Albania

Albania

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Country Albania
Visa requirements

Visa is not needed for EU citizens.

Languages spokenAlbanian
Currency usedALL
Area (km2)28.748 km2

Culture and history info

Albania officially known as the Republic of Albania (Albanian: Republika e Shqipërisë) is a country in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west and on the Ionian Sea to the southwest. It is less than 72 km (45 mi) from Italy, across the Strait of Otranto which connects the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea.
Albania emerged from the prehistoric stage from the 4th century BC, with early records of Illyria in Greco-Roman historiography.
The first traces of human presence in Albania, dating to the Middle Paleolithic and Upper Paleolithic eras, were found in the village of Xarrë, near Sarandë and Mount Dajt near Tiranë, stone tools similar to those of the Aurignacian culture.
In ancient times, the territory of modern Albania was mainly inhabited by a number of Illyrian tribes. This territory was known as Illyria.
One of the most powerful tribes that ruled over modern Albania was the Ardiaei. The Ardiaen Kingdom reached its greatest extent under Agron of Illyria, son of Pleuratus II.
The territory now known as Albania remained under Roman (Byzantine) control until the Slavs began to overrun it from 548 and onward.
The territorial nucleus of the Albanian state formed in the middle Ages, as the Principality of Arbër and the Kingdom of Albania. The Principality of Arbër or Albanon (Albanian) was the first Albanian state during the middle Ages.
At the dawn of the establishment of the Ottoman Empire in Southeast Europe, the geopolitical landscape was marked by scattered kingdoms of small principalities. The Ottomans erected their garrisons throughout southern Albania by 1415 and occupied most of Albania by 1431.[39] However, in 1443 a great and longstanding revolt broke out under the lead of the Albanian national hero Skanderbeg, which lasted until 1479, many times defeating major Ottoman armies led by the sultans Murad II and Mehmed II. Skanderbeg united initially the Albanian princes, and later on established a centralized authority over most of the non-conquered territories, becoming the ruling Lord of Albania. He also tried relentlessly but rather unsuccessfully to create a European coalition against the Ottomans. He thwarted every attempt by the Turks to regain Albania, which they envisioned as a springboard for the invasion of Italy and Western Europe. His unequal fight against the mightiest power of the time won the esteem of Europe as well as some support in the form of money and military aid from Naples, the Papacy, Venice, and Ragusa.
At the All-Albanian Congress in Vlorë on 28 November 1912[52] Congress participants constituted the Assembly of Vlorë.[53] The assembly of eighty-three leaders meeting in Vlorë in November 1912 declared Albania an independent country and set up a provisional government. The Provisional Government of Albania was established on the second session of the assembly held on 4 December 1912.

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*******THE ''BIG ALBANIA'' TOUR *ALBANIA-MONTENEGRO* Tour 7 Days-6 nights (Price starts €.660)****

*******THE ''BIG ALBANIA'' TOUR *ALBANIA-MONTENEGRO* Tour 7 Days-6 nights (Price starts €.660)****

Shkodra, Ardenica, Fier, Berat, Kruja, Tirane, Albania
This tour will make you visit two contries of Balkans: Albania and Montenegro. But why is united the More info
*****SOUTH ALBANIA 4 Days 3 Nights (PRICE STARTS FROM €.255 )

*****SOUTH ALBANIA 4 Days 3 Nights (PRICE STARTS FROM €.255 )

Butrint, Orikum, Ksamil, Llogora, Dhermi, Fier, Berat, Saranda, Vlora, Durres, Albania
This program is designed for groups who want to know Albania in a few days, in its most important pa More info
*****The Real Albania Tour(Starts from €.420)

*****The Real Albania Tour(Starts from €.420)

Butrint, Shkodra, Orikum, Ksamil, Llogora, Dhermi, Permet, Ardenica, Fier, Berat, Kruja, Tirane, Gjirokastër, Saranda, Vlora, Durres, Albania
                                                                       Eight days around Albania Thi More info
****TOUR AND SEA - FROM 11 to 18 AUGUST (guaranteed departure minimum 2 persons) 8 days / 7 nights - half board FLIGHT INCLUDED

****TOUR AND SEA - FROM 11 to 18 AUGUST (guaranteed departure minimum 2 persons) 8 days / 7 nights - half board FLIGHT INCLUDED

Berat, Kruja, Tirane, Vlora, Durres
PROGRAM 1st DAY: ITALY(YOUR COUNTRY) – DURRES Departure by scheduled flight from Italy(your co More info
***TOUR ALL ALBANIA Flight included from all Italian airports 8 days / 7 nights - half board in 4 * hotel

***TOUR ALL ALBANIA Flight included from all Italian airports 8 days / 7 nights - half board in 4 * hotel

Shkodra, Llogora, Berat, Kruja, Tirane, Gjirokastër, Vlora, Durres
PROGRAM 1st DAY: ITALY(YOUR COUNTRY) – TIRANA Departure by scheduled flight from Italy(your co More info
NEW!!! Saint Teresa (Mother Teresa) -  Pilgrimage in Albanian Memory - 6 Days / 5 Nights Tour

NEW!!! Saint Teresa (Mother Teresa) - Pilgrimage in Albanian Memory - 6 Days / 5 Nights Tour

Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania
Price per person from 520
Saint Teresa – Mother Teresa – A pilgrimage in the Albanian memory. Travel in group for More info
NEW!!! SHORE TOUR IN NORTH ALBANIA - 8 Days /7 Nights Durres

NEW!!! SHORE TOUR IN NORTH ALBANIA - 8 Days /7 Nights Durres

Berat, Kruja, Tirane, Durres
Price per person from 440
1 Day – Arrival at the “Mother Teresa”, the international airport or from the port of Durres f More info
NEW!!! SHORE TOUR IN SOUTH ALBANIA - 8 Days /7 Nights Saranda

NEW!!! SHORE TOUR IN SOUTH ALBANIA - 8 Days /7 Nights Saranda

Butrint, Gjirokastër, Saranda
Price per person from 510
1 Day – Arrival at the “Mother Teresa”, the international airport of Tirana and transfer to ho More info
NEW!!! Tour of 3 capitals  (Albania, Kosovo, Macedoni)  Tour of 10 Days / 9 Nights

NEW!!! Tour of 3 capitals (Albania, Kosovo, Macedoni) Tour of 10 Days / 9 Nights

Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania
TOUR OF 3 CAPITALS, OR THE CAPITALS OF ALBANIA (TIRANA), MACEDONIA (SKOPJE) AND KOSOVO (PRISTINA). T More info
NEW!!! TOUR OF WESTERN ALBANIA 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

NEW!!! TOUR OF WESTERN ALBANIA 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

Shkodra, Ardenica, Fier, Berat, Kruja, Tirane, Gjirokastër, Saranda, Durres
Price per person from 522
1 Day  –   Arrival at the international airport of Tirana “Mother Teresa”, transfe More info
One Day Durres Sightseeing Tour

One Day Durres Sightseeing Tour

Durres
DURRES is the Albania’s second city (about 220,000 inhabitants) and home to the largest port i More info
One Day Kruja Sightseeing Tour

One Day Kruja Sightseeing Tour

Kruja
Departures from Durres to the city of Kruja, a small town (only 13,500 inhabitants) on the side of a More info
One Day Tirana Sightseeing Tour

One Day Tirana Sightseeing Tour

Tirane
Tirana, the capital of Albania has almost one million inhabitants, so nearly a third of the Albanian More info
One Day Tour in Berat

One Day Tour in Berat

Berat
Our 7/8-hour tour starts in the morning with a meeting of the tourists at the agreed point of collec More info
One Day Tour in Shkodra

One Day Tour in Shkodra

Albania
 Our 7/8-hour tour starts in the morning with a meeting of the tourists at the agreed point of colle More info
One Day Tour in Tirana & Kruja

One Day Tour in Tirana & Kruja

Kruja, Tirane
Our 7/8-hour tour starts in the morning from the point of collection, by minibus, bus or other appro More info
One Day Vlora and Orikum Sightseeing Tour

One Day Vlora and Orikum Sightseeing Tour

Orikum, Vlora
“Vlora +Orikum archaeological sites” Vlora port city, bordered by the Adriatic Sea, is a modern city More info
One Day Vlora Sightseeing Tour

One Day Vlora Sightseeing Tour

Vlora
Vlora port city, bordered by the Adriatic Sea, is a modern city (it was destroyed by a terrible eart More info
Tour and sea (Saranda and Corfù) 8 days/7 nights (Price starts from €.950) Only for August-September

Tour and sea (Saranda and Corfù) 8 days/7 nights (Price starts from €.950) Only for August-September

Butrint, Ksamil, Llogora, Dhermi, Fier, Gjirokastër, Saranda, Albania
Program Day 1 – Arrival at Nene Teresa Airport Visit of Apollonia and visit of the park and th More info
Tour City+Nature- Durres, Gjirokastra, Permet, Fier, Tirana, 6 Days /5 Nights

Tour City+Nature- Durres, Gjirokastra, Permet, Fier, Tirana, 6 Days /5 Nights

Permet, Ardenica, Fier, Tirane, Gjirokastër, Durres, Albania
Day 1 – Arrival at the “Mother Teresa international airport and transfer and accommodati More info
Tour from  Durres  to Kruja and Tirana, 4 Days / 3 Nights

Tour from Durres to Kruja and Tirana, 4 Days / 3 Nights

Kruja, Tirane, Durres
Visits of the 3 central cities of Albania Durres, Kruja, Tirana. Kruja is a small town (only 13,500 More info
TOUR GREECE AND ALBANIA - UNESCO Cities(Starts from €.480)

TOUR GREECE AND ALBANIA - UNESCO Cities(Starts from €.480)

Orikum, Ksamil, Llogora, Dhermi, Ardenica, Fier, Berat, Durres, Albania
In eight intense days we will visit Greece and Albania two states. It includes a visit to the most i More info
Tour in Albania and Kosovo, 10 Days / 9 Nights

Tour in Albania and Kosovo, 10 Days / 9 Nights

Kosovo, Albania
This is a special tour because it leads to the discovery a reality unknown to many of this divided A More info
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Tour in South Nr.3- Vlora, Orikum, Llogora, Dhermi, Saranda, Butrint, Gjirokastra, Berat, Tirana), 6 Days / 5 Nights

Berat, Tirane, Vlora
Day 1 – Arrival at the “Mother Teresa” international airport and transfer to hotel More info
Tour in Theth from Durres 3 days / 2 Nights

Tour in Theth from Durres 3 days / 2 Nights

Albania
The program for a three days tour in Theth. Program Day- 1 – Departure from Durres at 05.30, A More info
Tour of Albanian Cold War 6 Days / 5 Night

Tour of Albanian Cold War 6 Days / 5 Night

Orikum, Ksamil, Llogora, Tirane, Gjirokastër, Saranda, Albania
People’s Socialist Republic of Albania is the Albania’s official name during the communist dic More info
Tour of Religions in Albania, 7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour of Religions in Albania, 7 Days / 6 Nights

Albania
Religions in Albania The strong sense of religious tolerance is a specific feature of the Albanians. More info
Tour of South Albania Nr.2 -Vlora, Orikum, Llogora, Berat, Tirana, 5 Days / 4 Nights

Tour of South Albania Nr.2 -Vlora, Orikum, Llogora, Berat, Tirana, 5 Days / 4 Nights

Berat, Tirane, Gjirokastër, Saranda, Vlora
Day 1 – Arrival at “Mother Teresa” international airport and transfer to hotel in Vlora More info
Tour of the South Albania Nr.1-Durres-Berat-Tirana, 4 Days / 3 Nights

Tour of the South Albania Nr.1-Durres-Berat-Tirana, 4 Days / 3 Nights

Berat, Tirane, Durres
Day 1 – Arrival at the international airport of Tirana “Mother Teresa”, transfer a More info
Tour- Pilgrimage in Albania and Medjugorje. 7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour- Pilgrimage in Albania and Medjugorje. 7 Days / 6 Nights

Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania
Albania and Medjugorje pilgrimage, visits to the Church of St. Jacob (James), praying in the place o More info
Tour- Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Albania, 6 Days / 5 Nights

Tour- Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Albania, 6 Days / 5 Nights

Albania
Pilgrimage Program Day 1 – Departure from the hotel in Durres and Tirana or directly from  More info
Trekking and Cities, Berat-Skrapar-Tirana, 4 Days / 3 Nights Tour

Trekking and Cities, Berat-Skrapar-Tirana, 4 Days / 3 Nights Tour

Berat, Tirane
This tour is focused to the visits of the historical and ancient part of the cities and in trekking More info