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Day Tour of Berat Durres and Belsh from Tirana

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Renowned for its outstanding architecture and distinctive Ottoman-style dwellings, Berat is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and an essential part of any visit to Albania. The most iconic city of Albania

Highlights

  • Durres Coastal City
  • Berat UNESCO World Heritige Site city and castle tour
  • Belsh - The Albanian Tuscany

Description

Beginning our tour from Tirana, we will be travelling to the coastal city of Durres, a unique blend of culture and nature. Here, we will be able to take a leisurely stroll on the main promenade and witness the serene beauty of the sea, as well as visit the historic amphitheatre which has long been home to the battles of Gladiators. We shall set forth from Durres and make our way to Central South Albania, to the City of Many Windows, Berat. Since 2008, it has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, and continues to be a significant city even today, boasting a remarkable history of over two millennia. Despite the passage of time, life has remained persistent here, and the Castle or “Kalaja” is the oldest district of the city. Predominantly inhabited by the Christian Orthodox population, this part of the city features a remarkable assemblage of churches, some of which date as far back as the 14th century. The majestic Citadel of Berat, commonly referred to as Berat Castle and its castle quarter, soars grandly above the town of Berat, Albania. Its majestic walls date back to the 13th century and are surrounded by a multitude of Byzantine churches as well as Ottoman mosques. Mangalem stands majestically in the hills below the castle, its typical architecture and white walls being a testament to its past. It is a scene of beauty, its counterpart, Gorica, visible in the many windows that line its walls. Structured mainly during the Ottoman period, it was still affected by the devastating earthquake which saw parts of the city destroyed and the style of architecture change from its heavy towers with small windows and stone to a lighter build with larger windows. We can also enjoy a traditional lunch in Berat. s we depart from The 1001 windows and embark on our journey back to Tirana, we shall traverse past what has been bestowed the title of 'the Tuscany of Albania', a realm of lush emerald hills, flourishing olive groves and many tranquil small lakes, creating an awe-inspiring vista.

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Air-conditioned vehicle Private transportation All Fees and Taxes Professional English Tour Guide

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