Tranquility and Affordability: Albania Could Be Just the Thing
By Romeo Kelolli - Berat Resident
Berat is one of the most beautiful cities in Albania which in recent years has become part of the world heritage family (UNESCO). It is a small town with a big heart and with a divine serenity that characterizes it. It has a warm climate during the summer which is suitable and favorable for anyone who wants to visit it.
Located between two important mountains of Albania, Berat is the ideal place for anyone who wants a virgin nature, peace and social warmth. Berat offers a wide range of activities for those who love adrenaline, including: mountain walks, visiting museum neighborhoods, and rafting in the canyons of Osum.
The city is known for its safety and cleanliness which makes it one of the most popular destinations in the country. With more than 6 retirement communities offering the best services to its customers, Berat is a must-see destination.
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Is Berat Walkable? Is There Good Public Transportation?
Berat is a small town where you can go anywhere on foot. The city offers a comfortable and informative road infrastructure for tourists. Public transport is good and the only time you need to use it is when visiting the canyons of Osum.
However, the buses have no timetables they go by. They leave when they want so if you're used to efficient buses leaving right on time, you'll be surprised when you get to Berat.
How is the Weather in Berat?
Albania and in particular Berat is characterized by a Mediterranean climate which means that all four seasons of the year are fantastic. During the winter, it does not snow much and during the summer the temperatures are normal.
Summer month highs are in the mid to upper 80s with lows in the high 50s to low 60s. Colder months highs are in the low to mid 50s and the colder averages are in the mid 30s.
Berat's Old Town is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
What Language is spoken in Berat?
Albanian is primary language in Berat...but if you know English or Italian, you will have no problems.
Is Berat Dog Friendly?
Berat citizens are also very friendly with dogs. They allow dogs in public transport, in rented apartments, in shops, in restaurants and wherever needed.
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Albanians nod their heads when they mean no and shake their heads when they mean yes.
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If you're looking to find a quiet place to retire - a historic place that is off the beaten path and offers more affordability that other more popular destinations, Berat, Albania might be for you. But be sure to bring your sense of adventure!
Quick Facts about Berat, Albania
Short, hot and dry summers with longer winters that are cold and wet. Average temps are from 35°F and 92°F
Flight time to U.S.
12-15 hours by plane to New York
Albanian Lek but Euros are accepted
No - More Info
Buses available but not needed as the city itself is small