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Tirana Half Day Walking Tour
"Join this tour designed to offer you the best highlights of Tirana combining the ancient history with the communist era and today's modern life. Tirana the capital of Albania is considered a relatively new city although antique monuments and artifacts uncovered around it testify to earlier beginnings. It  is associated with the recent face lift of its buildings through splashes of colors in a modernistic style. During this tour you will visit inside the National Museum Orthodox Church and the old Mosque  of 18th-century located in the center
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Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour
"Start the tour from Skanderbeg Square (photo stop at Skanderbeg’s Monument) National Museum (the huge mosaic on front represent the Albanian history development and the stages of this development are presented on respective pavilions). Then you continue to see other important buildings: Palace of Culture/Opera/National Library Mosque of Ethem Bey the Clock Tower Tirana Castle Parliament
From EUR12.00
 
Durres Full Day Tour
"The tour will start at the 9 am with the pick-up from your hotel. The first visit will be at the  National Archaeological Museum and the Roman amphitheater and a visit of city’s landmarks (the Venetian Tower and Walls the Town Hall Square the villa of King Zog and its landscape the bazaar and the fruit market and vegetables the Promenade of the rink etc ...)In the middle of the tour
From EUR52.00

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

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Tirana

Bashkia e Tiranës
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Shkoder

Rrethi i Shkodres
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Durres

Rrethi i Durresit
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Korce

Rrethi i Korces
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Sarande

Rrethi i Sarandes
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Gjirokaster

Rrethi i Gjirokastres
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Top Hotels in Albania

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Sheshi Italia, P.O. Box 1717, Tirane, Albania
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Sheshi 2 Prilli, Shkoder, 1233, Albania
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Rruga Butrinti, Sarande, Albania
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Lagjia 1. Rruga
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Rr. Ismail Qemali Nr. 7, Korce, Albania
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Top Things to Do in Albania

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National Museum of Medieval Art

When we saw this collection in May 2016, it was still in a church converted to a museum by the Communists. The collection of artworks rescued from destruction by Enver Hoxha's programme of eliminating...
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Cold War Bunker

The dictator Enver Hoxha was very concerned lest Albania be invaded by foreign troops. He ordered hundreds of thousands of defensive concrete bunkers to be built all over his small country. Many of...
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Teto Ollga Statue

Close to the central square of the village of Tushemish, which has several bars and cafés, there is a statue, which is one of the village’s main attractions for visitors. It is a statue of the...
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Bunker by a café

Next to the café where we parked, there was a Hoxha-era (Cold War) hemispherical concrete bunker, no doubt placed right in the centre of Bilisht to hinder any invasion from Greece, which is only a few...
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An Atypical Bunker

Most of the defensive (Cold War) bunkers constructed in Enver Hoxha's Albania were in the form of hemispherical concrete domes (see top illustration). Here, I describe an unusual one that I saw...
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Turan-i-Sipermë

At the hamlet of Turan-i-Sipërme (Turan) between Korçë and Voskop,there is a solitary tall old tower with gothic windows. It might have once been part of a church or maybe a watch-tower. However, I...
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"The sleeping beauty is awake & has 7 leagues boots"
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"Bukur Albania!"
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"In The Land of the Eagles"
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