1 Day Tour
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Saranda Albania|
|DEPARTURE TIME||From 8:00 AM. at your hotel|
|ESTIMATED DURATION OF TOUR:||10 hours|
Transfer to the City of Gjirokaster
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old town of Gjirokaster is famous for being a well-preserved Ottoman town. With its fortress overlooking the entire city, the old houses lean against the slopes of the hills with their beautiful old wooden facades. The birthplace of communist leader Enver Hoxha and notable writer Ismail Kadare, there’s plenty to see in this exceptional town.
Visit The castle of Gjirokaster-the most popular tourist attraction in Gjirokastër, dominates the town from up the hill.During the rule of Ali Pasha, the castle was a military fortress, while in the Second World War it served as a shelter for the city residents against aerial bombing. The castle’s prison was used extensively by Zog’s government and housed political prisoners during the more recent Communist regime.
After the visit of the Castle have lunch in a local restaurant
Visit Skenduli House The lovingly restored Ottoman-era Skenduli House has been in the hands of the same family for generations and you’ll most likely be shown around by a member of the family. Dating from the early 1700s, the house has many fascinating features. The guide ,which is the 9 th generation will explain you all about life style during centuries.
Have some free time in the bazaar
After transfer to Saranda.
On the way Back visit Blue Eye
The Blue Eye is a water spring with extremely light blue water bubbles in a more than 50-metre deep pool. You’ll be mesmerized by how clear the water is, to the point that you’ll be able to see straight to the bottom.
Transfer back to your Hotel