About Shengjin

Shengjin Beach only 7 km from Lezha, Shengjin is the beauty of the Adriatik coast, and has a great beach.  During the summer get there early or there won't be any chairs left!  While in Shengjin, take a stroll along the sandy beach, stop for a seafood lunch or relax on one of the numerous sea side cafes.

 

There is  so much to do  in Shengjin, not just sea and sand, here are some tips for you traveling through the city of Lezha, very close from the beach.

About Lezha:

The city of Lezha is located 47 km south of Shkodra. It is one of  Albania’s ancient cities, and in the historical documents it is mostly referred by the name Lissus. In 1398, after the construction of its castle, the city was under direct control of the feudal family of Lekë Dukagjini, but was eventually conquered by Venice. One of the most important historical events for Lezha, and indeed for all of Albania, was the famed “the League of Lezha” on March 2nd, 1444, where under the leadership of national hero Skanderbeg, the Albanian princedoms united against the Ottomans.

1 The Memorial of Skanderbeg:

Memorial of Gjergj kastrioti was inaugurated in 1981 CE in honor of Albania’s national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti. It was built at his burial place, over the ruins of the Church of San Nikolas in the town of Lezha. After the Ottomans invaded Lezha, they destroyed the church and the tomb of Skanderbeg. The church was later reconstructed in the beginning of the 20th century. Inside the memorial, there are displayed a copy of Skanderbeg’s sword and helmet, along with emblems of the Albanian feudal families during the period.

In the district of Lezha there are several old churches in the villages of Balldren , Blinisht, Kallmet. House of the poet Gjergj Fishta it is located in Zadrima Fishtë village, in the national  road Lezhë-Shkodër, km 10.

2 The Church of Rubi:

Church of Rubi is located on the top of a rocky hill overlooking the small town of Rubik. The church represents one of the most important religious monuments of the 12th - 13th centuries CE. Its construction was completed in 1272 CE and has served as a Benedictine abbey and as a Franciscan monastery. Of particular value and importance are the Byzantine style wall frescoes that adorn the church’s interior.

3 Lezha Castle:

Lezha Castle, originating from Illyrian times, is located at the top of a 186 meter high hill to the east of the town of Lezha. In 1440 CE it was reconstructed by the Venetians, and then again in 1522 CE after the Ottoman conquest. The castle bears traces of Illyrian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. Interesting places to visit include the ruins of the Ottoman buildings inside the castle, the tower at the southeastern wall with its Roman arch, the mosque and the Illyrian tower on the southern wall. In addition to being a cultural monument, the castle offers a beautiful view of the fields of Lezha and the Adriatic Sea.

Shengjin Beach

The beach of Shengjin has the most spectacular view of the Adriatic sea with  beautiful sea coast line, you can enjoy some family time, with clean waters and sand. There is plenty to do in Shengjin, as the city of Lezha and shkodra is not far, less than 10kl you will arrive in the ancient cities, (Lezha and Shkodra). From Shengjin youn can drive or have a nice hiking rout through the Adriatic coast to Velipoje beach.

There will be Albanian parties with Albanian music every day of the night, mostly hotels and restaurants organise live Albanian music where you can a relax cold drink or a meal to go with Albanian music.

Sun beds and umbrellas usually provided by the local private business, is very cheap you can pick you seat and place where you feel comfortable and relaxed. Later on they will come on their own time to collect the money.   

 

  • Detari

  • Detari

  • Detari

Restaurant in Shengjin

There are plenty of bars and restaurants in Shengijn, northern cuisine, southern cuisine and mixed traditional Albanian and Mediterranean cuisine.

The best restaurants that is recommended by us would be Detari and Vila Leodori those main two restaurants are very popular and do great sea food and Albanian traditional food.

Detari Restaurant:

The food is fresh and the atmosphere is very nice with best seafood served. The service is very friendly and professional. The prices are very affordable and while the food cannot be fresher anywhere else. Highly recommend it.

Vila Leodori Restaurant:

The restaurant serves the best Albanian traditional food, from Byrek to Fish in Tave and other traditioan dishes, only ask.  Also they do great seafood well served food in a traditional way. The location is lovely, only a few meters from the beach. It's a very nice place, run by a local family, with a very nice atmosphere. The menu has lots of different things, traditional Albanian dishes, different kinds of fish and seafood, meats and the usual pasta and pizza.

  • Vila Leodori

  • Vila Leodori

  • Vila Leodori

Bars and clubs in Shengjin:

There are plenty little bars on the beach, where you enjoy the sun and the view of the Adriatic Sea and same time having your favourite drink and local drinks, good house win or Raki in the evenings.

The main clubs in Shengjin is Piaca club and Caserta summer club. With mixed Albanian music and western music.

Weekend there will beach parties, mainly foam party which will be organised and advertised in bill boards or foyers on the street.

YOUR ITINERARY

Day one Arrivals !

Will be arriving at Podgorica Airport, which is an about two hours drive to  Shengjin beach.

Our drive will come to pick you up from the airpoert and take you stright to the Hotel.

There will be one of our staff to show yoou around the area, where the most beautiful spots are, where you can have breakfast Lunch and dinner.

This Holiday include 7 nights all-inclusve, if you wish to travel to the city we have drivers which could take you to the city.

Last day of your stay, will be taking you to the airport.

what does this Holiday include:

Included

* Flight ticket back and forward*

*Transport from the airport to the Hotel, back and forward.

* Local journeys from the beach to the city only.

*7 Nights Hotel all in-clusive

* Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Drinks during your meals.

There will be verity of  different places where you wish to have lunch and dinner, little drive to the Lake side or to the city.

Excluded

* Travel insurance (optional)

Health insurance (optional)

* journeys to others cities

* Drinks and snacks,

 

Looking forward having you all at the Ionian beach of Shengjin!