Morning leave Shkodra,the trip continues to the historic city of Kruja, where you’ll visit The Medieval Castle, the Museum of our National Hero Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg and the Ethnographic Museum.
Kruja: Home of Albania's National and most important hero, Scanderbeg, whom in the 15th century successfully kept the Turkish at bay for over thirty years. A stop at the Old Bazaar where you can have handmade souvenirs shopping. Departure from Kruja to the coastal city of Durres which is known since the year 627 BC with the name of Epidamnus, later the name of the city became Dyrrah. In the afternoon you’ll visit the fortress of the city build in the IV-V century BC Roman Amphitheatre with the capacity of 20.000 spectators and the Venetian tower.
Drive to Berati, part of UNESCO. In afternoon sightseeing tour of Berat city which is built alongside the Osumi River, the city lies by the foot of the Tomorri Mountain, considered in antiquity as a sacred place. Named, “The city of one thousand windows”, Berat has three characteristic quarters, Mangalem, Kala (the castle) and Gorica, and is described as a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman city located in central Albania. Part of the city is the castle, which was built in the thirteenth century, but the origins of the site date back to the fourth century B.C. The center of the castle quarter is rich with many Byzantine churches; most of them unique for the wall paintings, icons and the values they hold. The cathedral of St. Mary houses the Onufri National Iconographic Museum.
Accommodation in 3* Hotel. Traditional dinner. Overnight in Berati.