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About Albania

Albania is fast becoming a popular tourist destination due to its untouched natural beauty, rich history that dates back to the ancient Illyrians and Greeks, and affordable prices. Visitors can find many things, including pristine beaches, beautiful mountains, historical Roman ruins, captivating Ottoman towns, picturesque valleys, and azure lakes. Along with tourists who want to see Albania’s beauty, the country has been welcoming visitors who want to undergo medical treatments. The Country is a relatively new player in the medical tourism sector; it offers the best doctors and hospitals. Medical tourists, mostly from other European countries, are also attracted by the competitive prices.

Popular Cities and Regions in Albania

The bustling and modern capital of Albania, Tirana, is dotted with colorful architecture and interesting culture. Its vibrant boulevards are filled with mesmerizing relics of the city’s Ottoman, Italian, and communist past. It also has some excellent museums and galleries, such as the National History Museum, National Gallery of Arts, and House of Leaves Museum. While Tirana is an amazing place to visit, those who want to experience Albania’s true character should head to the sleepy hillside town of Berat. Due to its unique, white-walled Ottoman houses that are characterized by many windows, it is known as the ‘City of a Thousand Windows.’ Besides these houses, visitors can also find the Byzantine Church of St. Mary of Blachernae. 

Transport in Albania

Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza is the main international airport in Albania. It serves international flights to and from major European cities, such as London, Paris, and Frankfurt. There are a number of budget airlines operating flights from this airport as well, such as EasyJet and Wizz Air. The main mode of transport to get around Albania is public buses, but they can be unreliable. Trains are available and can be unreliable as well. Buses are sometimes supplemented by Furgons, which are privately owned minibusses with no timetables or set fares.   

Visas in Albania

Albania allows holders of passports of 86 countries to enter without a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days. These include all EU countries, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the UK, and the US. Citizens of other countries, including India and Russia, need to apply for a visa before visiting the country.

Weather in Albania

Spring, from April to June, and autumn, from September to October, are considered as the best times to visit Albania as both have pleasant weather. The temperatures are not too hot. The summer starts in July and ends in August, bringing very hot weather as the temperatures soar to 34°C. In November, winter comes and the temperatures plummet to an average of 11°C to 17°C

Additional Info
  1. Local Currency: The Lek (ALL) is the official currency in Albania. 1 USD is equivalent to approximately 104.8 ALL.
  2. Money & Payments: ATM machines can be found easily in major cities and credit cards can be used in upper-end hotels, shops, and restaurants. Although the euro is widely accepted in the country, visitors will get a better deal for things when they pay using lek. Tipping is appreciated. 
  3. Local Language: While Albanian is the official and most commonly spoken language in Albania, most people can speak more than one language. Italian French, Greek, German, and English are some of the most widely spoken foreign languages in the country. 
  4. Local Culture and Religion: More than half of Albania’s population identify as Muslims. Other religions are freely practiced by the people as well, such as Christianity, Judaism, and Bahá'í Faith.
  5. Public holidays: Some of the most celebrated holidays in Albania include Eid al-Fitr, Christmas Day, Independence Day, Summer Day, and Youth Day.