Travel Tips to European Countries: Albania

Albania is a mountainous country and one of the smallest countries in Europe. The population is supposed to descend from the ancient Illyrians.


The culture of Albania is largely influenced by the culture of the Greeks on the mainland, especially in urban areas; a person's head gesture means "no" where shaking the head means "yes". To greet someone, prefer to use a handshake, although Shoku (comrade) was used before, which has long been forgotten. People dressed informally here. Swimming suits are for beaches, otherwise, women are not expected to wear formal clothes. When treating someone's prefix Zoti (Mr) or Zonja (Mrs) before the name, always remember to carry some gifts when visiting someone, although the flowers are not much acceptable. Guests are served with coffee, raki or desserts. Smokers don't have to worry too much, but they should avoid it when they see a sign of Ndalohit Dohani or Ndalohit Birja e Dohanit.

Travel within the country

Relatively cheap buses operating in the country's major cities or taxis are another option that provides service to some major hotels.
Visit Dajti Mountain and enjoy the unforgettable 15 minutes of the Dajti Ekspres cable car ride through Dajt Oark to reach Tirana. The length of the trip is about 4.2 km and the cost of the trip is 6.5 euros. Alpha Yachting offers a crewed yacht which is a luxury in itself. Tirana Bank is the best place to withdraw funds because it gives access to Visa cards.

Eats outside

Restaurants are not always heated enough, so always wear warm clothes if they are out during winter. Foreigners were charged more than locals. Entrance fees and any goods will be on a higher scale, so it's best not to reveal the fact that you are a foreigner when you go out on the streets.

See the location

If you enjoy rowing, this is the place for you. There are places just outside Tirana, a great location not only for kayaking but also for rock climbing, hiking, and camping.


If you want a 5-star ambiance, try the Sheraton Tirana Hotel & Towers, which is located in the center of the shopping and entertainment center. There are about 151 rooms and 56 suites. So, along with convenience, one can simultaneously shop convenience here. Another hotel offering all modern facilities is Hotel Mondial. Center City is just 1 km away from the hotel.

Heading there

One of the best and easiest means is to go by air. Albanian Airlines is a national airline that operates in cooperation with Tyrolean Airlines, serving almost all major European cities. Mother Teresa Airport is 16 miles or 26 km from the capital. A tour bus is available every 3 hours to reach the city center and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Taxis are available around the clock. While waiting for any transfer service, tourists can check the duty-free shops, banks, restaurants and car rental at the airport. All foreign nationals are subject to a departure tax of US $ 10. Check www.flyalbanian .com for flight schedules and offers.

If you are trying to get there by sea, try the ferry services provided by Adriatic Line and Agoudimos. The main ports are Doris (she has ferry connections to Italy, Bari, Brindisi, Trieste, and Ancona), Flora (she has ferry connections to Bari and Brindisi), Saranda (she has Corfu connection) and Shane Jenny (she has ferry connection to Bari)). Check out and for more information.

The bus is another option. Buses start from Istanbul, Athens, and Sofia. Domestic passengers have a lot of options with the bus services offered. If you travel by road in a private car, there is a road network to Kosovo, but it is very dangerous to use because of political tensions within the region. The crossings can be used in Hani I Hotel, Bllata, Rafa e Thames, Tushemisht, Gorica, Kapshtica and kakavija. If you are tired, you can stop at hotels or other designated areas. There is a network of 18,000 km, of which only 7,450 km of main roads, for local travelers. Approximately 2138 km of these roads are in poor condition and have openings in the vessels, and must take maximum safety when driving on these roads. The speed limit must be strictly followed on highways as well as within cities. You should avoid driving at night better because there are no street lights on the road except for urban areas. You should drive traffic on the right. There is a shortage of gas stations in the countryside, so it is recommended to fill the entire gas tank when passing through urban areas and because there is no national recovery system; travelers should prepare for emergencies or malfunctions beforehand. One should hold the necessary documents such as the International Driver's License and National Driving License.

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  1. This article has a lot of inaccuracies. Source: I live in Albania and due to my job, I often travel around the country.

    1. Thank you for taking time and replying to us, we are very happy to receive your comment, This Article Has been written by one of our travelers, we will re analyse it and modify it if we found any mistaken informations

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