• Duration: 8,5 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

Today you will learn about real Albania living in villages and also how they have lived centuries ago. Will head towards the south-east of Albania, to Belsh, a small town which is the center of an area called Dumre plateau, known for more than 86 small karstic origin lakes.

Our day will continue heading south towards the 2000-year-old town of Berati, registered and protected by UNESCO as an important cultural heritage site since 2008. There we will visit the Berati fortress, one of the few fortresses in Albania that continue to be inhabited; it is set on a 187-meter-high hill, on the left side of the Osumi River slope.

Within the fortress, we will visit the Church of Saint Mary and the Onufri Museum within it, and a few byzantine churches. On the old quarter of Berat, coming down from the fortress, we will admire the characteristic architecture of the houses as well as the King Mosque, Bachelor’s Mosque, and Halvetie Teqe.

Itinerary

Tirana

Belshi Lake

Belshi lake is locate in Dumre area known as the Tuscany of Albania.

At 8:30 am in the morning we will head towards south-east of Albania, to Belsh, a small town which is the center of an area called Dumre plateau, known for more than 86 small carstic origin lakes. We will visit Belshi lake and enjoy a short walk on the town promenade. The whole area is known as the Tuscany of Albania 

Berat Fortress

Berat Fortress is the only one which still inhabited nowadays in Albania

We will visit the Berati fortress, one of the few fortresses in Albania that continue to be inhabited; it is set on a 187-meter-high hill, on the left side of the Osumi River slope. Initially, a protourban settlement, in the 7th-5th century BC, as an important strategic point, it was converted into a fortress town with a length of up to 1,400 meters and a surface area of ​​10 ha.

Within the fortress we will visit the Church of Saint Mary and the Onufri Museum within it and few byzantine churches. Berat is a city registered and protected by UNESCO as an important cultural heritage since 2008.

Berat Old Town

Berat Old Town is known as the Town of Thousand Windows, due to its white houses and their windows, that are "climbing" on the city's hills.

On the old quarter of Berat, coming down from the fortress, we will admire the characteristic architecture of the houses as well as the King Mosque, Bachelor’s Mosque and Halvetie Teqe. Berat is also known for its good traditional cuisine. 

What's included

Air-conditioned vehicle
Certified Guide
Onufri Museum Ticket

What's excluded

Everything else that is not mentioned at the Inclusion section.
Guide Gratuity

What do I need to bring

- Backpack

- Water bottle 


Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for people with back problems

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Ελληνικά

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