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Adult  (12yrs - 99 yrs) Child  (2 yrs - 11 yrs)
39.77 USD
22.73 USD
Days of Operation:
All Week
Depart From:
Vlora hotels
Tour Duration:
8-9 hours

 

Berat - Ardenica
Tour Code:
DT/1015
Tour Type:
Leisure

 

Tour Highlight


We will meet at the reception of your hotel. Our travels will take us through the lash “garden” region of Albania. We will be heading to the mountains on the horizon, where snow capped Mt. Tomorri is standing like a protector over the old city of Berat. At first we will see the Citadel overlooking the city and river below. The Citadel is one of the oldest, large stand still mostly settled in Europe. After a walk through we will visit famous Onufri’s Museum, where you will see one of the largest collection of icons in Balkans.

We will take a short drive to see the quarters Mangalem and Gorica,which are by the river Osum. The small stone houses and narrow streets look like they are glued to the side of the mountain.

The Lead Mosque (Xhamia e Plumbit), built in 1555 and so called from the covering of its cupola. This mosque is the centre of the town. 

The Halveti Tekke (Teqe e Helvetive) is thought to have been built in the 15th century. It was rebuilt by Ahmet Kurt Pasha in 1782. It belongs to the Khalwati Sufi order. It is composed of the prayer hall with a square plan, a small ambience for special religious services and a gracious portico in front of the entrance to the prayer hall. In the prayer hall is a mafil carved in wood and decorated. On the eastern side of the prayer hall is the mihrab decorated with stone stalactites. The inner walls have been decorated with eight frescoes, depicting dwelling houses, Muslim religious buildings and landscapes.

On the way back we visit the Monastery of Ardenica - foundations of this monastery were built in 1282 on the initiative of the Byzantine Emperor Andronicus II Paleologus of Byzantium. The incentive must have come from the existence of the chapel of St. Triadha in the area, which was built centuries before. The frescoes dating from 1744 and mural works by the renowned painters Kostandin and Athanas Zografi from Korca are found intact inside the church.

Return to your hotel.

 

Price: 35 €/ person includes:

(--Minimum 10 pax--)

 

Transfer

Entry Fee to the citadel and the Onufri’s museum

Local guide

Local Taxes

 

Children from 0-1.99 years old – FREE

Children price from 02-11.99 years old - 20 €

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Blv."Bajram Curri",Qendra Tregtare ETC, Shk.1, Ap.11/1,Tirane, Albania"
+355 69 20 41 727
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