Bejaia, Algeria

Bejaia is a Mediterranean port on the Gulf of Béjaïa, capital of Béjaïa Province, northern Algeria. It is one of Algeria's most beautiful cities, situated between the sea, a cape and a mountain. The city itself with narrow streets never making a straight line, always climbing, is simply crowded.

There are few sights around Bejaia, only some mosques and remnants from periods when military defence of the city was totally necessary. The beach of Bejaia is polluted, however not far away from Bejaia are some of the best beaches to be found in Algeria.

Things to See & Do

* Carbone Cap
* Beaches
* Yamakouria Mountain
* Mosques

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Algerian dinar (DZD)
Land Area – 3,268 km²
Language – Arabic
Population – 200,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 213

Port Location –The main port of Bejaia is located in the Bejaia, on the outskirts of the city.

Transport Links – There are regular direct flights from most European cities, Canada, the UK and a number of middle eastern countries.
You can reach Algeria by train from Tunisia, but you will have to change the train at the border post. Trains are reasonable, but less comfortable than in Europe. The border between Algeria and Morocco is closed, so there are neither buses nor trains from Morocco.
Boats are available to and from Spain, France and Italy.

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