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Exploring the Adriatic and Ionian Coast

Itinerary                                                                                                                           

Corfu arrival,Saranda,Butrinti archeological site, Gjirokastra & Berat/Unesco -World Heritage,  Durres

Kruja medieval town,Shkodra &Budva,Kotor,Dubrovnik/departure

Duration8 days
Length750 km, total driving
Minimum group size25 Travelers
PriceStarts from 490 EUR’(HB basis)

01.

Arrival in Corfu (Greece)

Arrival in Corfu, transfer at 4* Hotel. In afternoon visit in the historical center built in a Venetian style and the old bazaar where there are many shops. Overnight in Corfu.

02.

Corfu Town, (Unesco -World Heritage)- Saranda

After breakfast visit in Corfu town World Heritage, visit in the fortress and in the palace of Mon Repos King. After lunch, transfer to the port of Corfu and part by ferry to Saranda.

Check-in hotel, visit all the marvelous sites of the city of Saranda. The city was mentioned in the first century B.C. with the name Onhezmus.  In the evening visit to Lekursi castle from where you’ll enjoy a charming view of Saranda bay and the island of Corfu, Accommodation at 4* Hotel. Overnight in Saranda.

03.

Butrinti –Gjirokastra –Berat (Unesco  Heritage) / 250 km

Our Trip continues to Butrint Archeological Park, a World Heritage Site- since 1992, Butrint is only 18 km of distance from Saranda and includes such sights as the Askelapius temple, the theater, the stoat, the portals, the baptistery, the Venetian fortress, and more. The ecosystem surrounding the area is a national park, offering you the opportunity to walk in a real Mediterranean “jungle”.  Visit new excavations of the Roman Colony of Butrint. The trip continues to Gjirokastra (Unesco -World Heritage), which is also known as the stone city. Visit at the fortress, built in 4th century,  the church in the old Bazaar, the characteristic shops of Gjirokastra. In afternoon proceeds to Berat.  Accommodation in 4* Hotel. Overnight in Berat.

04.

Berat (Unesco Heritage).-Durres (90 km)

In the morning, visit in Berat which is part of Unesco world heritage, and which is known as “the city of one thousand windows” with 2400 years of history, testimonial of which is the castle built on the hills of the city. Inside

the walls of the castle you will visit a lot of attractive touristic objects such as: the Onufer museum, Saint Trinity church, enclosed by 20 smaller churches.

Afternoon continue to Durres city,3000 years of civilization, you’ll visit the fortress build in the IV-V century BC. The tour continues with visits in Amphitheatre which has the form of an ellipse, with a capacity of 20.000 spectators and the Venetian Tower. Accommodation in 4* Hotel. Overnight in Durres.

05.

Kruja -Shkodra-Budva (200 km)

In the morning the tour continues to Kruja city were u will visit the medieval fortress and the museum of Scanderbeg, our National Hero. A visit to the “old Bazaar” were you can do shopping. Proceed to ancient city of Shkodra, which has been the capital city of Illyrians state of Ardians.Visit to Rozafa Castle and its museum to learn about the legend of the woman who was buried alive. The castle has been built in the II century BC.Visit to the heritage city center where you can see, the Watch Tower, steam-bath, Grand Church, Grand Mosque. Lunch in one of the picturesque

restaurants of Shkodra Lake, where you can taste fresh fish baked on a tile. Afternoon continue to Budva. Accommodation in 4* Hotel. Overnight in Budva.

06.

Budva-Kotor -Dubrovnik (100 km)

After the breakfast visit in the Old Town along with the city of Budva .Second the legend  was said to have been discovered by a Greek sailor by the name of Boutoua, founded in 4th century B.C.Continue to Kotor, Unesco world heritage site and enjoy the marvelous scenery along the great nature. In Kotor we are going to take a walking tour around the old part of the fortified city. It is home to numerous sights, such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in the old town (built in 1166), and the ancient walls which stretch for 4.5 km directly above the city. In afternoon, proceed to Dubrovnik. Accommodation at the 3* Hotel.Overnight in Dubrovnik.

07.

Dubrovnik

After the breakfast visit to some of the most ancient monuments of Dubrovnik(ex Raguza),the fortress of the city, the Francescan Monastery,Saint Blasius church and the most ancients farmacy in the Balkan.The visit proceeds walk along the city walls and take in glorious vistas over the azure coastline. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Accommodation in 3* Hotel.

08.

Departure from Dubrovnik

After breakfast transfer to airport for departure  taking with you the most beautiful memories of this trip!