Albania ( “Land of the Eagles”) is a country in Southeast Europe, about 2:30 hours flight long from Israel. 3.5 million residents populate it. Israel’s official embassy is located in the capital of Tirana and was established in 2012.
During the second world war, many Jews from neighboring countries, mainly Yugoslavia and Greece, found shelter in Albania along with the existing local Jewish community. Albanian Jews, the same as the Jewish refugees, were treated well by the local population. Albanians have saved many Jews by hiding them and secretly transferring them to seaports, from which they escaped to Italy. During the second world war, Albania was one of the fewest countries in Europe with growth in the Jewish population.
In addition to the standard tourism, Albania also has medical tourism scene. This means that tourists arrive in the country for medical proposes such as dental care, plastic Surgeries, and also hair transplant. They are usually combined with a lovely and unique trip to the land. The number of medical tourists in Albania is growing every year.