Albania Day Tour

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About Albania Day Tour

The excursion to Albania is a day trip to a mysterious and fascinating country where you can experience for a few hours’ drive away another way of life (passports necessary).

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The excursion to Albania is a day trip to a mysterious and fascinating country where you can experience for a few hours’ drive away another way of life (passports necessary).

Passing from Greece to Albania, through Skala (traditional Albanian village) and citrus groves, to Butrint, arriving around 10.15am. Butrint National Park lies just outside of Ksamili, a UNESCO World Heritage archeological and ancient site set in the beautiful woodlands. It is located on a hill overlooking the Vivari Channel. Inhabited since prehistoric times. Butrint was an ancient city throughout Greek, Roman, bishopric and Byzantine periods. The city was finally abandoned during the Middle Ages perhaps due to the marsh surrounding and subsequent malaria epidemic despite being one of the greatest classical cities of the Mediterranean. The current archaeological site includes an impressive Roman amphitheater, a Byzantine Basilica, a Roman temple with mosaic floor, a beautifully carved lions gate as well numerous constructions built throughout the periods. Butrint was originally a town within the ancient region of Epirus. It was the one of the major centers of the local Chaonian tribe with close contacts to the Greek colony on Corfu and Illyrian tribes to the north. According to the Roman writer Virgil, its legendary founder was the Trojan seer Helenus, the son of King Priam, who had married Andromache and moved West after the fall of Troy. The historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus wrote that Aeneas visited Butrint after his own escape from the destruction of Troy. In Butrint we will be approximately staying in Butrint  for 2 and a half hours. Then we drive to the town of Agioi Saranda and we stop for free time for 3 hours for lunch, swimming, shopping. We stay in Agii Saranda around 3 hours. This small town of about 33.000 inhabitants is an attractively situated port and seaside town. Saranda is built back from the pleasant small beach, fringed with palm trees. On the far side of the bay are the harbour and the modern town above the port facilities. The town is situated on a beautiful horseshoe bay between the mountains and the Ionian Sea. Located opposite the Greek island of Corfu, Saranda is characterised by a Mediterranean climate and warm sea waters. Saranda typically has over 300 sunny days a year. 

Trip Details

Albania Day Tour
07:00 - 19:00

Opening Times

Dates
2nd Jun - 13th Oct
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Pricing

Adult
10 - 70 years
€40
Child
2 - 10 years
€30
Infant
0 - 2 years
Free

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