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When to visit Albania

Characterized by various climatic zones, conditioned by the altitude and the mountain ranges, Albania is an interesting destination to be discovered throughout the year. The country has over 450 km…

Characterized by various climatic zones, conditioned by the altitude and the mountain ranges, Albania is an interesting destination to be discovered throughout the year. The country has over 450 km of coastline, almost all switable for swimming, typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and rainy winters. The inland instead is mainly influenced by continental air and is characterized by mild summers and cold winters.

Amazing blue water beach, visit Albania

Blue water beach – Dhermi

For those who love the sea and hiking in the open air, summer is the ideal season to visit Albania. The beautiful beaches, with warm and pleasant waters, offer the best of themselves, especially in the months of June and July. Not only you can relax on the deserted beaches, but the Albanian Riviera offers the possibility to practice different sports or to participate in numerous musical events and concerts that are organized. August represents the high season for tourism in Albania, but never at the levels of the number of the tourists, who visit the rest of Europe.

Skydiving at Llogara pass Albania, visit Albania

Skydiving at Llogara Pass – Albania

The warm summer months are also particularly suitable for exploring the high Albanian Alps, to the north of the country, for trekking immersed in the splendid landscapes of unspoiled nature or the plateau of Korça to the southwest, for more moderate temperatures, cultural heritage and exquisite gastronomic traditions.

Tracking in the Albanian Alps Valbone, visit Albania

Tracking in the Albanian Alps – Valbone

Autumn in Albania is a great time to explore beautiful cities like Berat, Shkoder, Kruja or UNESCO protection sites like Gjirokastra and Apollonia. The summer heat slowly begins to fade, but the month of September still allows the opportunity to spend a few days at sea or trekking in the Alps before the weather becomes stiffer.

Beautiful view of Mangalem district Berat, visit Albania

Mangalem district – Berat

The winter days are shorter and darker, with rains and frequent snowfalls in the mountainous areas. In the cities, however, the cold is not excessive and it might be interesting to visit Albania to witness the celebrations of certain events such as Independence, 28-29 November or the arrival of the New Year, festivities very much felt especially in the capital of Albania.

Spring allows you to spend a holiday with slower rhythms, ideal to enjoy the typical Albanian days in the capital, visit the different cultural and archaeological sites or the wonderful nature. The weather is really pleasant, the winter cold has vanished and the excessive heat has not yet started, perfect for a trip to the lake of Pogradec or that of Shkodra.

Sunset at Pogradec Lake Albania, visit Albania

Sunset at Pogradec Lake – Albania

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Is it safe to go to Albania?

Even today I perceive the uncertenty of people on safety in Albania. Yes, it is a destination that is not known enough, the information on this country is not always…

Even today I perceive the uncertenty of people on safety in Albania. Yes, it is a destination that is not known enough, the information on this country is not always exhaustive and the experience of Europe’s most enduring communist regime has left its mark, but is it really dangerous?

Mangalem district - Berat, Albania

Mangalem district – Berat

It is not a walk in the favelas of Rio or an excursion in the jungle of Borneo but a journey to a very quiet, generous and hospitable country. Perhaps, to make Albania seen as dangerous, have contributed the decades of political isolation, the fears and prejudices that the great emigration of the nineties has aroused or perhaps Hollywood films, but in Albania you are less exposed to the risk of petty crime than in other European cities, and violent crime is extremely rare.

Unlike other countries, where there are conflicts between different religions, Albania is incredibly tolerant. Christianity and Islam coexist peacefully and inter-religious marriages are quite common. People are friendly, hospitable, cordial and family oriented. This coexistence is also reflected in the popular traditions and architecture of historic cities, representing one of the most precious elements of the country’s cultural heritage.

Walking around - Tirana, Albania

Walking around – Tirana

The Albanians love foreigners, they are enterprising, generous and caring nation with the people of the world. English and Italian are widely spoken among young people, but even if they do not know how to answer you in your language they will do everything to be helpful.

Explore Albania in a respectful way and enjoy this wonderful country.

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