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Durrës which is also famously known as Durazzo and Dyrrachium-is home to Albania's main port. This city is located in along the beautiful Adriatic Sea, with all of its rich cultural heritage this city is filled with many attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

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Why visit Durrës?

  • It is one of the touristic centres of the country!
  • This city is a wonderful walking, sight-seeing, and beach location!
  • The people are known for the warm, welcoming and hospitable nature!
Albanian Lek (ALL)
Time Zone:
UTC + 1
Dialing Code
00 + 355 + Local Number
Drive on the right side of the road.
Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
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The best time to visit is June through to September as these are the hottest months of the year. The coldest months of the year are during December- April. The summer months are however known for being the busiest time in Durrës so most of the beaches are full and prices tend to go up slightly.

This Albanian city is known for mostly speaking Albanian and Gheg, which is the official languages in this city. There are other languages like Tosk, and English that are also spoken and understood in Durrës as well.

  • This city is the second largest city in Albania.
  • The big city Durrës at the coastline of Albania is the most important harbour city in the country.
  • It is the oldest cities in Albania.

There are many attractions and sights to explore when in Durrës. Tourists can enjoy long evening walks on the beach, or they can enjoy the other many sights of Durrës such as The Durrës Amphitheatre, Byzantine Forum (Macellum), the Fatih Mosque, and Durres Archaeological Museum, which are all major historic sights in Durrës.

During the summer months the beaches become a very popular destination. Durrës in the evening is very beautiful, and many café’s like Bar Restorant Spiranca and Divino Restorant & Wine Bar are popular hang-out spots.

Albanian cuisine consists mostly of Mediterranean flavours. The food that is found in Durrës represents a long and rich historical past,with many Italian and Turkish influences- the Albanian food found in Durrës is the best. Restaurants that are known for serving the best food in Durrës include places like Piazza, Gusto di Mare, Restorant Picante, and Ventus Harbour.

The most common religion practised in Albania is Islam, which is followed by Christianity. Albanians are very hospitable, they are also known for showing respect on account of their age. Being a new tourist in this place one should be polite but never argue with them about things that relate to religion and politics. This is a beautiful city with beautiful people and it is definitely a place that can really be enjoyed.

This is a fairly safe place to visit and explore. Although there are petty crimes like pickpocketing that does occur from time-to-time especially when its holiday season, so tourists need to be aware of their surroundings.

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About Durrës

Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (code: TIA) is Albania's only international airport, this airport was constructed in two years (1955- 1957). The airport was named after Albania's most loved and treasured humanitarians Mother Tereza.

Food and drink

This airport currently manages the operations of three bars and one bar-restaurant these consist of Piazza bar-restaurant, Segafredo Bar, Coli's Bar.

Currency Exchange

Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT) is a foreign exchange office that is located within the airport.

Lost luggage

If you lost any item of luggage you should contact the Lost & Found offices at the airport (Telephone: +355 4 23 81 681/ +355 4 23 81 682)

Airport hotels

The hotels that are located near the airport include Hotel Airport Tirana, Best Western Premier Ark Hotel, Hotel Jurgen, Hotel Verzaci, and Hotel Vila Zeus.

Airport hub

Tirana International Airport (code: TIA) is a hub for Adria Airways, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airlines Jetairfly, Lufthanasa,Aegan Airlines, Turkish Airlines,Pegasus Airlines,Blue Panorama Airlines,and Air Serbia

Car Hire

The main car hire dealerships located at the airport include Hertz, Europcar, Avis, SIXT Rent a car, Eurocar, Albania Airport, and ARA Auto Rental.

The information on this page is correct as of February 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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