Travel destination Albania - much better than expected!
Since the fall of the communist regime, Albania has developed in an incredible way from a poor, underdeveloped country to a modern state. The road to the EU will certainly not be easy. Corruption, an inadequate legal system and an extreme concentration of economic power on a small elite that is enriched by the population and resources of Albania are just some of the problems that the young democracy has to overcome.
Every traveler can make his or her own special contribution by being prepared to pay a fair price for good service. The bad image is detrimental to the development of the country and especially to tourism. We will change that. Together with our partners, we strive every day to improve the quality and make the stay of our guests a truly unforgettable experience.
Hidden Land Albania
Is it a safe country?
For many years Albania was isolated from the rest of the world because of the communist regime. For this reason, many people associate Albania with a wild country where tourists are simply in danger. The truth is that Albania is as safe as the other European countries.
Is it safe to travel to Albania?
Urban and rural traffic
As everywhere else in Albania, traffic is increasing steadily. And of course, the state is not lagging behind with the expansion of the infrastructure. Remember that in 1990 there were only 5,000 cars in Albania. And some drivers still seem to have not yet fully internalized the traffic rules. Particular caution is required at the many roundabouts. Here, the law of the strongest or most brazen applies. Tirana does not give itself anything away compared to other cities in Europe like Rome or Paris.
Outside Tirana everything is much more relaxed, except that there are still very few radar traps and many a misunderstood Formula 1 driver sits behind the wheel of a large SUV. Attention and a defensive driving style are the best choice. In the countryside, four-legged road users are always to be expected.
Places of interest in Albania
Albania is a country that offers a lot. There are mountains, sun, sand and sea. Towns with a rich history such as Berat and Gjirokaster were already protected under communist times and are today the most visited UNESCO cultural heritage sites besides Butrint. Albania gives everyone the opportunity to discover something for themselves.
When is the best time to visit Albania?
The best time to visit Albania depends on what you want to visit. So, if you want cultural tours, we suggest from April to June and from September to the end of October. If you want to go on a beach holiday, we suggest from the beginning of June to the end of September. Some northern lights are not afraid to swim in the sea from mid-May to the end of October. During this time the Mediterranean Sea is still as warm as the Baltic Sea in midsummer.
Best time for travelling
Do you need a visa?
European countries do not need a visa for a tourist stay of up to 90 days. Valid travel documents (passport/ID card), which should be valid for at least 3 months, are sufficient. If you intend to stay in Albania for more than 90 days, you must register with the Border and Migration Directorate within the first 30 days and apply for a residence permit.
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