Cave of Pellumbas
Cave in Tirana
This day trip is designed for adventurous people who like to visit caves and the Mount Dajtit National Park around Tirana. The village of Pellumbas is located approximately 27 km southeast of Albania’s capital city, Tirana, along the Elbasani road.
There’s a path from the village that meanders through the mountains for two kilometers before you get to ‘Shpella e Zeze’ or ‘The Black Cave of Pellumbas’. The path climbs through fields and emerges at the side of the beautiful Skorana Gorge, with the Ereni River flowing far below. There are signs and stps with handrails at the most slippery parts of the path. It takes about an hour to walk up to the cave.
It descends 350 metres into the mountainside. There are spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and bats hanging on the wall.The cave has been inhabited from the Paleolithic period to the Medieval Period and was also used as a shelter for the villagers of Pellumbas during World War II.