Campsites In Albania

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  1. mickymouse

    mickymouse Read Only Funster

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    Setting off on Monday to Greece, can any funster give me advice/info on campsites in Albania and their GPS coordinates, . Thanks in anticipation.
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    We traveled through Albania last September, we spent three nights in the country, the first at the roman ruins in Butrint, car park camping I'm afraid however there is 24hr security by way of a guard to keep an eye on you and the ruins are well worth a visit.

    The second and third nights were spent here.

    http://www.camping-albania.eu/

    A dutch owned campsite, nice folk and a secure site, they have all the facilities you might require and a small restaurant where you can enjoy whatever the family are eating that night, we ate there both nights.

    We had only intended to stay one night but enjoyed the site so much we stayed an extra day. As an aside traveling in Albania takes a lot longer than other countries, it took us 13 hours from Butrint to Bushat !! and buy paper maps before you go, gps is unreliable and you still cannot buy a map there!!

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    A couple of snaps.

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    Albania is pretty cool, wish we could have spent more time there.
     
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    Nice outfit paintman. I want to do Croatia and greece in September any problems with insurance on the way and what vignettes did you need. Anyother info would be brill
     
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    I would think theres plenty of deserted houses judging by the number round here to day ive been offered a gold ring to have my lawn cut and had a swaddled baby waved in my face
     
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    We stayed at Camping Hotel Albania a few weeks ago - very nice site, lovely family and fabulous shower block. The next site we stayed at was Camping Pa Emer and we really didn't like this one at all. The views are wonderful, right by the sea, but the pitches are woefully small - not wide enough to put the awning out - and the road leading to the site is horrendous.
     
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    We travelled from the UK to Crete via Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania in March/April this year. No problems buying insurance at the border - 15 euros for Montenegro and 49 euros for Albania.
    I have a spreadsheet which details our journey - if you would like a copy PM me your email address and I will mail it to you. Also happy to help if you have any other questions.
     
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  8. Peter_n_Margaret

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    Our 2 favourite spots in Albania in August 2013 were a spot near Theth(e) (about 10km west of Boge, just before the road ascends to the ridge......

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    .......and the Rei Restaurant and Camping Ground on Laiqeni i Ohrit (Lake Ohrid).

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    Cheers,
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  9. paintman

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    Our insurance only provides cover in the EU and would not offer a green card, a quote was provided by NFU who will cover non EU, but to cancel our insurer and re insure with NFU midterm was going to cost a lot, so we bought third party cover at the borders and drove with great caution. Wobbly box plus trailer plus four motorbikes plus loads of spares, a big incident don't even bear thinking about.:Eeek:

    Interestingly I believe if you buy your vehicle insurance in Europe (France/Germany etc) full European cover is provided as standard.

    John.
     
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