Hike to Sari Salltik & visit Kruja

Sari Salltik Cave & Kruja Day Trip from Tirana

Kruja & Sarisalltik Cave tour is a combination of a hiking and cultural day tour starting from Tirana (and elsewhere around central Albania eventually). Kruja is a town just 45′ drive from Tirana and has been the capital of the Arberi Principality in the middle-ages when led by national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, Albanians defeated the Ottoman Empire for 25 years.

After our arrival in Kruje we prepare ourselves for the the hike to the Holy Cave of Sarisalltik, a 13th-century semi-legendary Turkish dervish, venerated as a saint by the Bektashis in the Balkans and parts of Middle East.

Walk will follow through the modern city of Kruje in some big steps between neighborhoods and in an asphalted road until we reach the trail to the cave that is used from centuries by the pilgrims to pray at the tekke inside the cave. The mountain of Kruja is called by the locals as the “Adriatic Balcony” from the stunning view that offers day and night.

After the walk we reach Kruja for a quick lunch and start visits in Kruja where we can have the possibility to visit a wonderful old bazaar with many handcrafted products under the “Made in Albania” brands also the Castle with the Ethnographic and the Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg museums.

After the visits transfer back to Tirana (approx 50′).