In the morning we’ll depart from Vlora’s city and proceed through the panoramic road of Jonian Riviera. Stop in Dhermi visit the Church of Ipapandia, which is situated very close to the beach and can be reached via a 5-minute drive on secondary road. Exhibiting typical features of the mid 14 ͭ ͪ century churches on the Albanian coast, the Church of Ipapandia has a large, semi-circular shaped atrium, which is divided by the narthex. Proceed to ancient city of Himara which contains a number of houses and churches of the post-Byzantine period. Perhaps the most beautiful church within the walls is the Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchusand, also known as the Church of All Saints. This former seat of the archbishopric of Himara showcases church walls preserving its multiple phases of construction, part of them being built on top of earlier walls, original construction, is thought to have occurred towards the end of the 10 ͭ ͪ century.
After lunch in Himara we will take time to visit the Borsh Mosque, which is the only monument of the castle that is almost fully preserved. In 1769, the commander of the castle, a supporter of Ali Pasha, conducted massive works that enabled people to live inside the castle.
Arrival and Overnight in Saranda. Accommodation in 3* Hotel.