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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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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.

Health

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.

Language

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.

Electricity

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

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