Which are the required documents ? For the European Union citizens, visas are no longer required. You can enter Albania with your ID card or passport valid three months after entering the country. If you plan to stay in the Albanian territory for longer than three months a visa will be required   If you plan to visit Albania’s […]
By air  There’s only one international airport in Albania, which is in Tirana, the capital city, called “Nënë Tereza” Airport (Mother Thereza) or more commonly Rinas Airport. It is located 17 km in the north of Tirana (about 25 min by car, depending on the traffic jam) There’s also a bus that links the center of Tirana (from […]
Money and exchange rates, the Albanian currency The currency in Albania is the Lek. The smallest unit is 1 Lek and there are no cents. In the summer of 2014 the exchange rate was as follows: 1 lek = 0,008 € / 0,009 CHF. 1 € = 125 lek 1 CHF = 110 lek If your […]
Albania was first a catholic country due to Romans invasion, but in the 15th century after the Ottoman invasion it became Muslim. Since it shares a board in the south with Greece many inhabitants of these areas are orthodox. From the end of the 1960 practicing a religion was forbidden by the communist regime. It […]
Albania is a land of contrasts. Even though it’s not very big, the experiences vary from one city to the other. Different cities have their own traditions which are quite exceptional. These big differences are due to the lack of infrastructure. This isolation continued until the 20th century. Today not only foreigners but also Albanian themselves […]
In Albania we eat lots of vegetables, meat, fish, and sea fruits with different sauces. Usually the dish is placed at the center of the table and everybody will help themselves, like in other Mediterranean countries. Depending on the region that you will be visiting you will try different dish, made from different veggies. We love […]
TOURISM Mediterranean Europe – Albania (Chapter), by lonely Planet, 11th Edition, October 2013, e-book, Price = 13.99 £ Eastern Europe Phrasebook – Albania (Chapter), by Lonely Planet, 5th Edition, February 2013, e-book, Price = 4.19 £ Albania, by Gillian Gloyer, published by Bradt Travel guides, May  2018, Price = 16.99 £ Traveler Guide Albania, Thomas […]
Architecture  The communist regime didn’t make enough to save the special architecture or cultural specifies of each city. Most of traditional houses couldn’t make it through time and war. Only in Gjirokastra and Berat you can see these old, traditional buildings. Traditions Traditional costumers are different from the North to the South. In the south the males wear the […]
Few countries in the world in proportion to their size, have such a variety of plants, as Albania. Climate diversity, geological composition and geographical position allow the flora and fauna of Albania to be as unique as they are. After the fall of the communist regime, the Albanian government aware of the rich heritage of the flora […]
Authentic Culinary
Casserole with Yogurt and Lamb!

Casserole with Yogurt and Lamb is a traditional food, typical from the areas of central Albania, mainly the city of Elbasan. The special of this recipe is the simultaneous boiling and baking with slow fire in the oven

Authentic tourism
Gramoz, the mountain between two countries

Rehova village recently very popular, has discovered from tourists by chance. A group of tourists found themselves in this village and knocked on the door of a family first to get information about where they could stay to sleep or consume something …

Authentic Curiosity
Pelecanus crispus

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is the symbol of Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, the only breeding site for this bird in Albania.The largest fresh water birds, with a body length about 1.9m and about 20kg weight, are the permanent residents of the Lagoon. …

Authentic Character
The stone-carver of the stone city!

Muhedin opened an exhibition shop with his works and for several decades he constantly created artistic works for tourists. It is amazing to see very elegant works of art produced from nature’s hardest material, such as stone. …

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