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“It's a little cooler up there”
Review of Mount Dajti

Mount Dajti
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Ranked #8 of 99 things to do in Tirana
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Great views on the way up marred by the scratched windows in the gondolas. Nice restaurant at the top with nothing to stop the views.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

is a very good place to go but the road is not so good may be should use cable car dajti expres to go up is easier with it. there are too many restaurants bars and the park is beautiful

Thank Rubini K
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The place is really the balcony of Tirana. You can go up to there by telpher - cable way, and you can enjoy beautiful view from there, fresh air, and nice landscape on a sunny day in the winter time.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I visit mount Dajti with my family and with my frineds , it is very nice, To visit the mount dajti are two way , one of them is the old street and the other is by the cable-car ( telepher). The both way ofer very baatiful view of Tirana.
Is e very fresh air their and specily the woter from springs is very good, a;lso the food is very tested , and ofered from o lot of restornats tha are in top fo the Mount .

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

A trip up Mount Dajti is a must for visitors to Tirana. The cable car trip takes about 15 minutes to whisk you away from the hustle and noise of the city to a much wilder and more sedate place. Getting to the cable car statiion is a bit of a trek, however, and is best accomplished by taxi. Tickets cost 700 Lek (about 7 USD) and include a coupon for a reduction in price on meals at the Ballkon I Dajtit restaurant up top. The cable care system is of Austrian manufacture and is well maintained.

As you head up, you can literally look down and see the history of Albania unfold below you. The hurly-burly of speculative apartment buildings gives way to more rural houses and village style houses. Bunkers and abandoned military barracks are reminders of the Communist era. As the mountain gets steeper, all traces of civilization disappear, yielding to the rugged limestone cliffs of the Dajti range.

Civilization reappears at the top station of the cable car and includes the cylindrical Hotel Belvedere with rotating bar atop its five stories which house conference facilities, modern hotel rooms that are oddly wedge shaped due to the round building, and a restaurant. Off to the left is the more rustic design of the Ballkon i Dajtit restaurant serving fantastic pizza and grilled meat dishes. All facilities in the immediate vicinty are owned by the same company and management is refreshingly competent.

Further afield are several other restaurants which provide free transportation from the cable car station entry road. The Panorama, Uji Ftohte, and King House are nice and within a five minute drive by minivan.

The jewel of Dajti restaurants is the Gurra e Perrise which features dining terraces amid the trout ponds where you can choose your lunch directly. The menu also features a wide variety of meats and pastas. Of special note is the page dedicated to dishes made with truffles which are gathered in the forests of Dajti and exported to Italy. The restaurant is in a grove of ancient birch trees and features a natural spring which runs through the terraces and ponds before spilling off the cliffs of Dajti.

For those whose interests are more active than eating, Mount Dajti offers a wide open space to explore. If you head up the stairs of the derelict communist workers hotel and pass around the right side of the building, you will come to a once-paved path that leads up the mountain. It's a great hike into relatively unspoiled forests. There is also the remains of an Illyrian castle hidden in the forest, but it can be tough to find the trail.

Horses are available for short rides for children near the cable car station during summer and winter months. In winter, Dajti can get up to a meter of snow and makes a great trip to frolic in fresh snow. In summer, temperatures are about 10 degrees lower than in Tirana, making Dajti a great place to cool off.

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