Useful Links for Visiting Albania

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Albania in Southern Europe looks like a missing piece in a puzzle as it is still a relatively unknown travel destination. But it will not stay that way. Although the country is not the Amalfi Coast, it has a unique charm of its own.

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Various civilizations, including the Byzantines, Greeks, Ottomans, Romans, and Venetians, have ruled Albania throughout its history. In the aftermath of World War II, it became a satellite state of the Soviet Union. The country threw open its doors hesitantly after the collapse of a particularly severe form of communism in 1991.

Albania is a member of NATO and an official candidate for membership in the European Union. It has one natural, two cultural, and one mixed World Heritage site. The ancient city of Butrint in the south of the country was its first site to be listed in 1992.

"(Getting the truth in the New York Post has been as) difficult as finding a good hamburger in Albania." – Paul Newman, an American actor.

The country lies between Montenegro to the north, Macedonia to the east, Greece to the south, and only 72 kilometers / 45 miles from Italy. It has almost 500 kilometers / 310 miles of coastline.

If you plan to travel to Albania, below is a list of useful links to help you organize an excellent vacation in this beautiful Southern European country. Udhëtim të mbarë!

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Albania Visa

albania.al/visa-procedures – information for foreigners intending to come to Albania

Traveler's Health

fitfortravel.nhs.uk/.../albania – travel vaccines for Albania

Transportation

airhelp.com – get compensation for flight delay or cancellation

bimbimbikes.com/.../albania – rent a bike in Albania

checkmybus.com/albania – discover all Albania's cities you can travel to by bus

citytaxi.al – enjoy your vacation in Albania sooner by pre-booking your airport and resort transfers

directferries.com/albania – book ferry tickets to Albania

discovercars.com/albania – find the best car rental deals in Albania

hsh.com.al/.../cmimi-i-biletave – discover Albania by train

kayak.com/flight-routes/.../Albania – find cheap flights to Albania

Accommodation in Albania

airbnb.com/albania/stays – find unique vacation rentals

booking.com/country/al – book your hotel online

couchsurfing.com/.../albania – meet up with locals and travelers and find accommodation

hostelworld.com/.../Albania – stay in a hostel, meet other travelers and explore the country

Food & Dining

era.al – order food delivered to your door in Tirana

eatyourworld.com/.../albania – find the best local dishes & drinks in Albania

eatwith.com/Albania – explore immersive food experiences in Albania

getyourguide.com/.../berat-daily-tour-from-durres-with-lunch-and-wine-tasting – venture to Berat to explore one of the biggest cities of Albania and taste the famous Roshnik wine

lonelyplanet.com/albania/restaurants – find the best restaurants to visit in Albania

viator.com/.../Tirana/Cooking-Classes-and-Traditional-food-tasting-in-Tirana – enjoy a private cooking lesson where you will learn to prepare three traditional Albanian dishes

Welcome to Tirana

getyourguide.com.../tirana-walking-tour – explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

guruwalk.com/tirana – take free walking tours in Tirana

viator.com/tours/.../Food-and-City-Tour-of-Tirana-in-one-Day – explore Tirana through a culinary lens

visit-tirana.com/.../museums – enrich your vacation in the Albanian capital with a visit to its museums

All Albania

albania.al – find out all the information you need for your vacation in Albania

britannica.com/.../Albania – learn more about Albania

getyourguide.com/.../full-day-berat-trip-from-tirana – step back in time on a history tour in Berat

glosbe.com – make your vacation in Albania easier with an online translator

freetour.com/.../albania – find free walking tours in Albania

tourradar.com – take a classical tour of Albania, including accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transportation, and more

viator.com.../River-hiking-and-Osumi-Canyons-Exploration – hike along the banks of the river Osum through an unspoiled landscape of pine forests and river plains

weather-forecast.com/.../albania – see weather forecasts and learn more about Albania's climate

whc.unesco.org/.../Al – discover 4 World Heritage sites in Albania

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