The legacy of Communism is still visible in Albania, where over 700,000 concrete bunkers dot the landscape. Built by the Enver Hoxha regimeover the course of 40 years, these bunkers were designed to thwart a military invasion of the country. While they were of little defensive value to Albania, today they are an interesting attraction to the country’s visitors. Albania’s bunkers can be found in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Main attractions are: The Anti Atomic Bunker- Bunk’art 1 near Dajti Mountain and Bunk’art 2 near Ministry of Interior; The Museum of Secret Surveillance of the infamous Sigurimi, Post Bllok monument in Tirana, The Bunker of Gjirokastra, Museum of Dictatorship Terror, Diocesian Museum in Shkoder, Military Base of Porto Palermo and Interment Camp in Tepelena.
For those interested in communist history, we can organize an unusual tour dedicated to the communist regime, a tour for those who want to know more about isolated life during communism, terror against political opponents, military bases, prisons, its symbols, architecture, art and so on.
Limitless Albania is a family run company, and our ancestors were local heads of the anti-communist movement in 1944-1945. Being on the other side of communist establishment, made our family face struggles during the most brutal regime of Eastern Europe. We have inherited real stories from them and would be pleased to share with the curious visitors of Albania.
Let us know your travel dates and we can work out an interesting tour that dives into the fairly recent communist past of Albania.