Travel ideas in Albania
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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!
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:
- You will like Marvel at the incredible and natural landscapes of Albania.
- Soak up the rich history of the country through its ancient remains.
- Treat yourself with Albanian cuisine which draws its influence from Eastern and Western flavors.
- Share your experiences with the Albanian population.
- Enjoy the charm and authenticity of a country that is still sparsely urbanized
- 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.
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.
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.
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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