Albania What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by rogert1978
  • What to Pack
    by rogert1978
  • What to Pack
    by rogert1978

Albania What to Pack

  • More warmth, less colds

    Pack an electric blanket to keep you warm and dry out the beds. Albania is very damp in the winter and the cold gets into your bones. It never gets really cold, no snow or ice, but the houses are not designed for the winters.

  • Albania paper maps

    Several companies print Albania maps. The following is the list of maps more accurate than 1/1 000 000 that I have identified.Freytag & BerndtAlbania 1 :400 000Michelin 736 (Slovenia, Croatia, etc…) 1 :1 000 000. More than the Northern half of Albania (includes Durrës, Tirana and Korça).Michelin 980 (Greece) 1 :700 000. More than the Southern...

  • Guide books

    In 2007, there are few guidebooks on Albania.The Bradt Travel Guide in English, published in 2004 gives fair information. It does not seem to have been updated since then and some information are outdated. As Albania is quickly changing, there is an urgent need for a new edition.I have also used the « Petit Fûté » guidebook, published in 2006. It...

  • Shoe's!

    Women: Remember to take a good flat pair of shoe's....The roads and pavements can have plenty of holes and uneven bits in them. Take this advise from me, i have experience! So don't wear high shoe's with no grip unless you want to fall in a hole!Also don't take your best shoe's with you as some roads of the main area can be very dusty/muddy/wet...

  • Guidebooks

    The guidebooks which I took with me were the Blue Guide to Albania and Kosovo, a very informative book with plenty of interesting information; and 'Albania, a guide and illustrated journal' but Peter Dawson, published by Bradt, which proved a fascinating read, explaining lots of the little, cultural things I was seeing. As the title suggests,...

  • odds and ends

    don't carry a purse around in the city, I used alittle canvas bag with a zip top it worked great for carrying grocerys and the camera wear sturdy wide bottom shoes, gym shoes don't do good unless wide bottom take something for bugs in the summer and salve for cuts, I got a tyenol 3 for a headache at the clinic it made me have the most awful...

  • Electric Blanket

    I order an electric blanket through ebay that was from England (same volltage as Albania) 240v and they shipped it straight over to me instead of sending here to US and then pack it in our luggage. We used it for the whole time we were there almost 3 months. Yes the electic does go out EVERY day but the house are cold any ways so it was real nice...

  • Mosquito repellent or suffer!

    If you're in the south of the country, bring mosquito repellant, antihistamine cream, anything like that. There are nets over the windows, but the little sods find their way in anyway, and immediately start breeding (make sure you keep everything as dry as possible, especially an ensuite bathroom if you have one, as they love damp conditions). I...

  • Packing for Albania!

    Normal bags.Big trolleys will take attention on you.That's not necessary. Normal clothing. So that you don't cause much attention.Think at the warm climate! Normal Better take much films with you. It could be hard to find them. - A towel is not provided in all hotels.- Perhabs you will be glad with your clean sleeping bag. - Take with a knife...

  • No visa

    Being a EU citizen you don't need visa to enter Albania. Nevertheless, you can ask the policeman at the border to stamp your passport with the Albanian stamp.Coming in a daytrip from Corfu, I didn't even need my passport, my national ID card was enough.

  • Leks

    Lek is the local currency here. You can change it at local banks and private offices, but don't change too much, as you won't be able to use them outside Albania. Anyway, if you are coming for a day, you can use euros or dollars in most touristic restaurants and souvenirs stalls.

  • Packing List

    The area around Butrint is swampy and filled with pools of stagnant water in which mosquitos breed. Definitely take along some bug repellent spray!


Albania Hotels

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  • Sheraton Tirana Hotel and Towers

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

  • Tomori Hotel

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

  • Grand Hotel Europa

    Sheshi 2 Prilli, Shkoder, 1233, Albania

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Agimi Hotel

    Rruga Butrinti, Sarande, Albania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Vivas Hotel

    Lagjia Plazh 13, Durres, 12355, Albania

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Regency Hotel Albania

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

  • Hotel Liro

    Rr, Uji i Ftohte, Vlore, 1233, Albania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Drymades Hotel

    Dhermi, Vlore, Albania

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Boshnjaku

    The hotel is relatively new. You will see it to your left as you enter the town. It is a short walk...


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