One of my favorite towns in all of Albania is easily the town of Kruja. It, like Durrës, is a quick trip from the capital, Tirana. The ride there takes a little under an hour. Historically, Kruja is an important town. It was the first capital of Albanians in 1190, during the Middle Ages. Today the town is stunning to see from the castle and the best place to do some souvenir shopping in all of Albania!