Albania Travel Guide

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Tirana

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388,1026,51

Sarande

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125,264,10

Shkoder

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144,297,3

Durres

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65,189,18

Korce

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48,223,2

Kruje

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35,105,0

Vlore

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56,147,6

Berat

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147,430,3

Gjirokaster

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109,271,0

Permet

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11,39,0

Butrint

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106,219,0

Pogradec

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7,37,0

Voskopoje

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36,144,0

Llogora

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18,34,0

Tushemisht

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5,28,0

Ishull-Lezhe

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20,52,0

Elbasan

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6,27,0

Dhermi

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39,146,1

Qeparo

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15,33,0

Lezhe

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17,43,0

Konispol

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16,31,0

Fier

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21,57,0

Valbone

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0,3,0

Kukes

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5,6,0

Dardhe

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35,135,0

Fushe-Lure

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0,8,0

Divjake

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5,16,0

Bajram Curri

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9,14,1

Vuno

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20,27,0

Theth

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Shengjin

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0,5,0

Rubik

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0,2,0

Himare

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5,14,1

Fushe-Kruje

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14,33,0

Burrel

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5,6,0

Tirana

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Sarande

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  • Evening promenade, Sarande

    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

    Agimi Hotel

    Sarande Hotels

    Rruga Butrinti, Sarande, Albania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Blue Eye - Syri i Kaltër, Sarande

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Vivas Hotel

    Durres Hotels

    Lagjia Plazh 13, Durres, 12355, Albania

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Buses and minibuses., Durres

    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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  • National Museum of Medieval Art, Korce

    National Museum of Medieval Art

    Korce Things to Do

    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 religion from Albania is second to none. Highlights of the icons include a number by Onufri and his family. Also, don't miss the depiction of St...

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  • Regency Hotel Albania

    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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  • Best Art Collection In Albania, Korce

    Best Art Collection In Albania

    Korce Things to Do

    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 religion from Albania is second to none. Highlights of the icons include a number by Onufri and his family. Also, don't miss the depiction of St...

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Kruje

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  • The Man with the Goat's Head Helmet, Kruje

    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

    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

    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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Vlore

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  • Dancing to Maya and Juli Baka, Vlore

    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

    Hotel Liro

    Vlore Hotels

    Rr, Uji i Ftohte, Vlore, 1233, Albania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Dancing to Juli Baka, Vlore

    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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Berat

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  • The Purple Codex was found in Berat., Berat

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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Permet

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  • it's good from 7-11, Permet

    it's good from 7-11

    Permet Nightlife

    You can also go at the Disko if you ask, on Summer and there's a nice beach going on during june july, it's beautiful swiming and bathing in the sun with lots of local girls. The thing is all the immigrants come back during these months so all the hype and the turism is durin august the best time to be in Permet. Love, Gjergji Cumani, It's good to...

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  • Kayaking/Mountain Climbing, Permet

    Kayaking/Mountain Climbing

    Permet Things to Do

    Permet has a beautiful river for Kayak lovers. The waters are clean and the nature is breath taking.

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  • Kayaking/Mountain Climbing, Permet

    Kayaking/Mountain Climbing

    Permet Things to Do

    Permet has a beautiful river for Kayak lovers. The waters are clean and the nature is breath taking.

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Butrint

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Pogradec

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  • 0 complaints!, Pogradec

    0 complaints!

    Pogradec Restaurants

    "Dante" is a small pizza place in Drilon, a short walk along the lakeside from Pogradec. Definitely worth visiting, surely the best food in this part of the country! My favorite was the "prosciutto crudo" pizza, but all are amazing.

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  • A beer overlooking Lake Ohrid, Pogradec

    A beer overlooking Lake Ohrid

    Pogradec Restaurants

    My girlfriend and I visited Borana Restorant for a drink during our daytrip to Pogradec in March 2012.This colourful cafe is located across from the lakeside promenade and its outdoor rooftop terrace offers excellent views over the beach and Lake Ohrid.A handful of bright orange, green and yellow plastic tables and chairs are scattered on the...

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  • The best of all worlds!, Pogradec

    The best of all worlds!

    Pogradec Restaurants

    Amazing food and staff, a must go to if you are in the area! They serve breakfest, lunch and dinner and have a large menu. Food is brought in and cooked fresh daily. It is also right accross the street from the beach, therefore the atmospher is amazing, especially in the summer. The hotel is also wonderful and modern, so if you are going to be...

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Voskopoje

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  • A quiet and shaded place, Voskopoje

    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

    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

    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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Llogora

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  • Climb to Llogara pass from the south, Llogora

    Climb to Llogara pass from the south

    Llogora Things to Do

    As soon as there no more honey sellers along the road, it begins to climb steeply and the road runs zigzags with hairpins bends. The part of the road from Dhërmi to Llogara pass was the first one to be improved, ie widened and getting a brand new coat. In 2007, that was already done, while no roadwork had yet begun on the southern section to...

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  • Herd of cows and calves, Llogora

    Herd of cows and calves

    Llogora Things to Do

    Just as we went to our car to drive to Vlorë, a herd of 20-30 cows with their calves came down from a path, upper than the pass and took the road to Vlorë. They hindered the road (photo 1) but we had to overtake them!They had two herdsmen and one tried to restrain them to the right of the road while I overtook them one by one (photo 2). That took...

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  • Donkeys roaming along the road, Llogora

    Donkeys roaming along the road

    Llogora Things to Do

    Why donkeys would roam on the side of the road where there is nothing to graze while on the other side there is plenty to make their living? I have been searching for an explanation to this odd behavior and the only sensible explanation that I have found is that donkeys appreciate beauty and are keen to watch at the breathtaking landscape of the...

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Tushemisht

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  • Teto Ollga Statue, Tushemisht

    Teto Ollga Statue

    Tushemisht Things to Do

    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 Albanian film character Ollga. With a handbag draped over her left forearm, and looking rather like a woman drawn by Fernando Botero or Beryl Cook, her cast...

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  • Vila Art, Tushemisht

    Vila Art

    Tushemisht Restaurants

    Set in lovely parkland, which is watered by an inlet from the lake, Vila Art is a restaurant housed in what was formerly Enver Hoxha’ lakeside summer house. We sat outside on a large terrace that was shaded by overhead trellises of complexly intertwined vines. We were close to a pond in which there were many swans with their grey cygnets. Near us...

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  • A dictator's summer house, Tushemisht

    A dictator's summer house

    Tushemisht Restaurants

    Set in lovely parkland, which is watered by an inlet from the lake, Vila Art is a restaurant housed in what was formerly Enver Hoxha’ lakeside summer house. We sat outside on a large terrace that was shaded by overhead trellises of complexly intertwined vines. We were close to a pond in which there were many swans with their grey cygnets. Near us...

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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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