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PROGRAM 6: Tirana -Vlora - Narte - Kanine - Radhime and back to Tirana

Day 1: Afternoon departure from Tirana to Vlora. Overnight in Vlora.

Day 2:
Departure at 09:30 from Vlora, one hour drive to the West road to Zvernec Island, which is in the Narta Lagoon (situated on the southern corner of the Adriatic, north of the bay of Vlora). It is an evergreen island, with a monastery of the XIV century, which is the area’s greatest cultural wealth. Visit  to the Church of Saint Mary, which is a well-preserved Byzantine Church, surrounded by evergreen trees. Another church to visit is the Church of Marmiro, which technical construction is fascinating and it is called “Mother” of the Zvernec Church. Lunch in Narta. Departure to Kanina (half an hour drive.) From the top of the holl where Kanina lies, there is a very pretty view that stretches from the Adriatic to the Vjosa Valley and to the little Myzeqe field. The castle of Kanina was built on this hill. The elders of Kanina say that 5 “nations” worked on the castle: Illyrians, Romans, Venetians, Byzantinne  and the Ottoman. The castle lies on a surface of 3625ha. Archeological diggings of 1971-1977 show that the area was inhabited from the first millennium B.C, it turned into a fortified city with squared walls and the castle with 18 towers. Overnight in Radhima, which is a village of Vlora district, on the Western side of Lungara Mountain. It is known as an ancient dwelling place of the IIId century B.C.

Day 3: Morning departure to Tirana.

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 March 2006 )
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