- Day 1
Visit of Tirana and berat and Overnight in Gjirokastra
Time 8:30 : Meet with the driver and guide at the lobby of your hotel and get a general explication about the tour that you will have.
Start the Short walking Tour of Tirana
Visit: the Skenderbeu Square, the National Museum, the Palace of Culture, The gallery of Arts, the National Theater, the Bunkart, the Pyramid, the Government area, the Blloku are, the mother Theresa square, the House of Enver Hoxha.
Time 10:00 : After finishing the short tour of Tirana depart to city of Gjirokastra which 3 Hours and Half away By Car. you will pass by the city of berat and start the sightseeing. : Built-in 1797, this museum was a cathedral and is situated at the highest altitude of the Berat Castle, though it can be a little difficult to find. While the Ottomans were Muslim, they allowed Christians to continue practicing their faith and build churches, though not very visibly. Arrival in Berat and start the sightseeing of the old town in the castle: The city’s life began in the 6th-5th century B.C. as an Illyrian settlement. Later, in the 3rd century B.C., it was turned into a castle city known as Antipatrea. Inside the castle, they built churches with valuable frescoes and icons, and also a
calligraphy school. Uniquely today, residents still live inside of the castle walls. The three major neighborhoods of the old city
are Mangalemi, Gorica, and Kala, where the castle itself is located.
On the way to Gjirokastra you will have explanation of the history of Albania. Arrival in Gjirokastra and Have some free time in the Old Town, Shopping for souvenirs , Exploring the city on the rocks Lunch in Berat (Included) Dinner in Gjirokastra (Included)
Overnight in Gjirokastra in Hotel
- Day 2
Visit of Saranda and Three islands of Ksamil
8:30 or 9:00 , After breakfast start the sightseeing of the old town and the fortress of Gjirokastra. Enjoy your walking and free
time. Start the tour of the amazing ottoman old town of Gjirokastra city. Gjirokastra’s eerie hilltop castle is one of the biggest in
the Balkans. There’s been a fortress here since the 12th century, although much of what can be seen today dates to the early
19th century. The castle remains somewhat infamous due to its use as a prison under the communists. Inside there’s a
collection of armory, two good museums, plenty of crumbling ruins to scramble around, and superb views over the valley.after
depart for saranda and Arrival in 1 houre and 15 minutes. at the pearl of Ionian Albanian seaside (one the way to Saranda we
will stop to the Blue eye source which is an amazing Natural Park.
Lunch take away or have a light lunch in Gjirokastra
Depart to the famous Village of Ksamil Known for the magical beach of 3 islands . have some free time for enjoying the beach
Visit the the archeological site of Butrint which is Optional Butrint (Butrint in Albanian) from ancient Greek was an ancient
Greek city and later Roman and a bishopric in Epirus. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Buthrotum was a city of the Greek
Chaonian tribe, later a Roman colony and a bishopric. It went into decline at the end of Antiquity, before being abandoned in
the Middle Ages after a major earthquake flooded most of the city
Have dinner to the amazing Lekursi Castle with the view of Corfuz (included)
Dinner and overnight in Saranda
- Day 3
Visit the Albanian Riviera and The National Park of Llogara (Kayaking experience optional)
After breakfast Depart for the Riviera . on the way you will make a lot of Photo Stops because of the most beautiful panoramic
views of the Ionian Coastline in Albania ,Driving by the Adriatic seaside will be an amazing experience. After driving you will go up in the mountain that is nearby the seashore. On the way to the starting point of your kayaking experience you will stop by to a grocery store to take away picnics Packages. Start the trip with kayaks from Drimadhes beach (2 hours of Trip you will end at the amazing beach of Gjipe) You will enjoy the day to the beach at Gjipe until 16:00 a clock , then you turn back with kayaks to drimadhes beach. Start the trip to Vlora and pass by the national Park of llogara Arrival in Llogara and you will enjoy traditional Yogurt with honey Arrival in Vlora and check in Hotel .
Have dinner in Local restaurant included and enjoy the waterfront of Vlora.
You can spend time enjoying the nature. you will end the day in the city of .Vlora which was the first capital in Albania and also the city where was declared the independence of Albania in 1912. You will have the chance to visit the waterfront and the square of the flag, the museum of the independence with the assist of the guide. (Dinner included in vlora)
Overnight in Vlora
- Day 4
Depart to the archological site of Apollonia – Durres – Tirana
After breakfast in the morning time you will depart for the Apollonia archeological site. If we could choose the one place where
you will have your most memorable encounter with history in Albania, it would have to be the ancient city of Apollonia, founded in the sixth century B.C. Situated in southwestern Albania, about 13 miles from the city of Fier, this city was built by Greek colonizers on the lands of the Taulantii Illyrian tribe. It was considered to be one of the most prominent cities at the time, selected from over twenty other cities throughout the Mediterranean, to receive the glorious name of Apollo, the god of music and poetry. next city to visit is another historical town. After the visit of Apolonia depart to durres city Arrival in Durres (Have Lunch in Local restaurant included)
On the way to the Amphitheater, the visitor cannot miss the City Walls, built-in blocks that have managed to survive until this
very day. Those who have governed the city throughout the ages have left their mark on the way the surrounding walls were used as, ultimately, they were a security system that protected the city from various conquests throughout history. The massive walls seen today were built by Anastasius I, the Byzantine emperor of the 4th century A.D, who defended the city from invaders. The walls’ original height of 18 meters and considerable breadth provided an advantage against enemies of the time.
Later, it was emperor Justinian who reinforced the surrounding walls by placing small observation towers above them
After the sightseeing Transfer back to Tirana
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