Albania Travel Guide

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Tirana

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387,1025,51

Sarande

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125,264,10

Shkoder

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144,297,3

Durres

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65,189,18

Vlore

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56,147,6

Korce

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47,218,2

Berat

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147,427,3

Gjirokaster

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109,271,0

Kruje

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35,102,0

Dhermi

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39,146,1

Butrint

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106,219,0

Permet

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11,39,0

Qeparo

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15,33,0

Konispol

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16,31,0

Himare

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5,14,1

Lezhe

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17,43,0

Ishull-Lezhe

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20,52,0

Pogradec

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7,37,0

Elbasan

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6,27,0

Tushemisht

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5,28,0

Fier

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Albania/Rrethi_i_Fierit/Fier-735957/TravelGuide-Fier.html

21,57,0

Voskopoje

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Albania/Rrethi_i_Korces/Voskopoje-733457/TravelGuide-Voskopoje.html

36,144,0

Llogora

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Albania/Rrethi_i_Vlores/Llogora-734996/TravelGuide-Llogora.html

18,34,0

Vuno

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Albania/Rrethi_i_Vlores/Vuno-733431/TravelGuide-Vuno.html

20,27,0

Peshkopi

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2,7,0

Divjake

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Albania/Rrethi_i_Lushnjes/Divjake-736089/TravelGuide-Divjake.html

5,16,0

Borsh

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1,6,0

Theth

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Fushe-Lure

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0,8,0

Dardhe

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35,135,0

Rinas

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Albania/Rrethi_i_Tiranes/Rinas-736845/TravelGuide-Rinas.html

1,5,0

Fushe-Kruje

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14,33,0

Bajram Curri

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9,14,1

Tepelene

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0,11,0

Valbone

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0,3,0

Gramsh

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Delvine

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7,9,0

Shengjin

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0,5,0

Orikum

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0,3,0

Lukove

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8,26,0

Kukes

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5,6,0

Burrel

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Albania/Rrethi_i_Matit/Burrel-736277/TravelGuide-Burrel.html

5,6,0

Tirana

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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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  • Agimi Hotel

    Sarande Hotels

    Rruga Butrinti, Sarande, Albania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • 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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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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  • Vivas Hotel

    Durres Hotels

    Lagjia Plazh 13, Durres, 12355, Albania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • 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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Vlore

See all 56 Vlore Tips
  • 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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Korce

See all 47 Korce Tips
  • 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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Berat

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  • The Purple Codex was found in Berat.

    Berat General

    Berat's period of documentation began with the writing of the Purple Codex in the 6th century. It is one of the oldest remaining books of evangelical literature in the world, written with silver letters on red parchment. The Codex contains two gospels on 190 pages. Until the middle of the last century the gospels were used once a year, on the day...

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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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  • A war memorial.

    Berat Things to Do

    This war memorial stands at the parking area just below the entrance to the fortress. I am only able to recognise the word "partizane" and of course the years, so I suppose it is a memorial to the partisan fighters who died in WWII.

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Gjirokaster

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  • Cold War Bunker

    Gjirokaster Things to Do

    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 these still remain, in various states of preservation. He also ordered the building of extensive underground shelters. The one built under the castle...

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  • A dictator's paranoia

    Gjirokaster Things to Do

    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 these still remain, in various states of preservation. He also ordered the building of extensive underground shelters. The one built under the castle...

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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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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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  • To Kruje by bus

    Kruje Transportation

    From Tirana to Kruje and back you can get by bus. Near Tirana's train station there is a dusty square with many buses - so this is NOT the depatrure place for buses to Kruje. Near this square there is a bazar entitled Market Shkoder. You need to go through the whole market until you see another dusty square with buses and cars parked. At this...

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  • Visit the Skanderbeg Castle Museum

    Kruje Things to Do

    When visiting the Skanderbeg Castle it is important to visit the associated museum, located within the walls of the castle. For a nominal entrance fee, visitors can wonder the halls of this interesting building and step back in time through the museums numerous artifacts from the Skanderbeg era (1405-1466). Tourists interested in a thorough...

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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: Poor

    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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Butrint

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Permet

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Qeparo

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  • Unexpected famous Qepariot

    Qeparo Off The Beaten Path

    George Tenet, the former Director of CIA (from 1997 to 2004) was a Greek-American. While his father came from South Greece, his mother was born among the Greek minority in Qeparo. He once said “My mother escaped from southern Albania on a British submarine just as the Iron Curtain was closing - never to see her family again”. I have not found the...

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  • Old and new currency

    Qeparo Tourist Traps

    When I asked for the bill in Moliana restaurant, the waitress wrote it on a piece of cardboard. As this was not our first day in Albania, I knew it should be in the 2000-3000 lek range and I handled her three 1000 lek bankenotes without taking care to the zeros and she gave me my change back. Later, I had a closer look at the bill and my first...

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  • Fresh fish at Moliana restaurant

    Qeparo Restaurants

    When we arrived in the middle of a busy road work, with heavy engines working everywhere, we found this small restaurant (photo 1), built over a small stream (what we discovered later) but what we saw was a road sign that said “feshk” (fish). As it was in the middle of such a turmoil (photo 2), we would not have considered having dinner there but...

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Konispol

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  • Ali Pasha fort ?

    Konispol Things to Do

    About 1 km north to Butrint, a new road sign tells the way to Ali Pasha’s fort. This is a fort that controlled the entrance into the Vivari Channel. We parked along the road and walked on a path that climbed on top of the hill that controlled the Vivari channel … and after 200 meters, the path ended on a flat summit with some lined stones around!...

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  • Vivari channel, 2009

    Konispol Things to Do

    Both photos of the Vivari channel were shot 1 km north to Butrint, on the road to Ksamil and Saranda.The first photo shows the open sea and the swamps that surround the channel. The mouth of the channel is on the far right. In the background, the island of Corfu with Mount Pantokrator, the highest point of the island.The second photo shows the...

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  • Butrint ferry in 2009

    Konispol Transportation

    In May 2009, the Butrint ferry was still working but there seemed that a bridge would soon be built. I bet that next year the ferry won’t be there any more! This soon will be a piece of history!The first photo shows a truck that drive into the ferry.On the second photo, the ferry-man shows that he will not take an other vehicle for the short ride...

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Himare

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  • The best Beach Club..Batida de Coco

    Himare Nightlife

    The beach is the most beautiful in the area.the beach bar makes the best coffe that don't serve anywhere in albania..you can taste freddo espresso,freddo capuccino,freddoccino and the special freeddo cafe that they are making with ice cream.Also the cocktails are the best in Albania,you can choose Daquiry with strawberry,mellon,watermellon,banana...

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  • Rapo's Resort Hotel

    Himare Hotels

    I thought 55 euros was far too much for a room with no phone, no a/c, lukewarm water and light bulbs...

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  • Albanian Colorado seen from the north

    Himare Off The Beaten Path

    The road makes a loop to avoid the deepest part of the valleys.Photos 1 and 2 were taken from the north with again the road and on photo 2 the village of Vuno.It would be great to trek in this landscape that looks almost like Bryce Canyon but our schedule did not allow it

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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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