Passport and Visa regulations
As you would with any international vacation, be sure to check with your embassy or consulate for information that may be specific to you on your visit to Albania. Checking to see that you have your visa (if required), health insurance, and other documentation prepared will ensure that your visit to Albania is as wonderful as possible.
Driving in Albania*
Driving in Albania presents a unique set of challenges for visitors. Infrastructure development is in full swing since the country’s emergence from communism, but drivers may still find it difficult to navigate our roads. As a result, we recommend taking a taxi or a bus. Local transportation offers a stress-free way for you to enjoy the scenery while listening to our professional drivers regales you with tales of life in Albania. This is if you want to experience the country with calm and mix with locals, because public transport is quite slow. While if you want to see more in a few days hire a local guide and driver from the online travel agencies prior to your arrival.
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Albania has a Mediterranean climate but also offers skiing in the Mountains. Hiking, Skiing and watersports are popular outdoor activities in Albania
Arrival in Albania
The only airport in Albania with international service is “Mother Theresa” International Airport, located in Rinas, just 17 km northwest of Tirana.
The most convenient way to get from the airport to Tirana is by taxi. The journey from Tirana to the airport takes twenty to thirty minutes, depending on traffic, and costs about 2,500 lekë (or 20 EURO) each way.
The “Rinas Express” departs every hour between 7am and 7pm, a 24-hour bus service between the airport and the National Museum in the center of Tirana.
The bus departs hourly and the single fare is 200 Albanian Lekë (phone: 00 355 69 20 98908).
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Tourism in Albania is characterised by archaeological heritage from Illyrian, Greek, Roman and Ottoman times, unspoiled beaches, mountainous topography, delicious traditional Albanian cuisine, Cold War era artifacts, unique traditions and hospitality, and the wild and peculiar atmosphere of the countryside.
In 2014, the New York Times ranked Albania fourth among 52 destinations to be visited.
Lonely Planet ranked Albania as the number 1 destination to be visited in 2011
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