What is worth knowing
about Albania


What are the rules of entry and stay of Polish citizens in Albania?

Citizens of the Republic of Poland may enter Albania on the basis of a valid passport or ID card and stay there for up to 90 days within 180 days from the date of first entry, provided that the travel document is valid for at least 3 months from the planned date of leaving Albania; Albania unilaterally allows entry using an ID card, while Albanian citizens can enter Poland and the EU only on the basis of a passport.


Why is it worth choosing Albania?

Albania is a dynamically developing country and is preparing to join the European Union, which may increase the value of real estate in the future. Currently, real estate prices in Albania are increasing by 10-15% per year, which makes this market attractive to investors. Additionally, the construction of the international airport in Saranda will increase tourist traffic, which may further increase the value of real estate in this area.


How much does it cost to live in Albania? What currency is used in Albania?

Albania is one of the more financially affordable places in Europe. Daily expenses such as food are lower or similar to those in Poland. Lunch in a restaurant costs around 5-7 euros, transport, entertainment and health care costs are also friendly. The average cost of purchasing an apartment is approximately EUR 80,000 on the secondary market and EUR 95,000 on the primary market.

The currency of Albania is the Albanian Lek (ALL). Direct exchange of PLN for ALL (and vice versa) is not possible in Poland or Albania. US dollars and Euros can be exchanged for Albanian medicines at local exchange offices and banks. Due to the proximity of countries using the euro, this currency is more frequently in circulation here. In some places you can even use it for payments.


What is life like in Albania?

Albania offers cultural and natural wealth, including beautiful beaches and picturesque mountains. The country is known for its hospitality and friendly approach to foreigners, which makes adaptation easier. Living in Albania is attractive due to the low cost of living and high quality of life. Real estate is affordable and the cost of everyday expenses is lower than in most European countries.


Is the Albanian language difficult?

The Albanian language can be challenging due to its complicated grammar and pronunciation, but basic knowledge of the language makes everyday life and integration into the local community much easier. Knowledge of Albanian is not necessary to purchase real estate, and our agency offers support in communication and arranging formalities. There are also language courses available in Albania that can help you with your studies.


Do they speak English in Albania?

English is widely spoken in tourist places such as resorts, hotels and restaurants, especially among the younger generation. Knowing English makes life and dealing with matters easier, but it is not required to purchase real estate. There are also language courses available that can help you learn English.


Is it winter in Albania?

Yes, Albania has seasons, including mild winter. Average winter temperatures rarely drop below freezing, which makes the country attractive all year round. Coastal regions have a warm Mediterranean climate, while in the mountains winter may be more intense. Albania offers around 300 days of sunshine a year, with mild winters (average temperature 15°C) and hot summers (34°C).


What documents are required to import a dog to Albania?

The following documents are required to import a dog to Albania:

  • Chip: The dog must have a microchip implanted by a veterinarian. The chip number must be visible in the pet's passport.
  • Pet passport: The dog must have a pet passport issued by an authorized veterinarian. The passport must include the dog's details, chip number and current vaccinations.
  • Vaccinations: The dog must be vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days before departure to Albania. The vaccination must be entered in the animal's passport.

Additionally, before traveling to Albania, it is worth consulting the Chief Veterinary Inspectorate or its provincial branch to obtain the latest information on veterinary requirements.


Veterinary requirements may change, so always check for up-to-date information before traveling. In addition to the above-mentioned documents, some airlines or ferries may have additional requirements for the transport of animals.


Is it worth buying an apartment or house in Albania?

Buying an apartment or house in Albania is attractive not only because of favorable prices, but also because of dynamically developing tourism. Albania offers beautiful beaches, picturesque mountains and rich culture, which attracts tourists and creates good prospects for renting real estate. Living costs are lower than in many other European countries, and the developing infrastructure means that the value of real estate can quickly increase. The real estate market in Albania is diverse, offering a wide selection of apartments, modern villas and traditional houses.


Can a Pole buy an apartment in Albania?

Yes, a Pole can freely purchase real estate in Albania. Albania does not require citizenship from property buyers and the purchase procedures are simplified. Before making a purchase, it is worth consulting a lawyer to verify the documents, make sure that the property is not encumbered with any liabilities and check its history. Real estate prices start from €900 per square meter on the primary market. . All you need is an ID card to purchase real estate, and investment rentals do not require any business activity or license. Our agency offers support at every stage of the process, from searching for the perfect property to finalizing the transaction.


Where are the cheapest apartments by the sea in Albania?

The cheapest apartments by the sea are in smaller towns such as Velipoja and Shëngjin. These locations offer attractive property prices and a quieter environment than popular resorts.