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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
From EUR26.00
 
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

Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Albania

Sarande and beaches

I had heard so much about Sarande and was rather disappointed when I saw this town that is almost exclusively covered with ugly hotel complexes and full of tourists. Sarande does not have any...
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travelthrough
Aug 08, 2013

entry fee - not anymore

I'm American and I was told that you do not have to pay that entry fee anymore, since it must have been incorporated with your other fees into your airplane ticket. I did not pay anything entering...
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kukumjacka
Sep 03, 2009

Entry fee

When entering Albania, Europeans supposedly have to pay a 10 Euro p.p. "Entry fee". While this seems to be officially sanctioned, you don't get a receipt, so it most likely goes directly into the...
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george5b
Jan 15, 2007

Beggers

Watch out for the beggers (i know you get them everywhere) at the airport and in Tirana. We saw some man in a wheelchair going into the road inbetween the cars knocking on their windows trying to get...
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AlbaniaLover
Sep 07, 2006

Do not give money to children

Sometimes it is hard to see the poor children and not give them money.But you don't really help them if you give them money.Then you have also a more relaxed trip.If you start to give money they tell...
Tobias_Plieninger
Jul 22, 2006

Changing Money

Don't bother changing money in bureaux de change or hotels. There are unofficial money changers on street corners near large hotels, they can be recognised by the large wads of cash in their hands....
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illumina
Apr 11, 2006
 
 
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Vendors

the vendors will give you one price and then the price goes up the longer it takes you to decide whether or not to buy it or if you walk away the price goes up, if you come back for it the price has...
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rw-bigfoot
Apr 08, 2006

Special Taxi price for tourists

Some Taxidrivers want more money / higher price from tourists.At the ferry port in Durres there is cartell of taxi drivers they all want the same high price! Pay the price they want to. It is not...
Tobias_Plieninger
Dec 10, 2005

Currency

Don't pay in Euro or USD it will always be more expensive! It is your own fault if you pay with € or USD.If you have no other possibility make the best. Try to pay less. Alway pay in local currency...
Tobias_Plieninger
Dec 04, 2005

Import Diesel

Some filling station are selling imported Diesel . I was told that there is no different between the “local” and the imported Diesel, except 10 Leke per litre.The picture is showing and minivan with a...
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frockland
Oct 25, 2005

about the albania/greece border....

leaving albania to greece,if you aren't albanian or greek citizen,but other E.U citizen: don't file out!go to the customs offices without waiting for your turn...!and you'll go through so easily.......
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cbeaujean
Feb 11, 2003

Albanian Riviera

The Albanian Riviera is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and unspoiled regions in Albania. The Adriatic and Ioanian coast of Albania are of a dramatic beauty. The coastline stretches for over 450...
Butrinti
Sep 25, 2002

BUTRINTI<br/><br/>The city of...

BUTRINTIThe city of Butrinti (Bothrota) is one of the fragments which form the fabric of Albania's ancient cultural landscape. Nestling in the highlands in the far south of the country and surrounded...
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Angjel
Aug 25, 2002

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Tirana

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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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JLBG

"The sleeping beauty is awake &amp; has 7 leagues..."
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AlbaniaLover

"Bukur Albania!"
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illumina

"In The Land of the Eagles"
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cachaseiro

"The most adventuros destination in Europe."
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"Albania"
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