1001 Windows of Berat & Golden Sunset in Apollonia

Berat is the most visited Touristic town in Albania, the best preserved ancient town, 2400 years of living history. Apollonia, on the other hand is one of the most important ancient towns, starting point of the famous 'Via Egnatia' roman road.
Let us take you to experience the brilliant past, the troubled present and the hopeful bright future of these places, full of 1001 mysteries, legends, history, culture, natural beauty, culinary delights, traditions...
it takes professionals, full of local knowledge, who give you insight to make this for you one of the best Trips in your lifetime.

per adult from

$112

NZD

Duration

7 to 9 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Berat Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Apollonia Archaeological Park
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch - Best traditional lunch can be reserved for +10€ / person
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Berat, Berat, Berat County

    After breakfast at the hotel depart for Berat a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Berat has got two old neighborhoods, Gorica and Mangalem. In 1417 the town was occupied by the Turks who build quite a few mosques in the area below the town’s old castle. Berat is situated at the foot of Tomorri Mountain and on the shores of River Osum. Built in white on a slope of green with the river at its feet, it offers a striking view as soon as it becomes visible. It is famous for its white-washed houses with their many windows which seem to have been built on top of each other, that give it the nickname “town of a thousand & one windows”. It retains a unique style of architecture, with narrow and stone paved streets

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania

    Berat a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being more than 2400 year old Berat it is one of the most attractive towns in Albania. Established in the 3rd century B.C by an Illyrian tribe of central Albania with a protective castle, it was known as the fortified city of Antipatrea. The castle is the only one in Albania that still has houses and inhabitants within its walls, going about their daily life in exactly the same place their predecessors did centuries ago. We will visit the Castle, St Marys Church turned Onufri Museum which houses an amazingly diverse collection of Icons and two other churches not open to the public. Onufri whose name has been given to this Icon museum was an Albanian master painter of the 16th century who painted many church icons in Albania and Greece and is famous for its red colour named after him. Berat is also famous, as two of the oldest bibles “New Testaments” one from 6th century and one from 9th century AD have been found here. Lunch can be a special in a traditional house within the castle run by a local couple.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Apollonia Archaeological Park, Pojan Albania

    After lunch depart to the ancient city of Apollonia one of the most important ancient centres in Roman times on the famous Via Egnatia. The famous Roman orator Cicero, astonished by the beauty of Apollonia named it in his Philippics, “magna urbs et gravis” - a great and important city. Established in the 7th century B.C., by Greek settlers from Corinth and Corcyra, the ancient city is located 11 km to the west of the city of Fier. Archaeological excavations have revealed that Apollonia achieved its zenith in the 4th - 3rd centuries B.C. In the first century B.C., Octavian Augustus studied philosophy there until he heard news of Caesar’s murder in the Senate and went on to become the next emperor. Visit the city and an Orthodox monastery turned into archaeological museum.We have the possibility to enjoy a beautiful sunset from the top of the hill, then we head back to Tirana. End of our service.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Aria Travel Albania

Activity ID: V-68114P6

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