Durres, formerly Durraza, is an ancient city founded in 627 BC, according to local folklore by an illyrian king. in 1627 BC the Greeks invaded from nearby Corfu and the Korinth area and called the newly conquered area Dyrrachium. In the 4th century BC Durres developed into an independent town, and in 229 BC it was taken by Rome, which turned it into a centre of trade and one of the most valuable harbour towns on the Adriatic coast. The majority of our holiday homes are located in Durres.
Today, Durres is one of the largest cities and harbors in Albania. The city has a population of 100.000, but this number is doubled during the summer months, when the city attracts many families visiting the local beaches, and visitors from holiday homes. The Adriatic sea is perfect for a family holiday, as the water is warm and the sea is fairly shallow. The broad sandy beaches are popular with tourists.