Cheap flights from Albania
Flights from Albania
Located in Southeastern Europe is Albania, or officially known as Republic of Albania. This country is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo[a] to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south and southeast. It is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, and the World Trade Organization. Its capital and largest city is Tirana. The official language spoken in the country is Albanian. Albania has a high number of climatic regions that are relative to its landmass, resulting to a typically Mediterranean climate in its coastal lowlands and a Mediterranean continental climate in its highlands.
Where to go
In Tirana, there are a lot of museums such as the National Art Gallery, which houses a collection of Albanian paintings from early 19th century to date. It pictures daily Albanian life and their culture. In addition, those who want to know more about the history of Albania should go to the National History Museum, since it houses many of the country’s treasures and replica of Skanderberg’s huge sword. Born as George Kastrioti, Skanderberg was an Albanian nobleman who fought the Ottoman Turks during the 15th century. There are also private day tours in Tirana that offer adventures involving mountains. Since more than 70 percent of the country is mountainous, climbers will enjoy Albanian Alps, which is a mountainous complex located on the north of the country. British traveller Edith Durham has visited the area several times because of its scenic views. She also wrote a book titled “High Albania,” where she wrote about the culture of the people from the northern part of the country. Another famous destination is the Albanian Riviera. It has the most beautiful beaches in the country, including a lagoon.
From the Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza, passengers can reach Rome in just an hour and 25 minutes. Other close international destinations from the airport include Istanbul in Turkey, which is only two hours away from Albania; also two hours from the airport is Milan in Italy; Vienna in Austria for only an hour and 35 minutes; and Athens in Greece for about an hour and 25 minutes. These international destinations are also listed as the busiest routes at the Tirana International Airport.
Unfortunately, long-haul flights are not available at Tirana International Airport, as it only serves flights to nearby European countries like Germany, Italy, and Greece to name a few. One of the longest flight durations from the airport include Tirana to London, which is about three hours and 10 minutes. Another is Tirana to Frankfurt in Germany, which is about two hours. From the airports of these countries, passengers may opt to visit destinations in Asia to have a taste of their culture.
How to get out
Tirana International Airport Nene Tereza is served by more than 17 airlines that connect the airport to more than 20 international destinations. It is important to note that these international destinations are close to the country and the maximum flight hours to reach destinations like London is about three hours. The airport is also the hub for Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airlines and Adria Airways.
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