Day 1: DURRES-BERAT-APOLLONIA-DURRES
Meet and greet with our guide we drive to Berat:
Berat is situated round 100 km far from Tirana. It is known as the “City of one thousand windows” and is declared a "Museum City”. The town is composed of 3 parts; Gorica, situated on the far side of the river; Mangalem, situated on the fortress side of the river and the Residential quarter within the fortress known as KALAJA. The old part of the city has some religious buildings like mosques and Byzantine churches. The old name of the city was Antipatrea. 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 40 churches of which 7 still remain, including one turned into Onufri Museum.
What to visit:
- The Fortres
- The Onufri’s Museum
Depart to the ancient city of Apollonia situated on the famous Via Egnatia - one of the most important cities in Roman times. Due to its fame and importance it was known as Apollonia Prima built to honour Apollo. Caesar chose to send his nephew Augustus Octavian to study oratory in Apollonia which is testimony to the importance of this ancient city. Visit the city and an Orthodox monastery turned into an archaeological museum.
Departure in Durres
• Transportation with economy a/c vehicle.
• English speaking guide/driver
• Entrance fees in the visited places
• All taxes
• All meals
• Gratuities/Tip to Driver/Guide
|Nr. Persons||Price per person in EUR|
|1 person||As per request|
|2 persons||54 EUR|
|4 persons||46 EUR|
|6 persons||38 EUR|