Those who find themselves in Albania this February, spending Valentine’s Day at Sheraton Tirana Hotel promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Ideally located in the proximity of Tirana’s National Park, the hotel offers couples who choose to spend Valentine’s Day within its walls accommodation in luxury Junior Suites that offer views over the beautiful park. The daily rate starts at 95€ for stays between 10 and 15 February 2017. The package includes complimentary breakfast every day of the stay, romantic welcome amenities in the room upon check-in, and free access to the indoor swimming pool, fitness room, and sauna.
Sheraton Tirana Hotel also offers discounted Thai massages for couples who want a special wellness treatment. For the period 10-14 February 2017, Thai massages for two are listed at 60% off the regular price list, at €60 for 2 persons. The Metropolitan Restaurant at the hotel offers special Valentine’s Day menus in the same period.
Valentine’s Day is not an Albanian tradition, but it is quickly adopted by the young population. Most restaurants and hotels in the main cities of the country will have something special prepared for the celebration of love. Locals enjoy going to the movies or to the theater on Valentine’s Day, but you can also explore Tirana, which has several attractions suitable for romance.
The National Gallery of Figurative Arts (Galeria Kombëtare e Arteve Figurative) is the perfect destination for lovers of fine art. The gallery is the most important national institution of exhibiting, conserving, studying, restoring, publishing, documenting and archiving the works of art in Albania. On Valentine’s Day, you can admire Masterpieces of XX century Italian arts, an exhibition, curated by Arianna Angelelli, Maria Catalano and Federica Pirani, featuring over one hundred splendid works from the collection of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Rome.
Rinia Park (Parku Rinia) is another of Tirana’s lush green spaces. The park was built in the 1950’s and covers an area of almost 30 hectares. Best know for the Summer Festival held there every year, Parku Rinia a complete rebuild in 2000 saw a huge resurgence in the spot’s popularity. The water feature here is quite extraordinary. The locals enjoy strolls in the park before they pick one of the park’s restaurants for Valentine’s Day dinner.
Mount Dajt, just to the east of Tirana, is the highest peak in this area. At just over 1,613 m (5,292 ft), the mountain is a popular retreat in Winter for the locals, who seldom get a chance to see snow. Dajti Mountain is now actually a 3,300-hectare national park maintained by the Tirana Forest Service. Valentine’s Day here can be a romantic pastime.