Visit to Berat & Apollonia
DAY TRIP TO APOLLONIA & BERAT
Duration: 7 to 10 hours (Approx.) Hotel pickup Tirane or Durres
Discover the stunning historical and cultural sites of Albania on a full-day trip to Apollonia and Berat, departing from Tirana or Durres. Begin your journey by traveling to the Archaeological Park of Apollonia, one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites in Albania. The ancient city of Apollonia was founded in the 6th century B.C. by Greek colonists and was considered one of the most prominent cities in the region. Thanks to the preserved ruins and monuments scattered throughout the park, visitors can explore the grandeur of the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
After exploring Apollonia, continue on to the picturesque town of Berat, known as the "Town of a Thousand Windows" for its beautiful white Ottoman houses. The highlight of Berat is its magnificent castle, built in the 13th century and home to several Byzantine churches, as well as a mosque and a museum. From the castle, enjoy panoramic views of the town and the Osum River Valley.
Next, take a stroll through the cobbled streets of the historic Mangalem quarter, lined with traditional houses and shops selling local handicrafts. Admire the stunning Gorica Bridge, which spans the Osum River and connects the Mangalem and Gorica neighborhoods. Built in the 18th century, the bridge is a testament to the town's Ottoman heritage.
During the day trip, enjoy the company of an expert guide who will share fascinating stories and insights into the history and culture of Albania. The tour includes air-conditioned transportation, all fees and taxes, and a delicious lunch featuring traditional Albanian cuisine.
This unforgettable day trip is perfect for history and culture enthusiasts, architecture and heritage lovers, and anyone looking to explore the hidden gems of Albania
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tirana or Durres
All Fees and Taxes
Lunch is not included.
History and Culture
Architecture and Heritage
Apollonia and Berat
Apollonia Museum & Church
Berat Castle and Gorica Bridge
Opportunities to customize the trip
The tour is a full day and usually starts at 08:00 in the morning.
Please note that some monuments in Albania may be subject to availability during national holidays.
The price for this tour is 120 euro per person.