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Summer in Albania is an 8 days tour, which combines visits in the most important historical and cultural sites in Albania with the relaxed holidays on the beach by the clear waters of the Ionian sea. You will travel with our experienced local guides and stay in our selected accommodations, meet locals, enjoy local food and explore everyday life and history in the South part of Albania and enjoy the sun and sea of Albania
General itinerary: Airport – Berat – Tepelene – Gjirokaster – Blue Eye park – Butrinti – Ksamil – Saranda – Butrinti – Sopoti(Borsh) – Qeparo – Himara – Dhermi – Llogara – Tirane – Airport
Our representative will meet you at Tirana International Airport and escort you to your hotel in Tirana. Depending on your arrival time, you will meet your tour manager for a short info meeting and a short city tour.
Overnight in Tirana
After breakfast we drive towards Durresi where we will visit the II century AD Roman Amphitheater, one of the biggest in the Balkan peninsula, next we drive towards to Berat (UNESCO World heritage town).
Our visit in Berat will start form the IV century BC fortress located on the hill overlooking the old town of Berat, where we will visit the old Christian Orthodox cathedral and the Byzantine Icon’s gallery.
In the afternoon we check in our traditional accommodation located in the historical part of the town. evening at leisure to explore the town on your own.
Overnight in Berat
In the first part of the day we will drive towards the town of Gjirokastra, UNESCO World heritage town. Our visit in Gjirokastra will start form the from the XIV century old fortress located in the hill overlooking the old town.
In the afternoon we will check in our traditional accommodation located in the old part of the town. Evening at leisure to explore the old town and the old bazaar on your own.
Overnight in Gjirokastra
In the first part of the day we will visit Butrinti Archaeological Park, UNESCO World heritage site, which is the best archaeological site in Albania and started as a Greek colony in the VII century BC. We will start our tour from the main public are where the theater and the temple of Asklepion are located and continue through the site, ending the tour at the museum of the park located on top of the hill overlooking the Corfu channel.
In the second part of the day we will drive towards the Ali Pasha Fortress located in Panormi bay (known as Porto Palermo bay) located near the ex-submarine base of the Albanian navy.
In the afternoon we will check in our hotel in Himara by the sea.
Overnight in Himara
After breakfast we will visit the old fortress of Himare and the old town of Himara. We will continue our tour driving to the village of Dhermi where we will visit an hidden gem, the Panagia church located on the top of the hill above the old village.
Next, we will hike in Gjipea canyon ending our hike by the sea at the bay known for its underwater caves. We will end our day with a special finale !!! (check detailed program). In the afternoon we will check in our hotel by the sea in Dhermi beach.
Overnight in Dhermi
We will spent the first half of the day visiting the old town of Dhermi known for its old churches with colorful frescoes and the hiking trails through virgin nature and breathtaking view over the sea and the Greek islands. In a clear day you may see the coast of Italy.(check detailed program)
We will spent the second half of the day by the sea, enjoying the crystal clear water of Dhermi.
Overnight in Dhermi by the sea
Today we will visit Llogara National park located at 1100 meters above sea level. Our hiking trail will take us at Saint Thanasi peak (1500 meters above sea level) which is the highest pick of Karaburun peninsula, part of the national park.
After lunch in a traditional restaurant where roasted lamb on the spit is served by kilo!!! We will continue towards Tirana, where we will check in our accommodation in late afternoon.
Evening at leisure to explore Tirana.
Overnight in Tirana
After breakfast we drive you to the airport wishing you a nice flight back home.
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This is a general overview of the program. Detailed program is available on request.
Some of the sites we will visit are not easy to access from people who have difficulties in walking uphill or steps.
Group size is limited to 6 participants.
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