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Emergencies

Dial 129 for police emergencies

Deal 124 for medical emergencies

Post office

The post office is located on rruga Varosh

Open from Monday to Friday (8.30-16.00)

Public Holidays

  • Kurban Bajram or Greater Eid Festival (August)
  • Independence Day (28 November)
  • Liberation Day (29 November)
  • National Youth Day (8 December)
  • Christmas (25 December)
  • New Year (1/2 January)
  • Summer Day ( 14 March )
  • Catholic Easter Day (April )
  • Orthodox Easter Day (April )
  • Labour Day (1 May)

Currency Exchange

The official currency of Albania is the lek, but most shops, hotels and restaurants also accept euros. Very few businesses in Gjirokastra accept credit cards, so you should have cash. Cash machines and licensed currency exchange shops can be found both downtown and in the old town.

Learn some Albanian

Some basic phrases in Albanian and their comparable English pronunciations:

Miredita = meer-detae = Good Day

Mirmengjes = meer – men – jazz = Good Morning

Faleminderit = fall – ae – minter – it = Thank you

Si jeni ? = See – ye – ne ? = How are you?

Mire = Me – rae = Good

Po = Po = Yes

Jo = Yo = No