Gjirokastra & Saranda shore trip

Saranda is the southern town on the Albanian coast and only a few kilometers from Corfu. Saranda is one of the most important tourist attractions of the Albanian Riviera. It is situated on an open sea gulf of the Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean, about 4 kilometers from the Greek island of Corfu.

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Overview

 

 

 

 

After pick-up from the port terminal in Saranda, continue to Gjirokastra (UNESCO heritage)where we visit the pre-Ottoman citadel with a Weapons Museum and former political prison. After a stroll around town, where many of the buildings retain their original architecture and construction on wood and stone work. Lunch, then return again to Saranda. Saranda is the southern town on the Albanian coast and only a few kilometers from Corfu. Saranda is one of the most important tourist attractions of the Albanian Riviera. It is situated on an open sea gulf of the Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean, about 4 kilometers from the Greek island of Corfu. Near Sarandë are the remains of the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Saranda became important in Roman times as a strategic point along the sea route between Italy and Greece. Butrint antic city is the most important archaeological site in Albania. Butrint dates from the 7th century BC, later becoming a Roman colony, then falling under the sway of the Venetians and Turks. Virgil claimed that the Trojans settled Butrint, but no evidence of this has yet been found. Within a century of the Greeks arriving, Butrint had become a fortified trading city with its own acropolis, the ruins of which we can still visit. The rediscovered city is a microcosm of almost 3,000 years of Mediterranean history, and its 6th century BC fortification evokes the city's military power and symbolizes the rich culture of the once thriving ancient city. Exploration of amphitheater, Venetian tower, mosaic, lion gate, etc. Than we return to Saranda and have a city tour (ancient synagogue, Lekuresi Castle). Leisure time. Return to deck. 
 

AVAILABILITY

Activity Date :07/11/2018Change Dates

Walking tour (09:00)

€ 99.00

 

ACTIVITY DETAILS

  • TypeCity Tours and Sightseeing City Tours and Sightseeing
  • Activity OperatorAlbania Explorer Tour Operator
  • Duration7 Hours
  • Available OnMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Starting PlaceUpon arrival at the port from pick up point (and/or other time/place if agreed to do so)
  • LevelModerate

INCLUSION(S) AND EXCLUSION(S)

  • Inclusion(s)

    • Local guide in English during all tour itinerary
  • Exclusion(s)

  • Everything else not mentioned in "Inclusions"
    Lunch supplement 14 euro per person : 3 course menu
                                                                           1 local drink
                                                                           0.5 bottle of water

  • Terms and Conditions

    Full payment (100%) to be done at the time of booking confirmation.

  • All tours/excursions are quoted based on minimum 2 persons.

 

 

 

 

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  • Land Activity