Shëngjin is a growing destination site, well known for its beaches and resort accommodations.
Shëngjin is a coastal town in the Lezha District, northwestern Albania. Shëngjin is a growing destination site, well known for its beaches and resort accommodations. Shëngjin is one of many cities within the District of Lezhë and is home to one of Albania’s entry ports, Port of Shëngjin. Shëngjn’s economy is focused around two major industries: seaport and tourism. In Shengjin there are excellent beautiful beaches, on which you can take a long walk, enjoying the beautiful natural scenery. Pines are everywhere here and create a unique atmosphere, a combination of sea and pine air helps you to relax. Shengjin’s district, Lezhe, has thousands of years of history that has provided this beach city with a unique Mediterranean culture. Home to some of the most historic and heroic moments in Albania’s history, the Lezhe district has become well known for its history as much as its sandy coastline. The people of Shengjin, like the rest of the people of Albania, are known for their hospitality.
What to see
Beaches - Shengjin’s coastline offers a great beach experience with great views to the Adriatic Sea.
Rana e Hedhun - This is a undeveloped stretch of coastline just north of the city well known for its sand dunes and seascape near the mountain ridge.
Kune & Vain (Laguna) - Located just south of the city, this area is well known for its natural beauty and wildlife.
Mountains - The surrounding mountain ridge provides great views to the sea as well as the city
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Shengjin port information accompanied with city and port maps
Shore Excursions Shengjin port are offered & tailored in our own creative way,we present you the Albanian culture,culinary offer,national parks,UNESCO sites
Coldest month: January with 3°C
Warmest month: August with 29°C
The official currency used in Albania is Lek.
Daily Exchange rate please check here: http://www.xe.com/currency/all-albanian-lek
Cash dispensing machines are ubiquitous. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa) and you can also pay with Euro or Dollar in them. Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, travel agencies, hotels, cheques can be cashed in banks. Just outside the port area you can easily find banks or exchange offices. (National Bank of Albania is just in front of Port Entrance). In Albania you can easily pay also in Euro or USD.
January 1 and 2 – New Year’s Day
March 14 – Summer Day
March 22 – Nevruz Day
April 5th* – Catholic Easter
April 12th* – Orthodox Easter
May 1 – International Worker’s Day
July 17th** – Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
September 24th Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
October 19 – Mother Teresa Beatification Day
November 28 – Flag and Independence Day
November 29* – Liberation Day
December 8 – National Youth Day
December 25 – Christmas Day
During the national holidays all public institutions are closed.
***Note: As of April 2015, the holidays on the above dates that are on weekends (Saturday, Sunday) are pushed as a day off on the Monday, but make sure to double check for this.
Bus and coach: Parked on the pier 35 m from the cruise ship
Taxi Service: Available 50-80 m from the ship at main port entrance (Taxi service is not equipped with taxi meters, a distance of 1-2 km taxi driver would cost 2-3 euro.
Post Service: 1400 m
Bank: 1000 m
Souvenir shop: 1000 m
Restaurants: 1200 m
Coffee shops: 250 m
Distance from the center: 1250 m, 6-7 minutes walking distance
Distance from the center:
The distance from the Port of Shengjin to the center of the city, to Mother Theresa Boulevard, is about 1 kilometer by car or bus and walking that same distance to the center its some 6-7 minutes. The taxis are just outside the entrance of the port and the fare to take you to the center would be 400 lek.
Shengjin is one of the youngest city ports developed in the past decade and you will see along your short “trip” to Shengjin center that the city gives you an impression of a new and modern small town. In history is mentioned from the battles of Cesar and Pompey and for some time, the town had the name of the President Woodrow Wilson, still honored today with the name of a promenade in Shengjin. Along the way to the center, passing by coffee’s you’ll also note it’s quite pure coastline on the other side.
Here are the harbor characteristics, water depths, entrance restrictions, tug and pilotage requirements, lift and crane availability, supplies and services to assist you in planning your next port of call at Port of Durres:
Latitude: 41° 48′ 34″ N Publication: 132
Longitude: 19° 35′ 18″ E Chart: 54260
First Port of Entry: Yes USA Representative: No
ETA Message Required: Yes Medical Facilities:Harbor Characteristics
Harbor Size: Very Small Harbor Type: Coastal Natural
Shelter: Fair Turning Area:
Maximum Vessel Size: Good Holding Ground: YesEntrance Restrictions
Tide: No Swell: No
Ice: No Other: Yes
Overhead Limit: No
Loading & Unloading
Lifts & Cranes
Repairs, Drydock, Railway & Other Services