General information about Albania

My Albania mission

When I first became interested in Albania as a travel destination, I searched the internet feverishly for information about this strange and wonderful country. It was like looking for a needle in a haystack. I found information here and there, and most of it was old and no longer relevant. 

This gave me the idea to put together as much information as possible in one place to help those interested in tourism in Albania find the information they need.

This Website Albania is updated constantly to give you the best and most up-to-date information on travelling Albania.

If you would like to contribute to the content of the site and share your experiences, please contact me and we will see what we can do for the benefit of others interested in Albania.

I can also add your business or accommodation to the site if you wish. Please make a request to me using the contact form.

General information about Albania:

Albania is a very fascinating country that has long been closed to the outside world. Tourism is slowly awakening in this exotic country.

The country was last liberated from communist dictatorship in Europe in 1991. Since then, Albania has moved rapidly towards European values and has undergone major changes, although Albania is still relatively unknown as a tourist destination.

Albania has more than 300 kilometers of coastline on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The coast south of Vlore is aptly called the Albanian Riviera. So there are plenty of beach resorts.

There will be more than 300 sunny days. Rainfall is concentrated in early spring and late fall. Forex Bank has listed travel destinations where you can enjoy the cheapest sun. According to Forex Bank’s solar index, one such item is e.g. Saranda in Albania, where one hour of sunshine costs only 4.2 euros, while in Helsinki the price is 22.8 euros.

Albania also has a very interesting history that is still present throughout the country. Albanian hospitality and friendliness have impressed those who have already discovered this hidden destination.

There is a lot to see and do in Albania Whether you enjoy a beach holiday, a historical time travel to the past or a hike in the breathtaking mountains. In Albania, you can also dive into Albanian cuisine, which has been influenced by e.g. Greece, Italy and Turkey.

The links on this site allow you to explore tourist attractions and make an armchair trip to Albania before the actual trip. Albania’s price level is still very affordable, at least for the time being, compared to many other tourist destinations.

Traveling is facilitated by the fact that Finnish citizens are not required to have a visa for a stay of less than 90 days. However, the passport must be valid for 3 months after arrival in Albania.

Maybe we meet sometime in Albania or Shqipëria (the land of eagles).

T: Jyri Martiskainen