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Private Tour: Gjirokastra and Lekuresi Castle from Saranda - Tiranë, Albania

About This Tour

Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Location: Tiranë, Albania
Product Code: 41065P2

Activity Details

Your private guide will pick you up from Saranda in an air-conditioned mini-van and take you to Gjirokastra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through its network of cobbled streets, visit the castle, and see traditional style houses built 300 hundred years ago.   Archaeologists believe that the site of the castle has been inhabited since the Iron Age with the first fortifications, block-built stone walls - probably being erected from the 5th century. From feudal stronghold, to Ottoman invasion, to Italian colony, the city has known many rulers and has inspired poets, authors and artists alike.  On your way back, you will stop to visit Blue Eye and the Lekuresi Castle.

You will be picked up from Saranda harbour (pier) and after offering you some of the best traditional pies for breakfast, the tour will begin. The trip to Gjirokaster wont take more than 65-75 minutes. You will visit the old bazaar walking around the cobbled streets and visiting one or two museum houses that shall surprise you with their architecture and well hidden secrets. Next, you will see a castle and visit a weapons museum. A big part of the weapons are trophies from the second world war and from previous wars. On your return, you will make a stop at a traditional restaurant.  As you start your trip back to Saranda you will stop to visit a wonder of nature, Blue Eye. Your last stop will be in the Castle of Lekuresi where you will have the chance to take fabulous photos of the town from high above. The panorama of sea, lake and horizon is magical. Whether you are in Saranda for just a day, holidays, or on a cruise ship, this is a perfectly organized trip.

Type of Activity

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Type of Booking

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