ANCIENTS & OTTOMANS APOLLONIA AND BERAT DAY TRIP FROM VLORE
Not very far from the shore of the Adriatic lies the impressive ancient town of Apollonia. It’s the largest archaeological site in Albania and seems to have been one of the most important towns in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. It’s a romantic, pleasant and interesting place to visit and offers a very elegant collection of objects, all presented inside a beautiful Orthodox monastery built before the 12th century AD.
Byzantine and Ottoman era as Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been given the title Town of Thousand and One Windows (although nobody seems to have actually counted!) There’s quite a beautiful Byzantine heritage left, too -throughout the town and the castle
- Depart From Vlore 8:30 for Apollonia (approx. 45 min drive.)
Our guides will give you a lot of information and bring you to the most secret places of this fabulous archaeological site!
Drive to Berat (approx. 1 hour)
Get keys to explore the exquisite little chapels of the fortress (with its ancient legends and stunning views of mountains!); visit the Onufri Museum to see the beautiful paintings here.
Delicious local cuisine for lunch in the fortress.
Walk to the lower part of the town and visit the two traditional neighborhoods on both sides of the river -Mangalemi and Gorica (which have winding cobblestone paths and lots of places to explore!)
- Transfer back to Tirana (approx 1 hour 30 min drive.)
- Price include:
All expenses for your guide/driver.
Minimum Group number: 20 persons