Hello and Welcome to Albania travel guide! Once one of the world’s most closed-off and strictly controlled countries, Albania was left with no friends at all after shunning both the Soviets and the Chinese for being ‘revisionist’ to the ideals of Stalinism. But now it’s one of Europe‘s fastest growing economies.

A few eyebrows were raised when Lonely Planet chose Albania as its Top Destination for 2011, but those in the know were not surprised at all. From its virgin sandy beaches the length of its to architectural treasures such as the ancient ruins at Butrint, Albania is a unique destination with plenty to offer the more adventurous tourist.Prices are cheap, the country is increasingly accessibly with budget flights and day trips possible from Corfu, and, far from being a dangerous place to visit, most visitors leave with memories of warm hospitality and great food.

Albania is a country situated in the southern part of Europe on the Adriatic Sea. It is mountainous, with coastal plains which support half the population.

The economy is based mainly on agriculture and mining, chiefly chromite.

The population of about 3.500.000 Albanians live in an area of about 29.000 square kilometers and languages spoken are: Albanian and Greek.

Planning a trip to Albania, Europe? Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, Trifter has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Albania flights and hotels.

Whatever the reason for your visit, our online guides will help you navigate a country that has been widely reported from, yet remains all but unknown.

Albania Tourism

Places to Visit in Albania
Things to do in Albania
Albania Temples

Destinations In Albania


Map Of Albania

Albania Hotels and Resorts

Tips for Visiting Albania

Below is some useful travel information for visitors contemplating a trip to Albania, including suggestions on where and when to go, visa requirements, money used, information about Albania food and drink as well as a handy Travelers’ Dos and Don’ts list.


What is the geography of Albania?

What are the ethnic groups in Albania?

What language is spoken in Albania?


Helpful words to get you started:

  • Hello: Sabaii dee
  • How much: Tao dai
  • Two: Song

What is the main religion in Albania?


What is the culture of Albania?

What is the history of Albania?

How is the climate in Albania?


When is the best time to visit Albania?

Do I need a visa to go to Albania? How much is the visa fee for Albania?


 How to get to Albania?

How can I get around Albania?

What things I need to know before visiting Albania?


What are some good books and movies on Albania?

What will I eat in Albania?

How is healthcare in Albania?


What to buy in Albania?

How to handle money in Albania?

What is nightlife like in Albania?

Is Albania a safe place to travel?

What to wear in Albania?

What are the etiquette & customs in Albania?

What are the Traveler’s Do’s and Don’ts in Albania?


What is illegal in Albania?


What are the major ceremonies and festivals of Albania?


 What are the public holidays in Albania?


Why should I go to Albania at least once?


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