A Jeep day tour in Berat, known as the city of 1001 windows or the museum city, is one of the oldest and most beautiful places in Albania, with a settlement having existed there since the 6th century BC. Come along on this day tour for the wine tasting in a small local tavern. Then wander the winding streets of the picturesque town of Berat and visit the castle of 20 churches.
Berat Albania is one of the most historic and oldest cities in Albania. That said, it can easily fill your entire day with beautiful landscapes, rich culture, and deep heritage. This UNESCO-protected site is divided into three large neighborhoods;
Mangalem, Gorica, and the medieval castle. The Osum River forms the border between the first two. The medieval castle, amazingly enough, is still inhabited.
The city lies on the banks of river Osumi and it’s surrounded by mountains. In the background of the city, you can see the mountain of Tomorr. Behind the mountain is a legend that says that the mountain was a giant who fought with another giant called Shpirag (the other mountain) over a girl.
Old, old-time ago, in Berat, lived happily a maiden by the name Osumi. She was so pretty that her beauty did not go unnoticed. There were two brothers who loved each other dearly and had each other’s back at war and at celebrations…
Until they met Osumi. Both of them were amazed and taken away by her beauty. Both fought to get her heart, without knowing they were fighting for the same girl. They happily told each other stories about meeting the maiden and how happy they were that they found the one.
Little did they know that their happiness was to be short-lived.
And like every other legend, this one of Berat Albania has an ending too.
The maiden who was confused and did not know whom to choose decided to tell them the truth. Moreover, that this truth was bitter it was also harsh and supposed to kill. The truth was going to separate this brotherly love, forever.
This maiden that went by the name Osumi, went over to their place and confessed the deadly bearing news. The pain and the screams were heard all around this little town of Albania, Berat. While they begged each other to give up on her, none of them accepted.
The brothers filled with rage and fury went on a war against each other. Tomorr pulled out his sword and cut his brother many times causing him deep wounds, while his brother was striking him with fists and throwing stones at him to defend himself.
Berat this town in Albania was at war. The war resulted in the death of these brothers, whom the Gods decided to punish by turning them into mountains.
While, Osumi, when she learned the result of her actions, sat down on their feet and started to cry until she drowned in her own tears. The Gods turned her into a river that runs through the mountains to the town where she was born.
Nowadays, if you visit this town of Albania, you will see the two mountains that face each other with their characteristic signs on them that are a result of their fight, and also you will see Osumi running through the mountains and the town.
The people of Berat were first called Illyrians, then Arbër, and finally Albanians. Located in central Albania, Berat bears witness to the coexistence of various religious and cultural communities down the centuries.
It features a castle, locally known as the Kala, most of which was built in the 13th century, although its origins date back to the 4th century BC. The citadel area numbers many Byzantine churches, mainly from the 13th century. As well as several mosques built under the Ottoman era which began in 1417.
A Jeep day tour in Berat to remember.
The city of Berat offers rare examples of an architectural style typical of the Ottoman period. The people of Berat were first called Illyrians, then Arbër, and finally Albanians. Located in central Albania, Berat bears witness to the coexistence of various religious and cultural communities down the centuries. It features a castle, locally known as the Kala, most of which was built in the 13th century, although its origins date back to the 4th century BC. The citadel area numbers many Byzantine churches, mainly from the 13th century, as well as several mosques built under the Ottoman era which began in 1417. The old town section of Berat is one of the oldest in Albania, with the earliest traces of settlement dating from 2600-1800 BC and archeological finds such as ceramics from the 7th or 6th century BC.
Departure Point: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana
Departure Time: 09:00 AM
Return Details: 18:00 PM
Every trip is different, depending on weather conditions. Our trips are not recommended for pregnant women, children under 2 years old and people who suffer from any medication disability. Do not bring unnecessary items or items of high value on board, our company will not take responsibility for any loss.