During this day trip we will visit the city of Vlore, which has been the center of the Albanian resistance against the Ottomans which culminated with the declaration of the Independence at the same place. The city lies on the sea shore, in front of the Sazan Island and the Peninsula of Karaburun where the Adriatic Sea meets the Ionian Sea. As the center of the Albanian Independence has a lot of historical interest, but also plenty of natural beauty and crystal water beaches along the seaside. Zvernec Island surrounded by salt marshes hosts a unique ecosystem and a unique Byzantine Monastery. Kanina village with its strategic castle which was built by the Illyrian tribes and was expanded by Justinian the Great in the 6th century, will offer a lot of beautiful views of the bay of Vlore.
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 reachVlore. The first stop will be the Narta Lagoon where we do a visit of Zvernec Island and the Saint Mary Church and Monastery. Continue driving to the Castle of Kanina where we enjoy fantastic views of the bay from the top of the hill. Later we drive to the city center of Vlore, right at the Flag Square to listen about the story of the Albanian Independence. Strolling along the sea avenue you will feel like visiting San Tropes. More to explore in Vlore together…
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