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PROGRAM 7: Tirana - Vlore - Sarande - Butrint and back to Tirana

Day 1: Departure in the afternoon from Tirana to Vlora. Leisure time. Dinner in a place on the top of a hill called “Kusbaba”, from where you can have a wonderful view of the whole city. Overnight in Vlora.

Day 2: Departure to Saranda, traveling along the coastline. Saranda is the Albanin’s Southern most city. It lies on the bay of the same name and on the hill across the sea. The sea view is wonderful, the variety of flora, flavored by the soft climate, make Saranda a preferred tourist town. Lunch in a nice restaurant where you can enjoy seafood. After lunch, departure to the ancient city of Butrinti, which is located 18km in South of Saranda and is one of the historical-cultural points of most importance in the country and simultaneously represents a very significant part of the world culture inheritance.

Butrint is under the protection of the UNESCO. Significant objects that are very attractive for the tourists are:

  • Ancient Theatre of Butrint, with a capacity of 1500 seats, maintained in very good conditions.
  • Baptistery, which is the biggest in Balkan.
  • Paleochristian Basilica, a simple architectonic construction both internally and externally.

Asclepius temple (dedicated to the god of medicine), as well as numerous mosaics, ancient walls, the gates of the city etc. In the afternoon return to Saranda. Overnight.

Day 3: After breakfast, departure to Tirana via Gjirokastra.

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 March 2006 )
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