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Health and Safety Albania

Health and Safety Albania

Health and Safety Albania Health  Be up to date with universal vaccines (DTCP, MMR in children) is like everywhere preferable. Vaccines against hepatitis A and B typhoid and the TB are advised, and againsttick-borne encephalitis from Central and Eastern […]

Traditions and customs Albania

Traditions and customs Albania

Traditions and customs Albania The land of eagles The eagle ”one, that Albania took the name of“ country of the Eagles ”. religions In 1967, Enver Hoxha's regime banned all religions. Albania becomes the first (and the only) Officially atheist state […]

Where to eat, food and drink Albania

Where to eat, food and drink Albania

Where to eat, food and drink Albania Kitchen Halfway between East and West, Albanian cuisine has been largely influenced by Turkish cuisine and, to a lesser extent, that of Italians and Greeks. In the north, more continental, it makes intensive use of corn […]

Money and budget Albania

Money and budget Albania

Money and budget Albania Money, banks, exchange Currency - The monetary unit of Albania is the lek (ALL, plural leke), divided into 100 qindarka. There are coins from 5 to 100 leke and banknotes from 100 to 10 leke. In January 2020, € 1 = 120 leke and […]

Albania identity card

Albania identity card

Albania identity card - Area: 28 748 km² Population:  Density Capital city : Tirana. The city and its suburbs account for around 20% of the country's population.- Head of l & rsquo Location: Ré Change : lek.- Religion: majority Ethnicities: homogeneous […]

Culture and Arts Albania

Culture and Arts Albania

Culture and Arts Albania Ismail Kadare A leading figure in Albanian literature, Ismail Kadaré was born in 1936. He studied in Tirana, then Moscow, but had to return when Albania broke politically with the USSR. Already published under the Stalinist regime […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Albania

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Albania

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Albania The (local) stars, often recent, offer fairly good value for money. In Tirana, this is not the case: the prices are significantly higher (almost double). Be aware that outside of high-end establishments, water […]

Recommended itineraries Albania

Recommended itineraries Albania

Recommended itineraries Albania Those in a hurry tour the country in a week, but given the state of the roads and the travel times, it hardly seems reasonable. Let's say 10 days for a good overview and two weeks to really enjoy it. A week in Albania 1 day […]

Transport and travel Albania

Transport and travel Albania

Transport and travel Albania Train The lines are few (no access to neighboring countries), the dilapidated and sluggish trains, often crowded, but the prices are really low. From Tirana, Durrës is served several times a day (the most useful line), as well […]

Geography and landscapes Albania

Geography and landscapes Albania

Geography and landscapes Albania Stretched between Balkan foothills and the Adriatic Sea, Albania is a world of transition, between Central Europe and the Mediterranean, between Christianity and Islam. Albania is a unified land, where Muslims, Orthodox and […]

Activities, sports and leisure Albania

Activities, sports and leisure Albania

Activities, sports and leisure Albania The Albanians are not really great sportsmen… They have not won any medals at the Olympic Games since the start of the country's participation in the events! It is only in weightlifting that we saw Albanians during […]

Practical life on site Albania

Practical life on site Albania

Practical life on site Albania Time difference Albania is at the same time as France. But given the geographic position east of the time zone, the sun rises and sets earlier. Electricity Suspended tension is not uncommon. Language Belonging to Europe before, […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Albania

Entry formalities and useful contacts Albania

Entry formalities and useful contacts Albania Entry formalities European Union nationals, Swiss citizens and Canadians are granted a 90-day stay without the need for a visa, upon presentation of their passport valid 3 months after the return date […]

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