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Adventure spirit - 4x4 - Rodoni Cape

The Cape of Rodon is an area of outstanding natural beauty and relaxation, with castles and churches infused with fascinating histories. The National Park of Rodoni which lays next to the sea is the main attraction together with Saint Antony Church. Beautiful and pristine beaches follow each other creating a spectacular view.  Many tourists choose to visit the Cape of Rodon during the spring season as it is shrouded in a beautiful cornucopia of flowers, while in the summer, they choose it to enjoy the beautiful virgin beaches and fine-grained sand. Castle of Skanderbeg The Cape is surrounded by navels with an altitude of 25 metres, and is particularly famous for being the location of the Castle of Skanderbeg. The castle by the sea was built by Skanderbeg between 1450 – 1452, in order to create a quick exit to the Adriatic Sea in case of an Ottoman invasion. Life existed inside this castle until 1467, when the Turks destroyed it. Fortunately, the Venetians rebuilt it after 1500, and since then, it has survived in a fairly good condition. Church of St. Anthony The Church of St. Anthony, a monument built around the same period as the Castle, is located near the Cape. Built in the Romanesque-Gothic architectural style, this church includes several beautiful frescoes and other interesting elements. Thanks to its position near the Cape and the sea, the panoramas surrounding the Church are really impressive. The Cape of Rodon is an ideal choice for a relaxing as well as historical and cultural weekend away from Tirana.

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Adventure spirit - 4x4 from Tirana to Burrel

A trip which starts from the unexplored wild forests around Tirana, with amazing landscapes and panoramas. A short stop for lunch is planned in a cattle’ s corral, which is believed to be 500 years old, and it is still functional today.

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Adventure spirit - 4x4 from Tirana to Elbasan

We will drive through the wildest areas of Tirana’s suburbs moving towards The Tujani Canion which will lead us to the spectacular valleys in the midst of “Dajti“ and “Mali me Gropa” mountains. We will proceed to Martaneshi Highlands driving by the numerous lakes of this beautiful landscape to finish downhill at the Mollagjeshi Lakes.

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Adventure spirit - 4x4 from Tirana to Kavaja

Even when is a short distance it gets a long time to drive through it all. It is recommended only for experienced and skillful  drivers taking in consideration the tough terrain.

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Adventure spirit - 4x4 from Tirana to Kruja and Lac

We start from Tirana. Leaving behind Bovilla Lake we drive towards  Qaf-Shtama  National Park up to The Scanderbeg  Ridge .  A short stop in Kruja (an exciting  and difficult  terrain as we will pass  through The Scanderbeg Ridge). We will proceed toward The Laci mountain where another stop will take place to visit the famous St Antoni church. The trip finishes in Lezha, where we will enjoy tasty organic food at “Mrizi I Zanave“

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Adventure spirit - 4x4 from Tirana to Peqin

A nice trip in the  soft hilly terrain surrounding southern Tirana. We will have a stop to have lunch and enjoy the traditional regional food of Tirana in one of the restaurants during the way . Note: The food is organic and is prepared  right after we start our trip so we need to order it one day before and it requires and extra payment from that of the trip itself

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Adventure spirit - 4x4 Sotira Waterfalls

One of the pearls of Albania’s natural mosaic that has begun to be explored by local and foreign tourists is Sotira waterfall,  one of the most unique in Albania, located at the northeast foot of Mt. Tomorri about 60 km. from Tirana and 16 km from Gramshi town. To get there one has to drive on an unpaved road to Sotire village, and then hike for about  1/2 hour (3.6 km) on an easy trail to the waterfall. The stunning natural beauties of this lately-discovered waterfall are attracting Albanian and foreign visitors to the village, reviving the atmosphere of it and enjoying the panorama of Sotira waterfall, that is untouched by the human hand.

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Albania - Cultural Tour

10 Days / 9 Nights

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Albania - Family Tour

9 Days / 8 Nights

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Albanian Heritage

9 Days / 8 Nights

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Albanian Nights

Traditional Albanian evening with hot Balkan rhythms, varied by the performances of Albanian dancers. The main attraction will be a variety of different dances and music from different regions of Albania, especially the famous Albanian Iso-Polyphony which is included in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. This is a great opportunity to sample local Mediterranean cuisine and home-made wine as well as other regional drinks.

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Amazing Balkan

9 Days / 8 Nights

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Balkan Treasures

11 Days / 10 Nights

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Berat and Ardenica

Berat, the so called "Museum City" is one of the Albanian sites listed in the UNESCO list. Situated on the slopes of two hills divided by river Osum is one of the most picturesque towns in Albania. In the fortress located on the top of one of the hills, we find Cathedral of Sts.Nicholas and Onufri Museum, the greatest iconographer in Albania. On the way back we will have the opportunity to visit the Cobo's vineyard, where we can taste different types of Albanian wine made different regional types of grapes, different local cheeses and different types of olives which this region is famous for. Our next stop will be Ardenica Monastery famous for its perfectly preserved frescoes and the stories it transmits from different moments in Albanian history.

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Best of Switzerland and France

7 Nights / 8 Days

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Bilete Avioni

Berlin - Tirane

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Bilete Avioni

Tirane - Berlin

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Butrint, The Blue Eye and Gjirokastra

The Butrint National Park, is protected by The Ramsar Convention. It was declared a world heritage center by UNESCO in 1992, and it covers an area of 12 hectares. The city was built around the XIII century BC by the Trojans according to mythology. The strategic position of Butrint next to the Ionian sea made it desirable for major European powers since the First Peloponnesian war in the V century BC, followed by many conquests from different powers such as Rome, The Byzantine Empire, The Ottomans and so on. Every wall of Butrint shows and reflects the long history and different touches of different civilizations which flourished in different periods of history . The Blue Eye, located just 25 km away from Saranda City, is a karst spring , the most famous and unique in Albania. Many legends revolve around the spring , but the most popular one is that of a beautiful girl who was sacrificed to the gods for their gift of free pure water source. The place offers the possibility of a special bond with nature as it is possible to explore many areas of green centuries old plane-trees, dense shrubs and other several water sources. Gjirokastra – known as the "Stone City", is situated in the southern part of Albania just 1 hour from Saranda city. It is built on the eastern slope of mountain Mali i Gjere. The original cobbled streets spread through the whole city bringing us up to the fortress in top of which The “Saint Sotira “ Church, of the 18 th century, is located. Within the walls of the fortress we will feel once again the Albanian religious tolerance and coexistence as two different mosques lay not far away from the church.

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Cognac factory in Durres and Kruja

Durres is the second largest city in Albania and the most important city of the antiquity in the Adriatic coast line. The venetian tower, the ancient walls, the roman amphitheater the biggest that the Romans build in the region, the Byzantine Forum, The Wall Mosaic , the small chapel in the amphitheater are some of the city main tourist attractions. Continue to the oldest cognac factory in Albania that was founded in 1933. With a surface of 40Ha the factory produces 13 types of wines as well as different types of brandies, raki and liquors. After tasting the best wines and liquors we continue toward Kruja, the center of Albanian Nationalism. Located in an altitude of 608m above the sea level Kruja is one of the most important cities in Albania, known as the center of Albania in Medieval period and hometown Skanderbeg, the Albanian National hero. The museum inside the castle is dedicated to Skanderbeg and his resistance against the ottoman empire. He was described as the protector of Christianity and western civilization. The ottoman bazaar with cobble stone streets offers a lot of handmade souvenirs, fezzes, wood crafts and rugs.

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Discover Croatia and Slovenia

9 Nights / 10 Days

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Durres and Berat

Durres is one of the oldest cities in Albania. In ancient times it was recognized by the name Epidamnus and later on Dyrrachium as the Romans colonized it.  Durres is located next to the Adriatic Sea and its port is the main and the biggest port in Albania. Its sandy beaches and numerous hotels and resorts make it very attractive for tourists, both natives and foreigners. Roman Amphitheater built in the same style as Colosseum, The Old Walls, The Archaeological Museum, and the Venetian Tower are the main attraction for the tourists and are located very close to each other. “Scanderbeg” distillery , which is the biggest distillery in the country ,  will give us the chance to taste 12 different regional  beverages   and will be our last stop before we take a walk in the main promenade of the city  next to the sea Berat, the so called  "city museum"  is one of the Albanian sites listed in the UNESCO list. Situated on the slopes of two hills divided by river Osum is one of the most picturesque towns in Albania. In the fortress located on the top of one of the hills, we find Cathedral of Sts. Nicholas and Onufri Museum - the greatest iconographer in Albania. Then on our way back we will have the opportunity to visit the Cobo's vineyard, where we can taste different types of Albanian wine made different regional types of grapes, different local cheeses and different types of olives which this region is famous for.

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Elbasan, Pogradec and Korca

Our first stop is the city of Elbasan, where we will visit the historic center with the clock tower looking over the city. Then we will walk to the old neighborhood within the castle of the XV century where different churches and mosques are located. After Elbasan, we will take the road and follow Shkumbini valley where the combination of high mountains and dense forests offer a picturesque view. Our next stop is Driloni National Park, one of the most famous touristic Albanian places. It used to be a favorite spot of the Albanian communist leader, where we will have a lunch break in the middle of Driloni National Park. We will proceed to Korca, the city of serenades and   the birthplace of Albania's first Albanian school and education in general. Due to its artistic tendencies and the aristocratic way of life, during the 1930’ it was often called “Paris of the Balkan peninsula" Korca's original architecture together with its Ottoman and French influences, wide tree-lined boulevards and ample parks provide a completely unique experience in Albania. The Resurrection church with its high dome and colorful icons lays in the very center of the city not far away from The Museum of Education, once the first Albanian school. The Old Bazaar, with traditional regional restaurants, coffee –shops, live music pubs gives the opportunity to feel the real spirit of the city.

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European Tour

9 Nights / 10 Days 6 Countries at once

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Flight Ticket

Flight Ticket

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FLIGHT TICKET

FLIGHT TICKET 

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From Ancient times, to Ottoman era

8 Days / 7 Nights

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Hotel Accommodation Empire

Hotel Accommodation 

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Hotel Accomodation VM Resort

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Komani Lake

Lake Koman was formed when the rugged Drini valley was dammed in the early 1970s, allowing Albania to quickly develop its own industrial base and become an energy exporter. The huge lake behind the VauDejes dam contains some 320 million cubic meters of water, and stretches 30 km eastward to the town of Fierza, the location of a second dam which holds back another lake that goes all the way to Kukes near the Kosovo border. The boat trip passes between 1000-1500m-high mountains and through a series of deep gorgeous and interconnected lakes, with hardly any signs of human activities on the shores – though occasionally the ferry will stop to let off some hardy peasants, who proceed to climb up the steep hills to their hidden villages. The wild landscape is somewhat reminiscent of the Norwegian fjords, and is a dramatic highlight of any trip in Albania.

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Korca and Voskopoja

Korca, known as “ The City of Serenades”  and   the birthplace of Albania's first Albanian school and education in general is one the most interesting cities of the country. Due to its artistic tendencies and the aristocratic way of life, during the 1930’ it was often called “Paris of the Balkan peninsula “Korca's original  architecture together  with its Ottoman and French  influences, wide tree-lined boulevards and ample parks provide a completely unique experience in Albania. The Resurrection church with its high dome and colorful icons lays in the very center of the city not far away from The Museum of Education, once the first Albanian school. The Old Bazaar, with traditional regional restaurants, coffee shops, live music pubs gives the opportunity to feel the real spirit of the city. Not far from Korca, we will visit the village of Voskopoja. Located west of Korca, Voskopoja sits 1,200 meters above sea-level and is a perfect place for hiking and walking. Rich in history, during the 1700s it has been said that over 30,000 people resided in the village, as it was an epicentre for trade, culture, education and religion. In the past, Voskopoja had over twenty Orthodox churches; however now only seven are still standing complete with 18th frescos, both inside and out they are worth checking out. The landscape of Voskopoja and its surroundings are stunning, and this easy going hike to the neighbouring village of Shipska is interesting and a perfect escape from Korca for the day.

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Korca, Voskopoja and Dardha

Korca,  known as “ The City of Serenades”  and   the birthplace of Albania's first Albanian school and education in general is one the most interesting cities of the country. Due to its artistic tendencies and the aristocratic way of life, during the 1930’ it was often called “Paris of the Balkan peninsula “.  Korca's original architecture together with its Ottoman and French influences, wide tree-lined boulevards and ample parks provide a completely unique experience in Albania. The Resurrection church with its high dome and colorful icons lays in the very center of the city not far away from The Museum of Education, once the first Albanian school. The Old Bazaar, with traditional regional restaurants, coffee –shops, live music pubs gives the opportunity to feel the real spirit of the city. Not far from Korca, we will visit the village of Voskopoja.  Located west of Korca, Voskopoja sits 1,200 meters above sea-level and is a perfect place for hiking and walking. Rich in history, during the 1700s it has been said that over 30,000 people resided in the village, as it was an epicentre for trade, culture, education and religion. In the past, Voskopoja had over twenty Orthodox churches; however now only seven are still standing – complete with 18th frescos, both inside and out they are worth checking out. The landscape of Voskopoja and its surroundings are stunning, and this easy going hike to the neighbouring village of Shipska is interesting and a perfect escape from Korca for the day. Early in the morning we leave the village of Voskopoja and direct to Dardha. Dardha lies 20 km from Korca at an altitude of over 1,300m above sea level. Founded centuries ago by families fleeing the occupation of central Albania, this remote mountain village is nestled between the Morava and Gramoz Mountains. The well preserved stone homes highlight a proud village that has been left largely untouched over time. The green fields, fresh summer days and cold snowy winters make Dardha a popular tourist destination throughout the year for its unparalleled natural, architectural and culinary traditions. A hike around the Morava Mountains will allow us to discover the cultural, traditions and the architecture of this unique village, Enjoy traditional regional cuisine the birthplace of the famous lakror pie, prepared in the most traditional way.   

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Lake Ohrid

Drive toward the beautiful city of Ohrid, which it's the largest city on Lake Ohrid. It's picturesque nature and monument along with other cultural,spiritual and historical features made city part of Unesco World Heritage Sites. Ohrid is mostly famous for its cleanest lake and for the 365 churches,one for each day of the year which is why its has been referred as the 'Balkans Jerusalem'. Today its number its significantly smaller. Ohrid has been a living town for 2500 years. In the second half of the 19th century Ohrid played an important role in the revival of the Macedonian culture. Old city was a walled city and on a strategic crossroads between the Byzantine and Roman Empires. After the city tour you can enjoy the traditional Macedonian cuisine in the innumerous restaurants on the lake shore. A boat trip on lake Ohrid, one of the oldest lakes in the world, will follow our program and take us to our next destination, St. Naum Monastery. St. Naum is an old Eastern-Orthodox monastery established in the year 905 by St. Naum of Ohrid himself. Due to the beautiful setting the monastery is among the most popular destinations in Macedonia. Continue the tour driving along the lake shore and passing by the small village of Tushemisht, the favorite village of the ex communist dictator.

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Lezha and Shkodra

Lezha, in ancient times known as Lissus is the city which holds the grave of the Albanian National Hero, Scanderbeg. We will visit his mausoleum and the Illyrian castle which still stands on the highest hill next to the city. Our next stop will be Shkodra, known as the cultural cradle of Albania. We will visit Rozafa Castle, which holds a beautiful legend and offers a spectacular view over the city, and the Shkodra Lake, which is the biggest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. We will proceed to the very heart of the biggest city in North of Albania, where you can admire the coexistence and an example of religion tolerance. The Big Mosque, The Orthodox church of St. Alexander Nevskij and the Cathedral of Saint Stephan, stand all very close to each other.   We will take a walk through “Kol Idromeno Boulevard” and enjoy the city life among coffee-shops traditional restaurants and souvenirs shops. The “Marubi Museum of Photography” gives us the opportunity to enjoy some of the best works of one of the very first European pioneers of photography. 

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Private Transfer

Private Transfer

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Prizren and Pristina

Prizren is a historic city located in Kosovo. It is the administrative center of the eponymous municipality and district. The city has a population of around 178, 000, making it the second largest city in Kosovo. Walking to Catholic Helpful lady church, sightseeing of St. Nicola church, Shadravan square, Levishka church (UNESCO), Hamam, turkish bath, Arasta mosque, Albanian Prizren ligue museum, Bajrakli mosque, Sinan pasha mosque, Old stone bridge and end the tour of Prizren in the center of the city. You won’t be overwhelmed with sightseeing choices in Pristina, which is not so bad because it affords much more time to sit back and enjoy the energetic vibe of Europe’s youngest capital – perhaps its greatest draw. Have a stroll along Nena Tereza Boulevard, the main pedestrian drag, to get a sense of the pace of life before making your way to one of the city’s numerous cafes.

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Romantic Greece

10 Days / 9 Nights

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Tirana and Dajti Mountain

Do you want to see Tirana from another perspective? We do suggest to visit Dajti Mountain. On our way to the cable car we make a visit in Bunk Art 1, the underground city built during communism period for the leadership. After that we will proceed to Dajti Mountain where, after a long walk we will stop to have lunch in one of the restaurants of the area and taste some traditional kitchen with panoramic view of the capital and its surroundings. Free time for the one to take a walk in the National Park of Dajti.

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Tirana and Mrizi i Zanave (Agrotourism)

Tirana, the young capital of Albania, it's the city where all the economic and political power is concentrated. Today Tirana is not only the largest and most important city of Albania, but its main political and economic center. The city expanded at the beginning of the 18th century, especially the breakthrough of Islam. Tirana became the capital of Albania in 1920. Famous Italian architects of the Mussolini period, Florestano de Fausto and Armando Brasini were the main designers of the construction of the main square in Tirana, which today carries the name of the national hero Skanderbeg. The main square together with the main boulevard can be described as a mosaic of time with buildings from different eras that this country has been through. Walk between the landmarks of the city such as the Et'hem bey mosque, the clock tower, the peace bell build with old cartridge shell, the Pyramid, Blloku quarter. Continue toward one of the best restaurant-farms in Albania. Mrizi i Zanave located in the countryside as part of an eco-farm will give us the opportunity to enjoy an artisan fine dining with taste of Albanian old cuisine. Beside the tasteful food the farm itself is also a tourist attraction.

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Tirana at night

Looking for a cool destination with a vibrant nightlife? Then Tirana will not disappoint. The capital city of Albania has plenty of beautiful nightclubs where you can have fun, sip excellent cocktails and dance all night long. Explore the nightlife of Tirana, walking in the “Bllok”  area known as "the forbidden town"  where the villas of the communists’ leaders are still standing with parts of them change into coffee shops . The whole area, once exclusive only for the communist elite, now is full of expensive boutiques, live music pubs, casinos and clubs mostly full during the evenings and nights.

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Tirana Bicycle Tour

We start the day by meeting at the city center at 09:00 o’clock. After a short presentation of the main square and the buildings surrounding it, we start riding through Dibra Street up to the Antinuclear Bunker. It was built during communist era and changed into a museum (BunkArt 1) lately. Entrance is optional with an extra ticket fee. We will continue riding through Xhanfize Keko street, heading towards Zhan Dark boulevard where we will see and ride across the Old Tabak Bridge.We will move on to the New Bazaar district, a very original, even why renewed, part of the city. As we shall ride towards Kavaja Street we will have the opportunity to visit Bunkart 2, another underground massive bunker built for the ministry of defense during the communist era. Entrance is optional with an extra ticket fee. In Kavaja Street, we will have a chance to see the Dine Hoxha mosque, The Catholic Church as well as the Orthodox Church standing very close to each other. We will head up to “21 Dhjetori” where the “Tirana Mosaic” is found. Entrance optional. We will keep riding through “Zogu I Zi” square, following the Durres Street up the very center of Tirana. The first thing that shows up is “Shtepia e Gjetheve” which is now a museum. Entrance optional. Later on we will ride through the “Deshmoret e Kombit” boulevard, The Tirana Cathedral, The communist Pyramid, several different government buildings, several building of the Tirana University. We will finish up next to Tirana’s artificial lake, where we will rest and enjoy a beautiful relaxing atmosphere in the midst of the green park which surrounds the lake and where we will have some snacks and soft drinks provided by the organizer (Jona Travel DMC Lufthansa City Center).

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Tirana City Tour

Full city walking tour of Tirana. Tirana, the heart and capital of Albania, like all other European metropolises has never ending movement and energy.  Tirana is worth discovering by both day and night. The hospitality shown towards tourists is something that will mark your journey not only in Tirana but also all over the country. During the tour, you can visit Skanderbeg Square, Clock Tower, Et’hem Beu Mosque, Pyramid, National Museum of History, National Gallery of Arts, Bunk Art 2, Open Museum, The neighborhood of ex leader of communism, Enver Hoxha. Back to hotel.

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Undiscovered Greece

10 Days / 9 Nights

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Vlora and The National Marine Park

Vlora is one of the largest, most populous cities in Albania and home to the second largest port in the country. The city is rich in history and antiquity which dates back to the 6th century B.C., when it was known as Aulona. Fragments of the massive wall surrounding Aulona have been found in the center of the city, close to Sheshi i Flamurit. The most interesting sights of Vlora include the Independence Museum (in the headquarters building of the first government), the History Museum, and the Ethnographic Museum. Among the religious objects in Vlora, one of the most important is the Mosque of Muradie, built in 1542 by the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, Mimar Sinani, who was probably originally from the region. He is the constructor of the famous Suleymanye Mosque in Istanbul and had also rebuilt other cities in Turkey, such as Edirne (Selymie Mosque), Erzurum and others. Sazan Island, the largest island off the coast of Albania, has a surface area of 5.7 square km is actually a military facility with no civil population. The island, once a fortified and isolated enclave, actually has bunkers and tunnels designed to withstand nuclear attacks. Something of a mystery for even many Albanians, the base once was occupied by as many as 3,000 military personnel. Sazan Island sits at Albania’s most western point, a fortress once used by Italy’s Fascist regime during the 1930s for controlling the “Otranto Strait”. Today more than half of the island’s surrounding marine area forms part of the Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park

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Vlora, Saranda, Butrinti, The Blue Eye and Gjirokaster

Discover the first capital of Albania, also called the City of Independence, Vlora. After a panoramic ride through the city the first stop is at the central square “Flag Square” and after a short explanation you can enter into the museum of independence and admire historical facts of Albanian first government. Proceed by the amazing seashore of Ionian sea and start driving through Albanian Riviera. After a short photography break in the highest point of the National Park of Llogara,  we proceed our panoramic trip through many touristic villages of south Albania and then make a lunch stop in Borsh. Accommodation in hotel in Saranda. The park of Butrint is a source of national pride. It was declared a world heritage center by UNESCO in 1992, and its 12 hectares are part of wetland areas with international importance protected by the RAMSAR convention. The city was built around the XIII century BC by the Trojans according to the Mythology. The strategic control of Butrint in Ion and land parts in the Balkans makes it desirable from major European powers since the First Peloponnesian war in the V century up to those Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman. The Blue Eye, which is located on the main road between Saranda and Gjirokastra, just 25 km away from Saranda town, is a karts source, the best known and most unique in Albania. The legends of the country are many, but what dominates is that of a beautiful girl who was sacrificed to the gods to have for free the pure water source. The place is appropriate for the daily tourism, exploring the many areas of green, among the old century plane-trees the dense shrubs and the several water sources. Gjirokastra - the "Stone City", situated in the southern part of Albania only 1 hour far from Saranda city, on the eastern slope of mountain Mali i Gjere. It is a commercial center in South Albania, it produces foodstuffs, leather, and textiles. There are several 18th-century mosques and churches and an old citadel (rebuilt in the 19th cent.) in the town. 

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Wine tasting in Berat

The city of one thousand window, icons, legends, churches and mosques Berat, a historical picturesque town in south-central Albania, lies on the slops of wild Mount Tomorri. Berat is one of the oldest in Albania, keeping the earliest traces of human habitation and settlement dating from 2600-1800 BC. The city of Berat was composed of two fortifications on both shores of the Osum River and is adorned with 40 Byzantine churches and some 30 mosques. Historical part of Berat features a castle, locally known as the Kalaja, most of which was built during reconstruction in the 13-th century, carried during the reign of the Epirote despot Michael Angelos Comnenus, although its origins possibly date back to the 4th century BC. The remarkable old town of Berat was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2008. The Kalaja citadel area of Berat numbers many Byzantine churches, mainly from the 13th century, several of which contain valuable wall paintings and icons. The name of Berat is derived via the Ottoman Turkish from the older Beligrad meaning “white city” in Slavic or Belgrade/, under which name it was known in Greek, Latin and Slavic documents during the early and Late Middle Ages. In the 17th century Berat was major merchant and craft center of the Ottoman Balkans specializing in wood carvin. Above Berat is a mountaintop fortress rebuilt by the Byzantines in the 13th century, with a view over the broad Osum River valley, serpentine river and snow-capped peaks. Inside Berat’s walls there are dwelling houses and the Onufri Museum.

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