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Albania: Unveiling the hidden jewel of the Adriatic Sea

With its captivating blend of natural beauty, historical treasures, and cultural richness, along with its expanding tourism infrastructure, the country is on track to become a sought-after destination in the years to come.

  • Albania, nestled in the Balkans, offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience, from its stunning coastline to its majestic mountains and captivating cities.

  • Spring through summer, from April to September, provides the most pleasant weather for discovering Albania’s natural wonders and engaging in outdoor activities.

  • Kuwaiti citizens holding Article 17 passports do not require a visa to enter Albania. Starting June 13 this year, Jazeera Airways will launch direct flights to Tirana, Albania’s capital

Nestled in the Balkans, Albania is a country teeming with natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture, making it an ideal destination for adventure seekers, history buffs, and nature lovers alike.

Some of Albania’s treasures that needs to be visited during a trip to this enchanting country include:

Albanian Riviera: Stretching along the Ionian Sea from Vlore to Saranda, the Albanian Riviera is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, including Dirmi Beach, Galley Beach, and Casmil Beach, known for their turquoise waters and soft white sands. Enjoy swimming, diving, boat trips, or simply relaxing on the sun-kissed shores.

Albanian Alps: Experience exhilarating hikes, challenging climbs, and adventurous camping excursions amidst the breathtaking peaks of the Albanian Alps, part of the Dinaric Alps range. Explore hidden caves and uncover the wonders of this mountainous paradise.

Berat: Step back in time as you explore Berat, the ‘City of a Thousand Windows’; a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its Ottoman-era architecture and enchanting old town. Marvel at the medieval Berat Castle, traditional Ottoman houses, and ancient mosques.

Gjirokastra: Explore Gjirokastra, known as the Stone City, where ancient stone buildings line the streets. Visit the imposing Gjirokastra Castle, one of the largest in Albania, and immerse yourself in the region’s traditional way of life at the Ethnographic Museum.

Tirana: Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Tirana, Albania’s capital and largest city. Explore Skanderbeg Square, admire the Pyramid (formerly the Enver Hoxha Museum), and delve into the nation’s history at the National History Museum.

Butrint: Discover the secrets of Butrint, an archaeological site near the Greek border and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the remnants of Greek and Roman civilizations, including an ancient theater, Roman baths, and weathered temples.

Shkodra: Venture into Shkodra, one of Europe’s oldest cities, situated near Lake Shkodra. Ascend Rozafa Castle for panoramic views of the city and lake, and embark on a journey through time at the Mesi Bridge, the oldest stone bridge in the Balkans.

To fully embrace Albania’s rich cultural heritage and experience Albania’s authentic traditions firsthand explore the rural villages and engage with the warm and welcoming locals. Immerse yourself in vibrant festivals such as the traditional Vëra Festival and the Bera Music Festival.

When you tire of sight-seeing, delight your taste buds with Albania’s diverse cuisine, featuring delectable dishes like Tavë Kosi (lamb with yogurt), Byrek (stuffed pastries), and Fli (traditional crepes). Indulge in traditional Albanian sweets like Baklava and Kadaif, flaky pastries filled with nuts and drenched in honey syrup, offering some of the sweetest choices available.

From its stunning coastline to its majestic mountains and captivating cities, Albania offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience. To make this experience more accessible, Jazeera Airways is all set to launch direct flights to Tirana, Albania’s capital.

Kuwaitis holding Article 17 passports do not require a visa to enter Albania. For residents of Kuwait who do not hold a valid long-term Schengen or UK visa and have used it, they can still obtain an Albanian visa by visiting www.e-visa.al, create an account, and select ‘electronic visa.’ Then, choose ‘Type C’ and ‘visa for tourism.

If you plan to visit shortly, remember spring through summer, from April to September, provides the most pleasant weather for discovering Albania’s natural wonders and engaging in outdoor activities. Language-wise, although Albanian serves as the official language, English and Italian are commonly spoken in tourist hotspots. The Albanian Lek (ALL) serves as the local currency. While credit cards are widely accepted in major cities, it is advisable to carry some cash for smaller transactions.

Albania, the undiscovered gem along the Adriatic coast, calls out to travelers with its captivating blend of natural beauty, historical treasures, and cultural richness. Whether you are drawn to sun-kissed beaches, exhilarating mountain adventures, or cultural immersion, Albania guarantees an unforgettable and authentic travel experience.

With its expanding tourism infrastructure and improving services, Albania is on track to becoming a sought-after destination in the years to come. So, start your Albanian adventure today and uncover the enchantment that awaits.



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