Berat / Unesco Heritage

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"One day trip 1.5 hours driving O/W"

Meet at your hotel and departure to Berat.

Berat is one of the oldest cities of Albania, also part of UNESCO heritage since 2008. It is famous for its characteristic architecture, which has also given to the city the name ‘the city of 1001 windows’. 

Berat City was established in the 3rd century B.C by an Illyrian tribe of central Albania with a protective castle, it was also known as the fortified city of Antipatrea. In 1417 the town was occupied by the Ottomans.

Berat comprise a unique style of architecture with influences from several civilizations that have managed to coexist for centuries throughout the history. Like many cities in Albania, Berat comprises an old fortified city filled with churches and mosques painted with grandiose wealth of visible murals and frescos.

Berat is situated at the foot of Tomorri Mountain and on the shores of Osum River. Built in a white color on a green slope with the river at its feet, it offers a striking view. It is famous for its white-washed houses with their many windows which seem to have been built on top of each other.

Details of the tour:

- Visit to the Castle, build over the hills of the city. It dates mainly from the 13th century and contains many Byzantine       churches in the area and Ottoman mosques.

- Visit the lovely painted Bachelors Mosque-  formerly the Sylejman Pasha Mosque, is a Cultural Monument of                   Albania.It became a Cultural Monument in 1961.

- Visit the Tekke of the Helvetis- Cultural Monument of Albania. The teqe was built in 1782 from Ahmet Kurt Pasha and       pertained to the Khalwati order, a Sufi sect.

- Visit the Museum quarter Mangalemi, the oldest one in the city.

- Visit the Gorica bridge- It is one of the oldest and most popular Ottoman bridges in Albania. It connects two parts of     Berat, was originally built from wood in 1780 and was rebuilt with stone in the 1920s.

 

Lunch in a  traditional restaurant where you can taste the traditional food of this area. Visit at Çobo Winery where you can taste traditional Albanian wine and see the wine production procedure

At the afternoon return to the hotel

 

In this price is included:

  • Excursions as per the itinerary
  • Transportation by private coach with air-conditioned
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes

 

Excluded:

  • Entrance fees to monuments mentioned (Total cost of entry fees is 3. euro pp) optional
  • Wine tasting visit with snacks 8 € pp/optional
  • Lunch, 10 euro/person/optional
  • Tips and personal

 

Price per person  35 EUR'
Price per Child (4-10 years) 17 EUR'

Excursion Type

Cultural

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