A diamond-shaped city wedged between the Rozafa Citadel, the magnificent Albanian Alps, deep blue Lake Shkodra, a 30-kilometre sand beach and the serene Buna river delta reservation - Shkodra is a diamond in the rough with plenty of potential.

While many visitors quickly breeze though the city, Shkodra's turbulent 2400-year history has left plenty of interesting relics that make a stay in Albania's cultural capital worthwhile