Albania Travel Guide

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Tirana

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390,1026,51

Sarande

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125,264,9

Shkoder

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144,297,3

Vlore

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56,147,6

Durres

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65,189,17

Korce

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47,217,2

Gjirokaster

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108,268,0

Kruje

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38,104,0

Butrint

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106,219,0

Berat

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146,426,3

Dhermi

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39,146,1

Permet

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11,39,0

Divjake

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5,16,0

Vuno

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20,27,0

Voskopoje

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36,144,0

Qeparo

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15,33,0

Ishull-Lezhe

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20,52,0

Elbasan

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4,22,0

Bajram Curri

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9,14,1

Konispol

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16,31,0

Fushe-Kruje

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14,33,0

Borsh

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1,6,0

Lezhe

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17,43,0

Tushemisht

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3,22,0

Pogradec

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7,37,0

Himare

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5,14,1

Fier

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21,57,0

Delvine

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7,9,0

Tepelene

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0,11,0

Llogora

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18,34,0

Fushe-Lure

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0,8,0

Dardhe

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35,135,0

Shengjin

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0,5,0

Kukes

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5,6,0

Burrel

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5,6,0

Rinas

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1,5,0

Peshkopi

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2,5,0

Lukove

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8,26,0

Valbone

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0,3,0

Puke

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0,3,0

Pregj-Lure

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0,3,0

Rreshen

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2,0,0

Orikum

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0,3,0

Tirana

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  • Train from Tirana to Durrës

    Tirana Transportation

    As the train station in Tirana is closed, the nearest train station to make connection to Durrës is at Kashar. There are many trains a day, from 06:10 to 19:00, and the trip tabes about 40 minutes. There is a bus service linking the old Tirana train station to Kashar train station. The bus leaves 20 minutes before the departure of the train.Another...

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  • Sheraton Tirana Hotel and Towers

    Tirana Hotels

    Having spent approximately 5 months in the Sheraton-Tirana, I know the "ins" and the "outs" of the...

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  • Dajti Mountain

    Tirana Things to Do

    This national park, located at 25 km east from Tirana, is accessible by a cable car. Unfortunately I went there in the evening and had no a great view over the city.To reach the cable car from central Tirana, we have to take the Bus Line Linze - Qender. Then, we walk for a few minutes following the sign "teleferic". FareOne way, 500 ALLReturn, 800...

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Sarande

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  • Evening promenade

    Sarande Nightlife

    One of the best things to do in the evening is to join in the passeggiata or xhiro, where people stroll sociably along the promenade. Great for people watching, especially as everyone dresses up nicely.

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  • Hotel Mediterrane

    Sarande Hotels

    I had a room with a great view. The hotel is situated on a hill at the top of the entry road to...

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  • Blue Eye - Syri i Kaltër

    Sarande Off The Beaten Path

    Syri i Kaltër or the Blue Eye is a unique spring near Sarande, half way between Sarande and Gjirokaster actually. It's the source of the river Bistrica, whch springs out from the deep 50 meter hole with its crystal clear water. Blue Eye has a discharge of 18.4 m3/s. The beauty is stunning!

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Shkoder

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  • Partisan Statue

    Shkoder Off The Beaten Path

    The Partisan Statue commemorates the men who liberated Albania from the occupation during WWII on the 29th of November 1944. From its architectural style, the statue is probably a relict from the communist era.Directions:The Partisan Statue stands in the north eastern corner of the park which surrounds the Ebu Bekr Mosque (Al-Zamil Mosque). You...

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  • Grand Hotel Europa

    Shkoder Hotels

    Sheshi 2 Prilli, Shkoder, 1233, Albania

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Bus from Shkodra to Tirana

    Shkoder Transportation

    TimetableFirst 06:00Last 16:00Every 00:45 minutes. Eg. 06:45, 07:45... until 16:00.Fare300 Lek3 EURTrip DurationAbout 2 hoursBus StationRruga Karl GegaApril 2015

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Vlore

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  • Dancing to Maya and Juli Baka

    Vlore Nightlife

    Although we had eaten a huge meal at our hotel, my companion wasin the mood for anything, so she ordered a huge pizza, I thoughtwell many good, would soak up some of that raki, I was no mood in carrying 65 kilos 1.5 kilometres along a dimly lit stretch of beachfrontlate at night...A passed out blonde might draw undue attention!Well the pizza...

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  • Hotel Liro

    Vlore Hotels

    Rr, Uji i Ftohte, Vlore, 1233, Albania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Dancing to Juli Baka

    Vlore Nightlife

    Next destination was to find one of the discossupposed to be open after mid night on that lovely Saturday night.A black van cruised by, it was the local police patrolling the area.I gave them a wave....we walked and walked past various Hotels andcafes along the seafront. One had a policeman outside watching a weddingparty in a large resteraunt, I...

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Durres

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  • Bus from Durrës to Tiranë

    Durres Transportation

    Buses leave every half an hour from Durrës to Tirana.TimetableFrom 06:00 to 19:30Fare130 ALLTrip Duration30-40 minutesBus StationTrain Station

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  • Hotel Arvi

    Durres Hotels

    Lagjia 1. Rruga "Taulantia", Durres, Albania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Buses and minibuses.

    Durres Transportation

    The bus station is right by the railway station. There are buses to a lot of places, as well minibuses as fullsize buses. You pay to the conductor on the bus, and the price is very low. A trip to Shkoder costs 400 Leke (less than 3 Euro) as of May 2014. It takes 2,5 - 3 hours on quite good roads. Better roads than in Sweden anyway despite our high...

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Korce

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  • Parku Vangjush Mio

    Korce Things to Do

    We had a short stroll through Parku Vangjush Mio during a day trip to Korce in March 2012.This rather sorry looking park is located in the centre of the city, just a short walk away from the Old Bazaar.In fairness, we visited at a time when the city was just emerging from the cold weather of winter. There was still a significant covering of snow on...

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  • Regency Hotel Albania

    Korce Hotels

    Breakfast here is FABULOUS - the best I had in Albania - and the staff are extremely helpful. (A...

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  • Bus trip between Athens and Korce

    Korce Transportation

    There are several bus companies operating this route.Actually, the route starts from Athens and ends at Tirana. Korce is one of the stops.In Athens, near Metaxourgio Metro Station, many bus companies are running the buses. The price is Euro 30 for one way. 2 to 3 buses for each bus company each day. However, I would like to recommend you to call...

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Gjirokaster

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  • The Artistic Café

    Gjirokaster Restaurants

    At this café a great local painter, who works here as a waiter, has a exhibition of his paintings. This café has a good ambience and service. It was my favourite place to drink both local beer and ouzo.

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  • Try Greek ouzo and meze

    Gjirokaster Restaurants

    The terrace of this traditional taverna is overlooking the most traditional houses of the city and is a good place to rest while drinking local beer or, why not, Greek ouzo.This taverna offers a good service and ambience. By the way, I asked for a meze and the waiter surprised me.The decor is simple, but modest.

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  • Bus from Gjirokastër to Ohrid

    Gjirokaster Transportation

    If you want to use public transportation to travel from Gjirokastër to Ohrid, in Macedonia, there are, at least, three otpions:1. Take the bus to Tirana and then the bus to Skopje. Get off at Struga and then take a local bus to Ohrid. If you do not like adventure, this is the best option.2. Take the bus going towards Tirana and get off at...

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Kruje

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  • The Man with the Goat's Head Helmet

    Kruje Things to Do

    Albania's historical hero, Skanderbeg is eulogised in the Skanderbeg museum, inside the walls of the Krujë castle. Its collection includes lots of 15th century military artifacts related to the Albanian-Ottoman wars, during which the castle was besieged four times by the Ottoman army. There is also a virtual shrine to Skanderbeg with modern...

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  • The bazaar

    Kruje Things to Do

    Kruje’s old bazaar is a charming place with cobbled streets and colourful shops... Mainly souvenir shops where you can buy traditional Albanian costumes, books, musical instruments, and different items from the communist days... Very relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, and no aggressive salesmen... Just be a little careful when walking through...

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  • National Ethnographic Museum

    Kruje Things to Do

    The National Ethnographic Museum opened in 1989, in an old traditional house from 1764. It is two stories high, and consists of 15-16 small rooms; kitchen, sleeping room, living room, guest room, workshop area, and much more... All rooms are filled with old furniture, daily life objects, tools, and machines - giving a good view of how life was in...

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Butrint

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Berat

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  • Post office.

    Berat Favorites

    The post office is located along Rruga Antipatrea, about 100 m east of its connection with the street going up to the fortress. It is open also on Saturdays and is, as I understood, the only place to buy stamps.

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  • Tomori Hotel

    Berat Hotels

    My first visit to Albania was in 1994 along with a friend of mine, but we just visited Tirana....

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  • Look for bunkers.

    Berat Things to Do

    What most people know about Albania is that there are a lot of bunkers, leftovers from the Cold War, scattered "all over" the country. Most bunkers were built in the -70s on order of Enver Hoxha. The purpose was to use them as a defence line, manned by partisans coming down from the mountains plus every male person who could possibly be able to...

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Dhermi

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  • Relaxing at sunset and lively at night

    Dhermi Nightlife

    Lively atmosphere during the day, cool people, great cocktails, chill out, bossa nova at sunset, dance music at night - right in front of the beach of Drimades None

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  • Drymades Hotel

    Dhermi Hotels

    Dhermi, Vlore, Albania

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Leaving Dhërmi towards the north

    Dhermi Things to Do

    These three photos were taken from the road that leads to Palasë and Llogara pass, leaving Dhërmi.Photo 1 shows the central part of Dhërmi with the main part of Gjilek district.Photos 2 and 3 show the part of Gjilek district that overhangs the see. On photo3, in the background, a small part of the beach district can be seen. I have made an...

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Permet

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Divjake

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  • karavasta lagoon

    Divjake Things to Do

    You have to walk along the beach until you'll see a channel that connect the lagoon with Adriatic sea. There's a small bridge that signs the entrance to the lagoon area. Unfortunately we were not allowed to go further by the guards of the Reserve (we insisted and they permitted us to walk some 50 metres in for taking pictures). So, I didn't see the...

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  • You want to see the Paradise..Come to...

    Divjake Restaurants

    Is an very quite and romantic place.. The food and the seafoods are very delicious..I love that place becouse it was a very great experience..

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  • divjaka beach

    Divjake Things to Do

    The beach is huge. I was here in January, so I had the strongest impression of the vastity of the sand as the beach was totally deserted. BUT STILL you could see the rubbish people had let there during summer (that's a shame but I have to say it, you will see a lot of garbage when travelling in Albania).Anyway, if you walk, you can find totally...

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Vuno

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  • Light a fire

    Vuno Nightlife

    After a good dinner in one of the restaurants by the beach, we stayed by the fire until late at night, drinking and talking (and had a nude bath also). There are two open discos near the beach, so you can here the music even if you are not right there. There are also some beach volley fields where you can see people playing until 2 am or so,...

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  • Cika mountain

    Vuno Off The Beaten Path

    Cika erects 2044 metres directly above the sea. It is in the 83rd place in the list of Europe's finest mountains with a primary factor of 1563 metres. ( www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains.html )To climb this mountain stop at Llogara and ask in the restaurants there for the path.I saw on a detailed map that there is a path from the top of Cika to...

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  • White roads beach

    Vuno Off The Beaten Path

    Rruget e bardha - White roads is the first beach you will see when you'll face the Albanian Riviera from Llogara. The name comes from the color of stones of the dry torrent that from mount Cika goes in the sea.There is not an asphalted road to the beach, but it's not so far from the main road. It is a big, almost totally deserted beach.This picture...

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Voskopoje

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  • A quiet and shaded place

    Voskopoje Restaurants

    Taverna Mishel is a few kilometers away from Voskopojë, on the way back to Korcë. The tables are scattered under small roofs in a green meadow. The place is quiet and pleasant, the owners very welcoming See next tip (not enough space for the photos)

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  • Great Arman gathering, 12-15 August 2010

    Voskopoje Local Customs

    In 2010, there was a great Arman (Vlach/Aromanian name themselves Arman) gathering in Voskopojë/Moscopole and in Korcë/Corcea. There are almost 500.000 Armans in the Balkans.From Moscopole 2010 : In order to commemorate and relive the experience of the past of Moscopole (222 years since the city was entirely distroyed by Ali Pasha in 1788) on the...

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  • Kisha e Kryeengjëjve Mihal dhe Gabriel

    Voskopoje Things to Do

    I do not usually report on VT about something I have not seen but there is no map of Moskopojë (or at least I did not found any) and this report might help other travellers not to miss Kisha e Kryeengjëjve Mihal dhe GabrielHere is the transcript of the post standing on the main square of Voskopojë :Kisha e Kryeengjëjve Mihal dhe Gabriel (Church of...

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  • HertaH's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    I'm from Albania and belive me,you're gone be surprised.Wonderful places(specialy in north and in south)and lovely people that will always help you.

    • giampiero6's Profile Photo
      Jan 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      I must say, I had a very nice and favorable impression of Albania when I was there last year.

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