Berat & Durres and Belsh Lake Day Tour from Tirana

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*This tour is unique as the city itself. It's architecture and it's history is unique, the culture and the costumes are unique, the homemade food is unique and above all the people are unique for their hospitality. It was already declared from visitors. *The Castle of Berat Berat Castle is not only a UNESCO site, but also being very old you can discover many interesting things * As far from the geographical position this town is surrounded by the mountains of Tomor and Shpirag and in the middle passes the river Osum. The typical Mediterranean climate and the geographical position make Berat a champion in terms of fruits and vegetables. You will find them and other fresh foods in the restaurants of Berat. *While in terms of architecture its built on a slope of a green hill .The castle at the top of the hill and the white houses on a slope below it, which seem to stand on top of each other, make their view very unique.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Guidealbania

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Durres

The meeting point at the hotel .After you will start the journey to Durres. Durres is One of the oldest City (founded in 627 B.C.) You are going to visit the amphitheater there,which was built in the beginning of the 2nd century before Christ In this Roman-style amphitheater, battles between gladiators were organized.After you will visit the center of Durres City.Then, walking along a pedestrian street with Italian-style buildings, built in the time of King Zog, you will go to the Sea where you will enjoy another view of the endless sea.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Berat Castle

First you will visit Berat Castle, which dates back to 4th century BC. The castle is one of the biggest inhabited castles and has many Byzantine churches, as well as some mosques built during the Ottoman era ,which began in 1417. Then you will learn a little history of Berat which is UNESCO World Heritage Site, more than 2400 year old. It is the most attractive city in our country. Berat is a very old town established by Illyrians with a fortified castle known as a city of Antipatrea.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Our next stop is in the old quarters of Mangalem and Gorica (old Berat)that are connected with each other by the Gorica Bridge over the Osumi River The bridge was built in XVIII century. It was originally made in 1780, during the ruling of Ahmet Kurt Pasha, it was rebuilt with stones.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Berat

After we are visiting the City of Berat (new Berat)there you will walk in the city pedestrian zone and will visit too Orthodox Church .After visits you will have a traditional lunch with home made specialties in one of best restaurants.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Kisha Shen Triadha (Holy Trinity Church)

You are going to visit this Byzantine Church built in 13 Century, stands on the steep hillside of Berat castle rising above the town

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The King Mosque

Visit King Mosque,also known as the Sultan's Mosque or Sultan Bayezid Mosque, is a mosque and a Cultural Monument in Berat The mosque was built in the 15th century by the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II for the local Albanian population. The King mosque became a Cultural Monument in 1948.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Halveti Teqe

Visit Halveti Tekke. The Halveti Tekke is a Cultural Monument of Albania, located in Berat. ... The teqe was built in 1782 from Ahmet Kurt Pasha and pertained to the Khalwati order, a Sufi sect. This Tekke has great architectural values, its ceiling is unique in its kind ,as far as the paintings and carvings inside it are unique.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Belsh

Leave Berat and continue the journey through a road with many views and picturesque, to arrive at Belshi lake with a wonderful view. You will enjoy the beauty of the lake and take wonderful photos there (30')Return to Tirana 1.30 minutes

Duration: 2 hour
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