This tour is a great opportunity to explore the best of Albania for only 5 days . See the amazing UNESCO sites of Gjirokaster and Apollonia and travel via Albanian Coast to enjoy the spectacular views. See archaeological sites of Butrint and Apollonia and get lost in the history
After an early breakfast, we depart for Saranda. Drive on the spectacular Albanian Riviera looking down at the Ionian Sea. Breathtaking sceneries await us at the Llogara pass – 1000 m above sea level. We continue on to Saranda, to visit the ancient city of Butrint a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was first settled by Greek colonists and was continuously inhabited for centuries forming archaeological layers of passing civilizations. It is situated in a beautiful peninsula among dense vegetation. Overnight in Saranda.
After breakfast we visit the Castle and the Onufri Museum. Berat castle is of particular interest as people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, as have their ancestors for centuries. The castle used to have over many churches of which 7 still remain, including one turned into Onufri Museum. Onufri was an Albanian Icon master painter of the 16th century who painted many orthodox churches in Albania and Greece. After this interesting experience we depart for Durres one of the oldest (founded in 627 B.C.) and most important cities in Albania. We take a sightseeing tour of the Amphitheatre situated in the middle of the modern city in an inhabited area. Continue to Tirana and take a sightseeing tour there. Overnight in Tirana.
- Accommodation in good 4-star hotels BB service
- All transportation according to the program
- Tour Guide
- Entrance fees
- Flight Tickets
- Gratuities/Tip to Driver/Guide
- Everything else not mentioned in the “Includes” section