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The city of Pogradec and its surrounding area, as one of the Albanian beauty pearls, provides much to discover for its visitors. The region dominated by the fantastic Ohrid Lake, surrounded by fields nestled before picturesque mountains, will be your panorama throughout your holidays in Pogradec. The harmony of nature, and the friendliness of the inhabitants, will bring you back again and again.

The sunny days at the beaches along the lake, the strolls along the promenade, as well as the various specialty dishes and local wine enjoyed in the restaurants will provide unforgettable moments for you

Pogradeci is one of the most charming tourist resorts in Albania because of its position near the Ohrid Lake, which distinguishes itself for clear water. Fish Koran, which is similar to the trout, is reared in this lake. Besides the beautiful beach, your staying in Pogradec is made more interesting by the excursion to the tourist center of Drilon (5 km eastward) with crystal clear fountains that fill the beautiful channels surrounded with trees and by ornamental plants.

Lake Ohrid and its surrounding area shines as a splendidly unique ecosystem. Due to its historic culture and its unique flora and fauna, in 1980, Pogradec was declared by UNESCO as a place of worldwide natural and cultural heritage

For everybody , during all four seasons, this city offers opportunities to relax and have fun. This may be the reason why more and more people return again and again to Pogradec.



Official language is Albanian. Most of the people speak a foreign language. Every young person speaks English, or Italian, or French, or German, language.


Leke (1 Leke = 100 Qindarka). There are 10, 20, 50 and 100 Leke coins, and 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 5,000 Leke banknotes.

Don't be confused when people say 1000 Leke and they mean only 100 Leke. (it is old measuring)

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies and hotels. Banking hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays banks are opened until 1 p.m.

Credit cards :

All the banks in the town and some hotels accept credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa).

Voltage of city power grid – 220V, frequency 50Hz


Tap water is potable throughout Albania.

The telephone 

code for Albania is +355 and for Pogradec is 83

Customs regulations: 

Customs regulations of the Republic of Albania are in line with the standards of European Union countries. Foreign currency is freely brought in and taken out of the country. More expensive professional and technical equipment should be registered at the border. Dogs and cats, accompanied by their owner, need to have an International certificate from a registered veterinarian stating that at least 15 days and not more than six months have passed since their vaccination against rabies. (source of information: www.pogradeci.info).


Other Facilities

  • Opening Hours 8:00 - 17:00


  • Albanian, English


Detajet e kontaktit
Rruga Naim Frasheri (near Municipality)
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