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Corfu to Albania 6 Day Trip

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Duration

6 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Category

Cultural Holidays

Overview

.Corfu to Albania Tour is suitable for those travelers residing in Corfu during the summer period.

The tour starts at Saranda port where you will be met by the local guide who will escort you in Albania throughout the trip. Travel to Gjirokastra enlisted in the Unesco Heritage Sites.

On the way we will make a short break to the Blue Eye water springs. Afterwards we will continue towards Korca, the city of Serenades.

On the way there, we will stop in different cities to explore their culture. Next on the list is Tirana, the colorful capital of Albania, with stops to the cities in our way we will discover beautiful landscapes and landmarks of historical importance.

Then, we will travel towards Berati, the city of 1000 windows or rows upon rows. You will learn the history and culture of Albania on this tour.

The next day we will travel toward Llogara where we will stop along the way. While traveling to Llogara we will explore the monastery of Ardenica that belongs to the Byzantine era.

Finally we travel along the Albanian Riviera, a hidden gem in the Ionian Coast.

As we go through we will stop to along the way and visit the Castle of Ali Pasha Tepelena. The castle has a beautiful strategic location along the coast.

Reconstructed by a prominent Albanian ruler of Southern Albania and Northern Greece during the 18-19 century. It served as a residential area and a fort for a long time.

We continue toward the picturesque village of Borsh and have some moments of relaxation before returning to Saranda where our tour ends.

This Corfu to Albania tour is a nice tour if you like agri-tourism farms, food tours and cultural exploration in Albania.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the UNESCO Towns of Berat and Gjirokastra
  • Enjoy delicious Albanian dishes and learn about the Albanian Culinary Traditions
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Albanians

Itinerary

Day 1: Sarandë – Gjirokastra – Përmet
The tour starts at Saranda port where you will be met by the local guide who will escort you in Albania throughout the trip. Travel to Gjirokastra enlisted in the Unesco Heritage Sites. On the way we will make a short break to the Blue Eye water springs . In Gjirokastra we visit the castle of Gjirokastra and Ethnographic Museum. The journey continues to Permet called as well as the city of flowers, through the beautiful Kelcyra canyon. Organized traditional dinner in Përmet.
Day 2: Përmet – Ersekë – Korçë
Breakfast in Përmet. Today we travel through Ersekë and the Gërmenj Park were will have a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we reach Korçë where we visit the city center, Mirahori Mosque and Icon’s Museum. Dinner in Korca
Day 3: Korçë – Elbasan – Tiranë
Today we travel toward Elbasan and visit the medieval castle dating back to the 15th century. There we visit the castle, King Mosque and Saint Mary church. Lunch is organized as well inside the castle. After lunch we travel to Tirana where upon arrival we visit the Scanderbeg square, Et’hem Bey Mosque, National History Museum and the Boulevard.
Day 4. Tiranë – Krujë – Marikaj – Berat
Breakfast in Tirana. Today we visit Kruja, the castle and Scanderbeg Museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century which withstood successfully to at least 3 major sieges by the Ottoman Empire. The museum we will visit, is dedicated to the Albanian medieval hero Gjergj Kastrioti or ‘Scanderbeg’. He is considered the most important figure for all the Albanians wherever they live. Lunch will be in the agritourist center of Marikaj where will experience the true Albanian hospitality. Arrival in Berat, a city protected by UNESCO. In the afternoon we walk through Mangalem and Gorica neighborhoods to finish in grandeur with a photo shooting of Mangalem quarter by night.
Day 5. Berat – Ardenicë – Llogora
In the morning we visit the castle of Berat. Lunch in the castle of Berat. We continue traveling to Ardenica monastery, the place where our National Hero Scanderbeg was married in the 15th century.We visit the castle and Onufri museum. Next stop is Vlora where we learn about the important role it played in 1912 as the city of Albanian Independence from the Ottoman Empire. In the afternoon we reach the National Park of Llogara were will be accommodated.
Day 6. Llogora – Porto Palermo – Borsh – Saranda
Breakfast in Llogara. Today we travel along the Albanian Riviera, a hidden gem in the Ionian Coast. As we go through we will stop to along the way and visit the Castle of Ali Pasha Tepelena. The castle has a beautiful strategic location along the coast. Reconstructed by a prominent Albanian ruler of Southern Albania and Northern Greece during the 18-19 century it served as a residential area and a fort for a long time. We continue toward the picturesque village of Borsh where will have lunch. After this relaxing time we head to the city of Saranda.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotel, BB services, 6 nights
  • 6 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Transportation for 6 days
  • Driver/Guide accommodation expenses for 6 nights, fb
  • Museum and archaeological center tickets
  • Assistance by our agency
  • Transfers (boat trip) from Corfu to Saranda port
  • Insurance
  • Drinks

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