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Your Trip in Albania

Located on strategic routes connecting the West and the East, Albania is since Antiquity at the heart of the lusts of the great Mediterranean powers which left their mark there. And, even if the country did not officially become an independent state until the 20th century, Albania is an ancient nation with its own language and culture, 2,000 years old. This rich past is manifested first of all in its varied heritage, the many sites of which will delight visitors who love culture: Butrint the ancient city, Berat the Ottoman wonder, Gjirokastra the fascinating stone city of Ismail Kadaré, but also perched citadels, mosques and churches built side by side.

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Suggested duration: 8 days

Average Budget :  680 €

International flights: Not included

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The 6 reasons to visit Albania

A trip to Albania is a unique and atypical experience … Albania has undeniable arguments, which are worth more than a detour! Here are our 6 reasons to discover this country!

A rich and unknown history in Europe

Discover Albania’s rich heritage through its ancient remains and UNESCO-listed sites. Shaped over the centuries by many civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans, Albania offers incredible historical sites such as Korca the little Albanian Paris, Butrint, an extraordinary archaeological site or Berat and Gjirokastra of atypical Ottoman cities!

Feel alone in the heart of nature

If you want to disconnect from mass tourism, Albania is the country for you. Between hiking in the north of the country, small villages inland or heavenly corners on the Albanian coast, you will have the impression of enjoying extraordinary landscapes far from the beaten track! Albania will sometimes seem frozen in time, a real change of scenery….

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Discover preserved flora and fauna

Albania, three syllables that must make you dream! The country offers natural and breathtaking landscapes for lovers of wild nature. Discover natural reserves such as the Karavasta Lagoon, the Llogora National Park or the Permit region which offers landscapes to contemplate without weariness!

Flamengo Karavasta

The hospitality of the Albanians

The hospitality of the Albanians is incredible, it is recurrent to make unforgettable meetings. Indeed, the Albanians are helpful and welcoming, they will love to share their history and their culture with you!

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Tasty gastronomy

“Food is amazing” is the buzzword in Albania. Thanks to a blend of eastern and western flavors, you will be sure to adhere to your dishes. The Albanian Riviera is a gold mine for lovers of deliciously cooked seafood and fish. The plates are generally very well served and colorful, with eggplant, tomato and olive oil often featured, sure to fulfill the appetite.

Toska Fish

Have fun with a small budget

Save on your vacation budget since Albania is such a cheap destination. Whether for transport, plane tickets, accommodation or food, the services offered are of high quality and the prices are very attractive. Albania is the perfect combination of fun and low prices!

Bazar Kruje

What to see in Albania ? 

Discover the country’s must-sees

Albania is a perfect country to get away from it all without wasting time. You can count around two hours of flight from the French capital to arrive in Tirana. Located on the edge of the Adriatic, Albania offers a variety of magnificent wild landscapes and a rich historical and communist heritage due to its Ottoman and Communist past.

Albanians are known for their hospitality with foreigners. They will know how to show you curiosity and respect during your interactions with them. It is also important to understand that certain regions of the country are lagging behind in development compared to Western standards, which requires the tourist to make an effort of understanding and patience in order to fully enjoy their trip to Albania.

Nowadays, Albania is in the midst of transition, the country is transforming at a rapid pace. The Albanian capital, Tirana, is undergoing a metamorphosis. You will have the opportunity to admire various architectural styles and taste good Albanian coffee in this unusual and colorful city. The South Albanian Riviera is a jewel of the country, small seaside resorts like Dhermi, Qeparo and Himare are essential for lovers of idleness. In the east of the country, Lake Ohrid is a haven of tranquility for swimming off the beaten track, it is also a haven of peace for discovering the joys of fishing in the company of a local …

Albania is a concentrate of cultural riches, the traveler will have the opportunity to visit three cultural sites classified as UNESCO heritage. Berat, the city of a thousand windows, is a gem for travelers, thanks to its Ottoman architecture. Further south of Albania, 36 km from the Greek border, Gjirokastër and its 13th-century fortress is another Ottoman-style diamond. On the Adriatic coast, discover the riches of Butrint, an exceptional archaeological site located in a national park, a preserved wonder which offers the visitor a return to the past.






















































































Prepare for your departure to Albania

Discover the essential information and all our advice on Albania in order to prepare your trip in optimal conditions!

You will like:

  1. You will like Marvel at the incredible and natural landscapes of Albania.
  2. Soak up the rich history of the country through its ancient remains.
  3. Treat yourself with Albanian cuisine which draws its influence from Eastern and Western flavors.
  4. Share your experiences with the Albanian population.
  5. Enjoy the charm and authenticity of a country that is still sparsely urbanized
  6. Save on your holiday budget

When to go

The best season to visit Albania is from May to June to August / September. Albania has a Mediterranean climate, July is to be avoided because it is the hottest month of the year: temperatures can reach 40 ° C. In autumn and winter, cold and rain settle as well as snow in the mountains.

Entry formalities

For Europeans, an identity card or passport is sufficient for stays of less than 90 days, the passport being the more recommended of the two. For Canadians, a passport valid at least 3 months after the departure date is required. For stays of less than 90 days, no visa is required.


Your vaccination card must be up to date for a stay in Albania, but no additional vaccine is required. For extended stays, it is advisable to get vaccinated against hepatitis B, typhoid fever, rabies and tick-borne encephalitis. For more information, visit the Institut Pasteur website. It is also essential to take out repatriation health insurance, since Albania does not have rapid means of medical evacuation abroad in the event of an accident. It is not recommended to drink tap water, prefer water in capped bottles and do not pet animals you come across.

Plane ticket

The average price of a round trip France-Albania varies between 250 € and 400 € depending on the season. There is no direct flight: according to the companies, the stops are in Rome, Vienna or even in Slovenia. To have fairly low prices, it is necessary to book your tickets at least 6 months in advance.

Jet lag

There is no time difference between Albania and France. Both countries spend winter and summer hours at the same time.


The official language is Albanian. In the south of the country, the tosque, an Albanian dialect, is very widespread just like the guègue in the north. The Slavic and Greek minorities can use their language locally, especially on road signs.

Address and useful numbers

French Embassy in Albania: Rruga SkënderbejTirana +355 4238 9700 Emergency numbers: Emergency police: 129 Firefighters: 128 Medical emergencies: 127 University hospital center of Tirana – “Qëndra spitalore universitare Nënë Tereza”: +355.4 362.627 +355. 4,363,644.

Telephone and internet

The country code for Albania is 355. On location, the most economical is sometimes to use telephone cards to reach France. In most major cities, the internet is mainly accessible in internet cafes or hotels.


The voltage is the same as in France is 220v, so you will not need an adapter.

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