Hello all Virtual Tourists!
Planning a beach vacation in the end of july/august this summer. But we are wondering where to stay and what to see.
We are dreaming of finding a quaint little village by the coast. One that is not ruined by tourism or giant hotels and other terrible architecture in general. And of course… with a nice beach. Whether the beach is made up of sand, pebbles or rocks is indifferent. Just as long as it is beautiful, and the general vibe of the city/village is nice.
Any ideas? And any thoughts on Saranda vs. Himare vs. Vlora?
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Albania this summer. However, there are no direct flights to Tirana from Oslo, so we are contemplating some different options. Would love to hear your thoughts and tips, since we are in fact wuite clueless. :)
Destination --> VLORA!
Option 1: Flight to Corfu. Then we hop on the ferry to Saranda, and somehow find our way up to Vlora. I have read about both buses and "furgons" that travel this distance, but what I dont know is how long it takes. How many hours should we estimate for this trip? Can it be booked in advance? And since we are norwegians (not used to high heat) will there be air condition in the vehicle?
Option 2: Flight to Brindisi. Then hop on a ferry straight to Vlora. I have found a several forums talking about this trip, but I am having a tough time actually seeing the details. It seems the boat sails all night. Is it normal to sleep in your seat? In a cabin? What is recommended here?
WHICH ONE OF THESE OPTIONS IS SMARTER? :)
Super grateful for all help.
I need to travel one way, by bus, from Pristina to Tirana, on 21 April 2014. I can't find any information about schedules or bus companies that offer this route. I understand from what I have read that there are several per day but I cannot find any specifics. If anyone knows of bus company names, location(s) in Pristina, and times that the bus(es) depart Pristina for Tirana, I'd be most grateful. I have less than 24 hours in Pristina so not a lot of time to be researching this when I arrive so I really need to know what I need to do beforehand. I greatly appreciate any information you all can provide... Thanks!!
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I want to rent a car with driver.
I do not want to rent it from a company, I mean , anyone has own his car.
from first of June to 15 of June 2014
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I am planning a trip first half of July with my wife and twin daughters (6 yrs.). We will be driving around to see the country, and also we would like to spend a week or so at the beach (we prefer a sandy beach, quite and not crowded). Either we will come in via Corfu, or via Tirana. Coming via Tirana appears perhaps most attractive for seeing mountains, lake Ohrid etcetera.
How are the beaches in the north, i.e. Lezhe area for instance, compared to the south?
If we end up choosing coming via Corfu, will it be possible to find a not so crowded beach town with a sandy beach (early July)? For instance, will Ksamil be packed with tourists? And are there any other more quite sandy beach towns in the south?
Thank you all so much in advance!!
I plan to visit Tirana then rent a car to go dubrovnik and piristina. Do you prefer this way instead of bus or train options?
I wonder what is the best neighborhood to live in tirana.
What's the most direct way to travel from Tirana to Montenegro via public transit?
who has tips for events from 12. - 15.10.2013 in Tirana ? In particular I'm looking for 13.10.2013 an event: Concert (organ, Albanian folk music, opera, rock music ....), ballet or another. Which restaurant with typical Albanian cuisine is recommended? Thank you.
what is the best way to get from tirana airport to vlora please,thank you
I'm planning on travelling to Tirana in November.
I've read a few articles regarding the safety in Albania and it seems like a pretty safe place and people are nice in general but I can't help to think that most of these people are caucasian. I'm Malaysian of British up bring. Would I be at risk?
I can accept being stared at and I can even tolerate people mocking me but my only concern would be getting physically harrased and ignored if I needed help going somewhere. Should I be worried?
hi all can you please help coming to durress albania for 14 days next week. can you please give me some good bars to visit were to meet local people for a good night all so good brakfast bars we are not young do not need disco we are in albion hotel thanks paul
I'm going to vistit Tirana on 11 September. From there i wanted to go to Himare (via Vlore). Do you know if it if possible to get Himare by direct bus or furgon from Tirana? I've read that Busses go at 6 am, 9 am and 12:00. Could you confirm this information? Eventually I can go with change in Vore. Where the bus leave from Tirana and how much is one way ticket?
I have also second question: I wanted to go from Berat to Ochrid in Macedonia. I know that I have to take bus to Elbasan and then change to bus which go to Pogradec, but I don't know if better and faster way is to get off near border crossing in Q.Thane (and go to Struga- but I don't know if I could find there any taxi or bus to Struga) or go until I reach Pogradec (and take taxi to border crossing).
Thank you in advance for any tips
how can we get from Tirana to Struga by public transport (e.g. bus). Thanks for your help, Ledia
hi all can anyone recommend some good bars in duerres for night life not discos to old now also good breakfast restrants thanks paul
Hello,3 people planning a trip to Albania on 3-16 October. Arrival in Tirana airport, then we would be the first in the mountains approximately 7 days of hiking (Kelmed, Valbona, Theth, absolutely Koman Lake), followed by a visit to the sea and at the end of two days Tirana. 1 days Berat would be good.We would not even rent a car to drive yourself. Who can recommend us to local tour operator or a driver? Who Recommendation for directions, accommodation, hiking trails. Which location is recommended by the sea? Thank you for all indications.
Have seen a lot o pics with buildings painted in very bright colors from Tirana. Are there any areas I would easily find these colorful places in Tirana City?
We are family with two teenagers spending some days in Tirana, Albania (28. and. 29. of Aug). Any suggestions for things to do/see for the young ones? Its supposed to be hot (35-36 degrees) which might limit our options for a comfortable and fun days? A good shopping centre with air condition in the city? The grown ups are very curious about Tirana`s communist past? Any suggestions for us?
Hello, can one rent a car in Shkodra?
My friend and I, we are planning a trip in Albania in August and we're lookig for cars to rent now. Any suggestions about reliable companies to compare rates etc.. We've made some research on line about Autoeurope but lots of comments are not so positive.
Thanks for the help!
Hello everyone! I heard there is a ferry boat going several times a day between Vlore and Himare in summer. Is this true and how much does it cost? I am planning to visit Himare and heard that the trip from Vlore by road is a bit tiresome and long. So I thought I might as well take a ferry there.
I also have a question concerning visa: When entering Albania by ship from Italy, do I need to purchase an Albania VISA as a EU-citizen? How much does it cost?
Is there any bus or train that goes from Pristina to Timisoara or from Belgrade to Timisoara?
How much do they cost?
And how many hours of travel are they?
Approximately how many days would it take to explore the following cities:
Tirana, Vlora, Berat, Durres, Kruja.
I will be in Shkodra by the end of July for a couple of days. What I have todo to go to Dubrovnik from there? Thank you
Hi everybody, I´m planning an invidiual trip to Albania this summer along the coastal towns Durres - Vlore - Saranda, then to Corfu. I am now looking for accommodation... Can somebody advise me cheap, but nice and clean hotels not too far from the center and beach (price category max. 30 Euros/night) ? Unfortunately, there are no travel guides on Albania where I usually check.
Thank you for your information!
Does anyone know of a good tour guide to show me around Tirana and surrounding areas? I'm looking for something that can be done in a full day. Either private or small group is preferred. Thanks!
Is there any bus company from Montenegro to Tirana? How much it costs? From which cities of Montenegro to Tiran there are busses?
Hi, I'll be in Ohrid (coming from the US) this July and was thinking about travelling to Albania's coast from there for a few days. Upon some research, I'm considering Durres, Lezhe/Shengjin, the Himare area, Sarande, Vlore, and Ulcinj (in Montenegro, but it's largely Albanian-populated). I would only be able to get there via bus or train, so does anyone know if there are any routes from Ohrid to these places and how much it would cost? Also, how much would a hotel in any of these places cost roughly?
Of these places, I'm leaning towards Ulcinj since it seems so picturesque and like there'd be some good sightseeing. But, I'm far from decided so any knowledge you may have of the Albanian coast or know of any websites with info, it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hi, trying to book a bus trip from Patras (Greece) to Terana for 14th June 2013. We are coming from Zakynthos, so I assume Patras would be best chance of a bus to Albania, but any other ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.