Albania - General Info
UTC + 1, UTC + 2 end March - end September.
Voltage: 220v (variations are common)
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.
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.
German Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Rruga Skenderbeu Nr. 8
Phone: (00355 4) 27 45 05
Fax: (00355 4) 23 34 97
Web Site: German Embassy in Tirana
Greek Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Rruga Frederik Shiroka
Phone: (003554) 2274669, 2274668, 2274670
Fax: (003554) 2234290
American Embassy in Tirana, Albania
103 Rruga Elbasanit
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
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
Phone: +355 4275 900
Fax: +355 4250 921
Web Site:Italian Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Spanish Embassy in Tirana, Albania
Pilar Gomez Manso, Embajada de Espaba
Rruga Skenderbej, 43
Phone: 4 274 960 or 4 274 961
From Spain: 00355 4 274 960/ 00355 4 274 961
Fax: 00355 4 225 383
FOR FURTHER EMBASSIES IN ALBANIA PLEASE SEE LINK
Foreign Embassies in Albania
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.
Imray and Adlard Coles Pilot Books are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club
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.
Mediterranean Almanac 2009/2010 and Mediterranean Cruising Handbook
By Rod Heikell and Lu Michell
Publisher Imray, Laurie, Norie,Wilson Ltd (Jan 2009)
ISBN - IB0081
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
September 2013: New situation for clearing in at Vlore passed on by Ali Brown.
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