During this day trip we will visit Shengjergj village which has been a shelter for a few Jews families during the WW2. A place where those families got to hide and shelter, to be protected from the Nazi persecution, to give them the chance to survive…
The beautiful nature of the mountain area of Tirana is combined with the high hospitality of the locals.
The Tekke of Ballenje in Martanesh, is a unique shrine, considered one of the three most holy places for the Bektashi order in Albania. Bektashism is an Islamic Sufistic movement, established by Balım Sultan in the 16th century and named after Haji Bektash Veli.
Starting from Tirana, Durres Pier, Elbasan or anywhere else in Central Albania.
Ending at the same point where we started.
Itinerary of the Trip:
Meet with Dorian. Depart from the pier/ hotel or your specified meeting place to reach Dajti mountain where we will stop for some beautiful photos along the way.
Continue driving to the little waterfall of Shengjergj just before we reach the center of the village. Meeting the locals and listening their stories how their grandparents helped and sheltered Jews during the WW2.
Drive towards Martanesh area with plenty of nature photo stops along the way.
Meeting the Dervish of the Tekke and listening to his stories about the Bektashi religion.
Late afternoon, we’ll head back to the pier or your specified place.
Transport with a very comfortable car, minivan or van A/C etc.
Professional, Licensed-Certified Tourist Guide/Driver.
Hotel or Pier pick-up and drop off.
Entrance fees wherever needed
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Museums are closed on Mondays, except of any specific agreement in advance for visits of big groups, cruise ship visitors etc.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair due to hilly terrain.