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 Albania - General Info

Time Zone

UTC + 1, UTC + 2 end March - end September.

Electrical Supply

Voltage: 220v (variations are common)

Frequency: 50Hz

Money

The official currency is the Lek. For visiting yachtsmen, small denomination US dollar bills will be very much more useful.

ATMs are plentiful in the major cities.

Communications

International dialing code for Albania is 355

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.

Low-cost Albania cell phone service - rangeRoamer provides short-term cell phone service for international travelers. Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone.

Diplomatic Missions

German Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Rruga Skenderbeu Nr. 8
Tirana, Albania
Phone: (00355 4) 27 45 05
Fax: (00355 4) 23 34 97
Web Site: German Embassy in Tirana
Email: German.Embassy@icc.al.eu.org

Greek Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Rruga Frederik Shiroka
Tirana, Albania
Phone: (003554) 2274669, 2274668, 2274670
Fax: (003554) 2234290
Email: grembtir@mfa.gr

American Embassy in Tirana, Albania
103 Rruga Elbasanit
Tirana, Albania
Phone: (+355) 4-247-285
Fax: (+355) 4 232-222
Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

British Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Rruga Skenderbeg 12
Tirana, Albania
Phone: (355) 4 2 34973/(355) 4 223 4973/4/5
Fax: (355) 4 2 47697
Web Site: British Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Office Hours: Local Time: Mon-Thur: 08:30-17:00; Fri: 08:30-14:30 (GMT: +1hr in winter/+2hr in summer)

Italian Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Ruga Lek Dukagjini, n.2
Tirana, Albania
Phone: +355 4275 900
Fax: +355 4250 921
Web Site:Italian Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Email: segreteria@ambitalia-tirana.com

Spanish Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Pilar Gomez Manso, Embajada de Espaba
Rruga Skenderbej, 43
Tirana, Albania
Phone: 4 274 960 or 4 274 961
From Spain: 00355 4 274 960/ 00355 4 274 961
Fax: 00355 4 225 383
Email: emb.tirana@mae.es

French Embassy in Tirana, Albania
14 rue Skenderbeg
Tirana, Albania
Phone: [355] (4) 223 37 50
Fax: [355] (4) 234 442
Web Site: French Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Email: ambafrance.tr@adanet.com.al

FOR FURTHER EMBASSIES IN ALBANIA PLEASE SEE LINK
Foreign Embassies in Albania

Emergencies

In cases of an accident or a medical emergency, a taxi is your best transportation. When the taxi arrives, say "Tek Urgjenca" to the driver. This will get you to the emergency room where you will be given the best treatment possible.

There is also an ambulance service reached by dialing 127. However, a taxi is quicker, at least outside the big cities.

Emergency numbers Police 19, Ambulance 17 and Fire 18.

Publications

Imray and Adlard Coles Pilot Books are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Mediterranean Almanac 2015/16
By Rod and Lucinda Heikell (9th Edition)
Publisher Imray (expected publication date 19 December 2014)
ISBN - 9781846235986
Price - £29.50

Adriatic Pilot - Croatia,Slovenia, Montenegro, East Coast of Italy, Albania
By Trevor and Dinah Thompson
Publisher Imray, Laurie, Norie, Wilson Ltd (8th Edition 2008)
ISBN 978 085288970-1
Adriatic Pilot is the standard guide to Croatia and the neighbouring countries of Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania and now celebrates 20 years of publication. It also provides coverage of the eastern coast of Italy, and is the only guide to the Venice Lagoon and harbours adjacent to Istria, and at present is the only book that covers the entire Adriatic region in a single volume.

777 Harbours and Anchorages - Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania
By Anna and Rod Bailey
Publisher Edizioni Magnamare
ISBN 978 8862000123
777 contains detailed, up-to-date information on more than 1000 ports and anchorages, as well as the technical details which are of most interest to pleasure yachters: the phone numbers of the Marinas and Harbourmaster's offices, the facilities available, mooring facilities, where to buy provisions. Besides the main harbours, there are charts showing solitary, nearly unknown coves; this result was achieved thanks to the patience and precision of the author. Slso contains a few hints and coves which were added to the original book, thanks to the contributions by editors, Piero and Silvia Magnabosco
.

A useful site for sailing information for Albania & Montenegro www.jimbsail.info/drupal/mediterranean/adriatic/montenegro-albania

Albania Online

Update History

January 2014: Immigration and Customs checked/updated.
September 2013: New situation for clearing in at Vlore passed on by Ali Brown.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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Ali BROWN
Ali BROWN says:
Sep 14, 2013 07:27 PM

Visited Vlores Sept 2013 direct from Greece and wasn't allowed to go direct to Orikum. Agent Nino cost Euro55. Only stayed couple of hours at Vlores moored alongside tug boat-boat continually beset by youths begging so didn't feel secure to leave boat for any length of time.
Anchored north of Cape Porto Nuovo. Very sheltered from Southerly winds for shallow draught- 1 metre ish.
Durres much better. Agent Beni. 00355 672082061 very helpful- cost Euro50 plus Euro 10 per night. Quay very secure but can be covered in coal dust/ grain.Harbourmaster and dock staff very helpful. Needed new rudder made EXCELLENT SERVICE from Henkel +355 665680386. (was difficult to track down any repair facility in Durres) Made new rudder wood and GRP within 48 hours for less than Euro 200. Was very professional from small repairs to whole boat moulding- workshop 10 minute drive from Durres on Tirana dual carriageway- difficult to find.

Tellus
Tellus says:
Jan 11, 2014 02:48 PM

update:

Official agent for Orikum Marina and Vlore Port
SAIL ALBANIA
Capt. Irene L. COP (ex nautical Officer of cruiseships and Hurtig Routen vessel, Norway )
Mob. +355 69 732 41 38
Mail: sailalbania@gmail.com
web: www.sail-albania.com
Facebook: Sail Albania

For yachts in transit Orikum Marina is only Port of Entry.
Irene and her team are very helpful and professional, providing all paperworks, yacht charter and Tourist services.

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