This popular natural attraction located just outside of Tirana is the ideal destination for outdoor adventurers in search of an easy day trip from Albania’s capital city.
The stunning and enormous cave offers up incredible interiors and impressive rock formations. Giant stalagmites and stalactites cover the cave and visitors can hear their voices echo off the towering walls. The cave measures some 360-meters deep and at one time was thought to be endless due to its size. Researchers say the cave was once home to a rare species of cave bears and later, during periods of war, was used as a safe haven for villagers.
The Cave of Pellumbas is known by locals as the Black Cave. Travelers must venture 27 kilometers southeast of Tirana to access this popular attraction. Travelers can access the cave on an hour-long hike from the village of Pellumbas.