Kruja is a charming medieval village, beautifully situated among mountainous peaks and the green valley stretching all the way down to the Adriatic coast. It was once inhabited by the ancient tribe of Illyrians. Besides its natural charm, the city boasts an enormous historical importance. The town lies on the foot of the Mount Krujë and offers spectacular views over the entire area. The name and the importance of the city are closely related to the 25 years of activity of our national hero, Skanderbeg, who in the 15th century made Kruja a bastion of uncompromising resistance against the Ottoman.


Kruja is a city known for the high number of teqes and shrines of Bektesi faith. The most known and visited is Sarisalltik Teke, situated on Kruja Mountain about 6.7 km away from the city. this is a saint place which gets visited by peregrinates every important date of Bektesi religion. The Mountain, as called the saint place, gets visited not only by thousand of believers but even by tourists who are curious in exploring “saint places” in Albania.