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Tirana - a youthful, lively and charming city
Tirana is the colourful heart of Albania. It has painted buildings, traffic free streets, parks and squares. Stroll the "blocks" and boulevards and discover relics of the old Tirana in its architecture and murals.
Tirana annual attractions
Summers in Tirana are hot and dry. Winter months are generally wet and there can be snow. Visit the city from April until October when the weather is mild. It can be very hot in July and August. June is a good time to enjoy beach holidays in Albania and August is the best time for a mountain visit. Visit for holidays and festivals to experience local culture. The Tirana Film Festival begins in December and the Tirana International Jazz Festival takes place in in July. The Orthodox Easter festival happens in March or April, anything between 0 to 5 weeks after Northern European Easter.
Tirana - important information
British citizens do not require visas for visits of 90 days or less. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the entry date. Routine vaccines should be up to date. Recommended vaccines are Hepatitis A, and for longer stays also Hepatitis B and rabies. Note that the tap water may not be suitable to drink. The overall cost of living in Tirana is on average approximately 60% lower than that of London. A no frills restaurant meal costs around 700 lek. Street foods such as 'gjiro' cost about 200 lek.
Local transport in Tirana
Tirana International Airport, Nënë Tereza is located 17 km from central Tirana. A taxi will cost about 2,500 lek per journey and take approximately 25 minutes into town. Taxi ranks are located at the front of the terminal. An hourly Rinas Express Bus also runs from 1 am until 6 pm. Single tickets cost 250 Albanian lek. A shuttle service travels to Durres, the port, it costs around 500 lek. There is an accommodation tax on all hotels of about 1000 lek per person. Budget accommodation in shared rooms costs about 1400 lek. A single room in mid-priced hotel costs around 4000 lek. Buses in Tirana tend to be slow and cost around 30 lek for a one way journey. "Unaze" buses travel along the city's ring road. Metered taxis charge a flat rate of 250 lek during the day and around 50 lek at night. It is easy to explore the city centre on foot.