3 Day Tour of Gjirokastra museum city , Permet thermal baths

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This tour is a combination of its rich history and culture of South Albania , which unveils in the best way on the museum city of Gjirokastra , and the stunning nature of Permet.

Highlights

  • Gjirokaster Old Bazar
  • Gjirokastra Castle
  • Blue Eye
  • Permet
  • Thermal Waters of Benje

Description

Day 1 Tirane-Blue Eye- Gjirokaster -Departing Tirana at the dawn of 8 o'clock, we shall journey towards Gjirokastra, a place 230 kilometers away, renowned for its remarkable preservation of the Ottoman architecture and its prominent agricultural land. We will traverse through the depths of Southern Albania, admiring the green fields that the countryside has to offer. Along our path, we shall be accompanied by the Vjosa River, one of the few untamed rivers of Albania and the surrounding Balkan region. The travel time is 3 hours -Gjirokastra Old Bazar : At the heart of the city lies the main square, proudly named after the renowned Albanian Patriot of the 19th century, Cerciz Topulli. Here, the cobblestone streets culminate in a splendid spectacle, their journey from the castle's lofty heights finally at an end. This day, the city proudly displays its history to all who visit, with a splendid array of souvenirs and stories shared by the affable inhabitants. -Gjirokastra Castle: Majestically, we tread through the bustling Bazaar to reach the grand Gjirokastra Fortress. Upon the hilltop's natural defenses, it was the first settlement of the city, deeply rooted in the captivating legend of Argjiro, the young princess who sacrificed herself. Thusly, it is commonly referred to as the Crown of the City. -The Blue Eye Gjirokaster:One must traverse the verdant parkland to behold the grandeur of the 'Blue Eye' spring - an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon and popular tourist attraction. The river's crystalline depths can be viewed from more than fifty metres below, and the refreshingly clear blue waters are a sight to behold. The journey to the springs is well worth the fifteen-minute walk through nature's finest. Day 2 Gjirokaster - Permet On our way to Permet we head from Gjirokastra and could not include a stop on the amazing canyons of Kelcyra created by the Vjosa river 'The last wild River Of Europe'. We can stop to enjoy a coffee break to enjoy the beautiful view of the rubin coloured water of the river and the carved Canyon created from the erosion of thousands of years. We arrive in Permet , also known as the city of roses, famous for it beautiful gardens full of flowers and the amazing nature that surrounds it. A visit at the mystic 'Rock of Permet' a giant piece of stone that is believed to have fallen from the mountain nearby to occupy the centre of the city offering a panoramic view from the top. Located almost half an hour from the city of Permet , the natural thermal baths rich in sulphur are a major tourist attraction and is believed to be highly curative. Despite the temperature you can always have a swim inside the hot water just dont forget to bring your swimsuit. Day 3 Permet- Durres-Tirane on the way back to Tirana we will visit the city of Durres, a city that is as modern as ancient on the same time. We can enjoy some moment on the beautiful promenade and visit the Ancient Durresi Amphitheatre nearby.

Includes

English Speaking guide and driver Comfortable private vehicle 3 star hotel or guesthouse accommodation with breakfast entrance tickets to sites mentioned in the itinerary

Important Information

  • dont forget to bring your swimwear and big towels if you would like to swim in Permet or Blue eye

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