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ALBANIA

INTRODUCTION
THINGS TO DO
TOP FESTIVALS
TOP GALLERIES
FOOD & DRINKS
WHAT TO PACK

TRAVEL IN ALBANIA

With its ancient architecture, fascinating history and incredible natural beauty, Albania is a country with a lot to offer. Looking for culture? Check out Berat Castle, or visit Et'hem Bey Mosque. Sport more your thing? Catch a game at the Qemal Stafa Stadium. Sun worshipper? Miles of perfect, sandy beaches await you at the Albanian Riviera. No matter what you're looking for, it’s time to leave the stereotypes behind.
FAST FACTS

Language: Albanian
Currency: Lek
Electricity: 220V
Visas: Click here to see if you need an Albanian visa.
Dialing Code: +355
Time Zone: (GMT+01:00)

 
ABOUT CONTIKI

From quick breaks to epic journeys, Contiki exists to connect young travellers with the time of their lives.

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WHAT TO PACK

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Comfortable walking shoes - Roads and pavements can be rough here, so leave the high heels at home.

 

Toiletries - You won't find familiar brands in Albania, so if you're particular about your toiletries then be sure to bring your own.

 

Sun block and sunglasses - Tirana weather is hot and sunny in summer, so rock the shades, and don't forget the sunscreen!

 

An adapter plug and transformer - Albania uses 220V, so you'll need a step-down transformer to run appliances that take 110V. Also, don’t forget your 2-pin European adapter.

 

Bug spray - Mosquitoes in Albania? Oh, but of course. The south of the country is a perennially popular stomping ground for this most tedious and bothersome of insects.

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