Day trip from Durres to Berat and Apollonia
Embark on an unforgettable day trip from Durres to Berat and Apollonia, where the captivating beauty of Albania awaits you. Lasting approximately 7 to 10 hours, this tour offers a seamless experience with convenient hotel pickup. As you arrive in Berat, be prepared to be enchanted by its mesmerizing charm. The town’s unique allure lies in its white Ottoman houses that gracefully ascend the hill towards the magnificent castle, earning it the moniker of the “town of a thousand windows.”
Immerse yourself in Berat’s rich history as you stroll through the ancient castle grounds, marveling at its intriguing architecture and relishing the panoramic vistas of the rugged mountain landscape. A highlight of the trip is a visit to the renowned Onufri Museum, housed within the castle walls. Here, you’ll discover a remarkable collection of religious art, including exquisitely painted icons by the legendary Albanian master Onufri.
Delve into Berat’s harmonious coexistence of different faiths as you explore the King Mosque and Helveti Teke, emblematic of the town’s religious tolerance. Admire the intricate Ottoman architectural details that adorn these structures, serving as testaments to a rich cultural heritage.
Wandering through Berat’s charming streets, you’ll encounter the enchanting part known as “1001 Windows.” This picturesque neighborhood boasts traditional houses adorned with ornate wooden windows, offering a glimpse into the town’s past. Capture the essence of Berat by photographing the Old Bridge, an iconic landmark that has withstood the test of time.
Throughout the day, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with captivating tales, providing insights into Berat’s captivating history and traditions. Soak up the unique ambiance and breathtaking scenery as you uncover the secrets of this remarkable Albanian gem. This day trip promises to be an enriching and memorable experience, leaving you with a deep appreciation for the cultural treasures of Berat and Apollonia.
- Day Trip
- Guided Tour
- History & Culture
- Customized tour ( you can customize this tour )