Vlora is a coastal city and major port located in southwestern Albania, on the Bay of Vlorës (an arm of the Adriatic Sea). The capital of Vlorë District, the city exports petroleum (from the Kuçovë oil field), bitumen, olives, olive oil, and fruit. Industries include tannin extracting, rice milling, olive oil refining, fishing, and the manufacture of cement, soap, and dairy products. The city has a museum, a theater, and technical schools; the medieval Kanine Château is to the southeast. Beaches are nearby, and at the mouth of the bay is the island of Sazan (Italian Saseno).
Things to See & Do
* Mosque of Muradie
* Museum of History
* Kazum Baba - religious site
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Lek (ALL)
Language - Albanian
Population - 125,000 approx.
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +355
Port Location - The port is located in the downtown area of Vlore
Travel Links - All international air arrivals enter through Mother Theresa International Airport, located 25 km northwest of Tirana.
Vlore can be accessed by sea from the Italian port of Brindisi.