between two mountain ranges.

This beautiful water reservoir is surrounded by wild and untouched nature. It is one of the hidden gems of Albania and a spot only the locals know about.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Tirana, after which you will go on a short drive to Lake Bovilla. You will be driven to the Mount Gamti Balcony and hike
for about  10 minutes to the viewing point.

Once you reach Mount Gamti Balcony, you will have a spectacular view of Lake Bovilla. The entire lake is surrounded by beautiful wild nature and undisturbed
greenery. You have stunning views of the peaks and hills surrounding the Lake.

The Mount Gamti Balcony is a great spot for a picnic lunch, so be sure to bring some food along on your trip or you can try the local specialities in the restaurant on the balcony (own expense). You can
also explore the cave for stunning views.

2

Preza Village

Preza is one of the most beautiful villages near Tirana.
If you are staying in Tirana city and you would like to visit an authentic Albanian village, then you should absolutely go to Preze village.

When you enter the Preza village, you will drive up a narrow turning and twisting road. The road passes by beautiful stone houses with flower gardens and local
restaurants.

At the top of the road, you can visit Preza Castle. Although the castle itself is mostly in ruins, it has the most amazing view.

3

Preza Castle

When you arriva at the top of the hill, you have a breathtaking view towards the mountains, the valley, Tirana city and Kruje city.
You can climb up the staircase to the Castle of Preze, from where you can see a beautiful natural mountain lake in the hills.

One of the best spots in the castle is the tower, which is located on top of the little cafe. You can sit down in the tower, order a coffee and take in the panoramic view.

The Castle of Preza was originally built in the 14th century by the local Thopias family. However, it was In the 15th century that the castle became famous in Albania. Because the castle was used by Albania’s
national hero Skanderbeg in his resistance against the Ottoman invasion.

Inside the castle, you can consume some drinks from the cafe inside the castle walls. There is also a lovely stone restaurant on site, which serves Albanian
specialities.

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