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Berat

 
Berat The 2400 year old town of Berat is located in southcentral Albania. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns of Albania. As you can see from the pictures, it is no wonder that Berat is also known as the town of a thousand windows, also the Museum City Berat is a good base for exploring the region. The Monastery of Ardenica is not too far and the important archeological site of Apolonia can also be visited in a day. GROUP GUIDE - Tracking itineraries, nature oriented, to know the local fauna and flora. - Tracking itineraries suitable for all, better knowing the antique castles of ilir and medieval period. - Tracking for a couple of days in the oldest trail tracks Salt Road , stretching from K...
 

Butrint

 
Butrint Butrint is a major archeoligal site in Albania. It has been included in the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Butrint occupies a small peninsula between the Straits of Corfu and Lake Butrint. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city, and a bishopric. Following a period of prosperity under Byzantine administration, then a brief occupation by the Venetians, the city was abandoned in the late Middle Ages after marshes formed in the area. The present archaeological site is a repository of the ruins representing each period in the citys development. The limits of the World Heritage site were expanded in 1999 to include not only the walled city from the Greek and Roman pe...
 

Saranda

 
Saranda Saranda is a city in Southern Albania on the coast of the Ionian. It can be reached easily from the Greek island of Corfu by ferry. The town is a good base for exploring the most beautiful part of the Albanian coast - a strip also known as the Albanian riviera. Also, the coastal road to Vlore is wonderful. Not far from the resort of Saranda lie the impressive ruins of Butrint. Ignored for many years, rambling creepers hid ancient masonry and buildings so effectively that a Roman Theatre and Baptistery have only recently been discovered. You can also visit the museum city, Gjirokaster. It is about 1.5 hours by bus. The city center of Saranda has been scarred by communist architecture but since the fall of communism m...
 

Delvina

 
Delvina Delvina is because of a mountain-slope. Apart from the beatiful situation in particular the castle is worth seeing. In the level underneath the city is antiquity the Phoinike.. It's a peaceful little town where anyone can find his harmony enjoying people's friendship.is a small town in Southern Albania , for 16 km northeast from Saranda . Delvina is principal place of the circle of the same name. Delvina lost since 1990 at least one third of its citizens and has today still 4,200 inhabitants (estimation 2004). The city is because of a mountain-slope. It has a mosque and an orthodox church. On close convenient mountain are the remainders of a medieval castle. In the level underneath the city is the antique Phoinike....
 

Pogradec

 
Pogradec On the top of the hill overlooking Pogradec there is an ancient Illyrian fortress believed to have been known as Encheleana (Enkelana in albanian). In the Middle Ages this fortress was reconstructed and the place was renamed by the Macedonians, who invaded Southeastern Albania at this time (Pogradec, Pod Grad - the place beneath the fortress). During the Eighteenth century under Turkish occupation, the town became an administrative centre, but was largely destroyed ruing the World War I, again during the Italian-Greek War of 1940-1941 and twice during the National Liberation War (1941-1944); however a number of characteristic houses have been preserved as cultural monuments. Pogradec has a population of 15,000 inhabit...
 

Lezha Castle

 
Lezha Castle Before you spend the afternoon on the beach in Shengjin, take the short hike up the mountain in Lezha to the castle ruins. There's a breathtaking view of the mountains, villages, and coast. The castle floor is carpeted with grass, sage, caladiums, and stinging nettles. Sheep and goats often graze here. Skanderbeg fought the Turkish invaders here in 1444; the site is much older. If you'd like to visit his tomb, it's in the main square in Lezha and includes the remnants of an ancient fresco. Stroll through the bazaar while you're there....
 

 

 

 

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