Tirana is a mixture of Western Europe and the old Russia, interspersed with influences of the Middle East. The city has overcome its recent troubled past and has stood up like a jewel in Eastern Europe. Tirana has rediscovered itself and become an energetic, vibrant and cosmopolitan city that it is worth exploring.

Facts

Population

800,347

Currency

1 Lek = 100 qindarka

Opening hours

Opening hours vary, but are generally between 09.00 and 18.00. Some shops are closed on Saturdays while others are closed Sundays.

Newspapers

Albanian Daily News Monitor (English news magazine) Gazeta Shqiptare – Daily Albanian Newspaper Albanian Mail – Daily Albanian Newspaper

Tourist information

Rr.Abdi Toptani, Nr. 4 Al- 1010 Tirana +355 4 273 778

Travel to Tirana

With Etihad Airways, book your flights to Tirana, the largest city in Albania, founded in the 16th century and located in the centre of the country. It is the focal point of Albanian culture and heritage and the city’s skyline is dominated by the imposing Dajti Mountain.

Top 5 Things To Do in Tirana

  • Discover Albania from the Stone Age to the present day at the National History Museum which exhibits most of the artistic and archaeological possessions of the whole country
  • Visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery, which commands excellent views of Tirana and the surrounding landscape and is looked over by the beautiful statue of Mother Albania
  • Take a trip to the 18th century Et’hem Bey Mosque, a stunning mosque with a striking gold dome. Climb the clock tower behind the mosque for an amazing view across the city
  • Travel back in time to the Byzantine era of Albanian history with a visit to the Fortress of Justinian with its 6m high fortress walls
  • Take a day to explore the artificial lakes of Tirana. The Big Park of Tirana, surrounding one of the lakes, contains important landmarks such as the Saint Procopius Church and the Presidential Palace of Tirana

Plan Your Tirana Holiday

Tirana is one of Europe’s more unusual destinations and it is developing with real verve and aplomb. Tirana has a variety of important cultural institutions and key events including the Summer Day and the November White Night Festival.

Finding flight deals to Tirana is easy with Etihad's popular deals. During the summer months and during festival events we advise booking tickets to Tirana well in advance. To find cheap hotels in Tirana travel during the off- peak season of October to April.

Destination Routes

Etihad Office in Albania

Tirana, Albania
GSA Solutions, s.r.o.
Šoltésovej 12
811 08 Bratislava, Slovakia
+421 232 661 499
reservations.etihad@gsasolutions.eu
Monday-Friday: 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00