Albania

Location type: Country
Destinations / Europe / Albania
Locations | Qark 12 | Settlements 5 read moreminimise
Destinations / Europe / Albania
Seaports: Customs Port of Entry Port/Marina Mooring

Airports: International Domestic/Regional Private
SnapShot | Alerts & Warnings | Seasons & Weather | Time zone | Emergency | Essentials | Communications | Money
Seasons & Weather

Albania has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Temperatures vary between the lowland coasts and the highlands, but, generally everywhere is pleasant year-round. In the lowlands, average winter temperatures hover around 7°C (44.6°F) and summers reach 24°C (75°F). More of the average annual 1,000-1,5000mm of rainfall occurs in the north than the southern lowlands.
The eastern Albania highlands, due to the greater altitude, have colder winters that can reach lows of -1°C (30°F) in January. This warms up by the peak of the summer to the mid-20°C range (mid 70°F).

Boat Cruising Season:
As for many Mediterranean country the best times to go to Albania are April-June and Sep-Oct.

>See Albanian marine weather service for more information:
https://www.weather-forecast.com/maps/Albania

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Time zone

UTC + 1, UTC + 2 last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

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Emergency

Police: 129
Fire: 128
Medical emergencies: 127
Traffic police: 126
Emergencies at sea: 125
Always get a police report when reporting a crime.

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Essentials

Driving: right side
Electricity: Type C and F, 230V / 50Hz.

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Communications

AL +355, IDC (International Dialing Code)
Mobiles - dial internationally: +355 nnn nnn nnn, dial within the country: 0nnn nnn nnn
Landlines: 0nn nnn nnn

Phone/WI FI Coverage
Cell phone reception is available the length of the coast, but the cost of call using roaming services can be high.
Almost every sizable city has internet access, usually via internet cafés.

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Money

lek (plural lekë). The Euro is widely accepted

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