After the breakfast proceed to visit Berat, named the “city of one thousand windows”, with a castle rising predominantly over the city. The city lies by the foot of the Tomorri Mountain, considered in antiquity as a sacred place. 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. Berat is also home to a considerable number of mosques that were built in the Ottoman period. The King’s Mosque (Xhamia e Mbretit) is the oldest one, built in the fifteenth century at the time of Bayazid II, notable for its fine ceiling. Visit to the castle build on the hills of the city, Onufer Museum, Saint Trinity Church, Saint Nicolas Cathedral and museum quarters of Mangalemi and Gorica. Lunch at a restaurant at the edge of Osum River. After lunch continue to Durres, where you’ll learn about the history of this ancient city. There are 3000 years of civilization of the biggest sea-port city in Albania. Visit to the fortress build in the IV-V century BC with 120 hectares and 44 km circumference of surface, Roman amphitheatre with a capacity of 20.000 spectators and the Venetian Tower.
Accommodation in 4* Hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Durres.