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Top Best Beaches in Albania 2020

The summer season has arrived more quietly than ever this year, amidst an uncertain atmosphere. While the global pandemic appears to be staying, many of the beaches in the country promise to host an entertaining summer season. Taking all precautions and following health guidelines, beach restaurateurs, hoteliers, and business owners are trying their best to ensure a safe and fun stay for all visitors.Unlike most summers, it is best to skip the extremely populated beaches of the Riviera this time and stick to the less populated, more intimate one. But, a very quick stop may be worth it in a few legendary ones. To find out where to stay longer, where to stop by, and where to return to throughout the entire summer, check out our list below. From north to south, IntoAlbania has selected the very best beaches of this summer.1. Rana e HedhunThe name of this spectacular beach on the Adriatic coast means “thrown sand,” referring to its gorgeous slanting sand dunes. Indeed the sand is the prot…
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Theth - Albania, Best things to do and see

Reaching Theth is not easy. The road is easy to find (there's only one), but what's really challenging is driving. From Shkodra you have to follow the SH1 to Koplik, then take the SH21 northeast. This secondary road climbs at first gently and then increasingly steeply into the Prroni i Thate Valley, a very wide valley surrounded by mountains that reach an altitude of almost 2000 m in a breathtaking landscape.

Then, beyond Bogë, it becomes steeper and steeper until it reaches the Buni i Thores Pass (1786 m). From here begins a 15 km stretch of dirt road that you cover in about two hours through potholes, mud, very narrow passages (if you cross another car it is often necessary to find a widening to exchange the pass), but also an alternation between forest and wide openings. You will also have to cross two fords before reaching the valley of Thethi.

If you don't have the right car, it's better to take public transport: every hour, vans and minibusses leave Shkodër in t…

Vlora Airport

According to projections, Vlora airport will have a flow of 600,000 passengers per year.

Vlora airport, dedicated to transporting people and goods, will be superior to Rinas airport in Tirana in size and even more modern.

In addition, the construction of the new Vlora airport will give a new impetus to the development of the seaside area of Vlora and South Albania, with a progressive increase in the number of tourists and the revaluation of the real estate market for holiday homes by the sea.

A new impetus will also be given to trade relations with Italy - which will become closer than ever to the southern Albanian coast - and to new investment opportunities in the tourism sector and trade in general.



Vlora Airport. Officially opens the tender for the 2020 construction site


The Albanian government opened the tender for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and relocation of Vlora International Airport in December 2019.

As also reported by the Albanian economic magazine Mon…

Albania moves towards legalizing recreational marijuana

Prime Minister Edi Rama said the government intends to pass the law on the legalization of medical cannabis during this parliamentary session that will close in the summer.

"I said before, this is not the time to talk about this issue, but to keep the situation under control with illegal cultivation and trafficking, the situation is now under control," Rama said.

"On the other hand, we have been working on this project for more than a year, to do analysis, and in fact now the conditions are ripe. Where the ideas come from, I'm not the one fighting for copyright. This is now a global trend. I know we are on time and we will push this project forward. We are in time to approve it by this parliamentary session," said the Prime Minister.

Albania food and culture

Tips in Albania: how does it work?
Usually, you leave a tip by rounding the bill to the nearest higher digit. Usually, 10% of the account is more than enough. Both hotel doormen, restaurants, and taxi drivers often expect to receive it.

What are the typical Albanian dishes?

Albanian food has been strongly influenced by Turkish food. Among the most popular dishes are shishqebap (shish kebab), romsteak (minced meat pie) and qofte (meatballs). Typical dishes are çonlek (meat and onion stew), fërges (a very rich beef stew), rosto me salcë kosi (roast with sour cream) and tave kosi (mutton with yoghurt). The main meal is lunch, although today in Tirana the habit of dining out is becoming more and more popular. Ice cream (akullore) is very popular and coffee can be found as kafe turke (strong enough to reach your table alone) or as kafe ekspres (espresso). White wine is usually better than red, which often tastes like vinegar; other typical alcoholic beverages are raki (brandy), konjak (cog…

Useful informations about albania

Useful info for your stay in Albania • International telephone prefix: +355
• Capital: Tirana
• Language: Albanian-Shqip
• Currency: Albanian Lekë Emergency numbersRoad police: 126
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Fire Brigade: 128 Visa regulations: What you need to knowThe visa policy of Albania grants 90-day visa-free entry to all Schengen Annex II nationalities, except for Dominica, East Timor, Georgia, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.Other countries which are not part of the Schengen Annex II nationalities but can travel in Albania without Visa are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Kuwait, and Turkey.All European Union citizens, or citizens coming from Australia, Canada, Iceland, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Vatican City, USA,  may enter using a national ID card, …

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