Kukës: The Complete Guide

Bashki Kukesi Tirana
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Kukës is surrounded by high and rugged terrain. The region stretches between the shores of Lake Fierza and the peaks of the northernmost Korab Mountains and the westernmost Shar Mountains across the Luma Plain within the Albanian Alps.

Kukës was a 1000 year old small town in north-eastern Albania, the last settlement on the border with Kosovo. The old Kukës was at the White Drin and Black Drin confluence. The city was flooded under the Fierza Reservoir in 1976.

The Valbona National Park is a beautiful place full of alpine scenery, waterfalls, trees, with the river Shalë flowing through the valley as well as many other stunning sights. The northern Albanian scenery of Valbona and the Accursed Mountains portraying two of the country’s most visited locations is one of the most scenic parts of the country.

Visiting Kukës for the first time and wondering what are the top places to see in the city? In this complete guide, I share the best things to do in Kukës on the first visit. Top help you plan your trip, I have also included an interactive map and practical tips for visiting!

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Tours and Activities from Kukës

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