Vlora is situated in a beautiful location, in the front of the Karaburun peninsula and Sazan island and surrounded by beaches and rocky sand
Vlore is a harbour city that holds special meaning for Albanians, as this is where the country declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire at the start of the 20th century. So you can take a whistle-stop tour of monuments and museums celebrating the statesman Ismail Qemali’s first government, and in doing so get to know a little more about what it means to be Albanian. If you’d like ideas for days trips the wider region is both untamed and beautiful. Relaxing tourist beaches with clear waters are just a handful of kilometres away, and if you follow the coastal road south there’s a string of charming little resorts punctuated by the vast mountainscapes of the Llogora National Park.
To the north of the city of Vlora lies the lagoon of Narta, which is the second largest lagoon in Albania. This is a very important place for nesting water birds as well as a well-known country in Albania for the production of Nartes craft wine. Near the lagoon, in Zvërnec, is located St. Mary's Monastery. To the south of Vlora bay is the small town of Orikum, near which is a yacht harbor, where up to 650 can be parked. Orikumi is an archaeological park and is one of the most important cities of the ancient world. There you can visit the old Orikum theater with a capacity of 500 seats and the Marmiroti church. Along the road from Vlora to Orikum you will spend small beaches with clean enough waters of Jonufr and Rradhima. An interesting place is also the Archaeological Park of Amantias (near Plloce village) and the stadium of the same name.
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Coldest month: January with 6°C
Warmest month: August with 30°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 50 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 2-3 km taxi driver would cost 3-4 euro.
Post Service: 1000 m
Bank: 150 m
Souvenir shop: 250 m
Restaurants: 100 – 200 m
Coffee shops: 150 – 200 m
Distance from the center: 2.5 km, 30 minutes walking distance
Distance from the center:
The distance from the Port of Vlora to the center of the city, to Flag Square, is about 2.5 kilometers.
Just have in mind that you already docked on city promenade called Limani and next to you, on you right is the city promenade and the city beach (lungomare), so you are already on the center or on the place where all people visit already, next to you is located also the house of Independence.
After setting foot in Vlora mainland, don’t forget to look back and see in what harbor you have anchored, its shape and beauty. The city starts right away from the port area and you will see that in the exit of the port where some of the best hotels in town are located. Walking along the main boulevard that leads to the center, you will easily mingle with the locals and feel yourself comfortable. While walking (driving) you will see quite some statues and they are of famous Albanian patriots. As you know, the nickname of Vlora is “City of Independence” as the independence was declared here over 100 years before. And the center of the city now is the square where people gathered in 1912 to raise the flag of victory. Along the way, you will also pass by the Muradie Mosque, one of the oldest and most special mosques in Albania.
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 Vlore
Latitude: 40° 28′ 7″ N Publication: 132
Longitude: 19° 27′ 36″ E Chart: 54266
First Port of Entry: Yes USA Representative:
ETA Message Required: Yes Medical Facilities: YesHarbor Characteristics
Harbor Size: Very Small Harbor Type: Coastal Tide Gate
Shelter: Fair Turning Area: No
Maximum Vessel Size: Up to 500 feet in length Good Holding Ground: YesEntrance Restrictions
Ice: Other: Yes
Overhead Limit:Water Depth
Channel: 31 – 35 feet
9.4 – 10 meters Anchorage: 56 – 60 feet
17.1 – 18.2 meters
Cargo Pier: 16 – 20 feet
4.9 – 6.1 meters Oil Terminal: 31 – 35 feet
9.4 – 10 meters
Mean Tide: 1 footPilotage
Compulsory: Yes Advisable: Yes
Available: Local Assist:
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