Few More Reasons to Visit Albania
Raki is the answer to everything.
Bad day? Drink raki. Good day? Drink raki. Don’t feel good? Drink raki. Have something to celebrate? Drink raki.
For Albanians raki is the answer to everything, but what is it? Raki is an intense aromatic liquor very similar to grappa as it is made from grape pomace. It is often flavored with aniseed.
Albania is an amazing country and one of the best things about travelling to the land of the eagles is that wherever you go, from the capital city to the Riviera, from the mountains to the historical towns, you are going to be welcomed by the locals. Albania is one of the friendliest countries you’ll visit in your life. So, if you are travelling to Albania, don’t be afraid to ask for assistance, there will always be someone that will help you find what you are looking for, be it accommodation, a place to eat, or anything else.
There is a good reason why the largest percentage of tourists visiting Albania come to its beaches. The Albanian Riviera has some of the finest beaches in Europe. These pebbly or sandy shores line crystal blue waters that would stand toe-to-toe in a beauty contest with the beaches in Italy, Greece or Croatia. The best beaches on the riviera are Drymades and Ksamil, but you’ll find gorgeous stretches of sand all along the coast.
Compared to its neighboring nations, Albania is a very cheap destination. You can spend a phenomenal week travelling through the country without breaking the bank. A double room in a 4-star hotel is about 50€ ($62/£44) per night with breakfast included. Tirana is the most expensive town in the country, but you still won’t spend too much compared to other eastern European cities. For example, a fancy restaurant costs 15-20€ ($19-25/£13-18) per person, but if you prefer a meal at a café, you could spend 5€ ($6/£5).
When it comes to activities, parks are free, while museums require tickets to enter, but the fees are very low, about 3-5€. For shopping, keep in mind that many shops usually take only leke (Albanian currency), but hotels take euros as well. Credit cards are not accepted everywhere, so be sure to have some cash with you. So, if you want to visit beautiful places without spending a fortune, you know what you have to do: book a trip to Albania as soon as possible!
One of the most beautiful things about Albania is that it is a religiously tolerant nation. Christians, Muslims and Jews feel safe and welcome here. In every town, you’ll see an Orthodox church and a Catholic church within a few meters of a mosque.
One of the first things you need to know before booking a trip to Albania is that the country is a very safe place to travel in. You can travel with children, with a loved one or by yourself (women included) without worrying about your safety like you might in other countries. Health concerns, crime and threats of terrorism are low, even in the big cities. As we said, locals are super hospitable and they will make sure you feel like you are home.
Welcome to Albania