Pick up at the airport in Tirana and drive south, in direction of Gjirokastra, UNESCO Site. On the way visit at the fortress of Tepelena built in 14th century. Dominates the valleys of rivers Vjosa and Drino, surrounded by range of mountains. The native place where Ali pasha hosted Lord Byron for few days. After the visit 30 minutes’ drive to the largest town in southern Albania, known also as the stone city because of unique architecture style of old fortified stone houses, up to 300 years old. Overnight in Gjirokastra.
Gjirokastra –Dhoksat – Antigone
After visiting the fortress which dates back from th 6th century AD, museum and bazaar (market area) driving to the village Dhoksat. Drop off and start walking from the square of this picturesque village named Lord Byron in direction of ancient city Antigonea. Constructed by famous King Pyrrhus of Epirus 3th BC, passing through village of Saraqinisht. The end of the hike will be in the village Asim Zeneli. Pick up and driving back to Gjirokastra. Overnight in Gjirokastra.
Driving Distance: 30km
Walking Distance: 10km / Duration 2.5 hours
Libohova-Melan- Blue Eye springs
Driving and drop off to the small town of Libohova, situated on right bank of river Drino. Walking on the same path stepped by Byron. Short visit at the Bektashi Tekke of Melan, mystical order of Islam widespread in Albania ending hike in the village of Glina next to Greek border. Pick up and driving to coastal city of Saranda including visit at the natural spring of water known by locals as Blue Eye. Overnight in Saranda.
Driving Distance: 50km
Walking Distance: 12km / Duration 3 hours
First visit to the ancient city of Butrint – a UNESCO World Heritage site and considered by most as the best archaeological site in Albania and beyond. The city was found at 8th century BC and was continuously inhabited for centuries forming archaeological layers of passing civilizations, giving archaeologists the possibility to study continuity through time. It is situated in a beautiful peninsula among lush vegetation. Visit the fortress of Ali Pasha on Porto Palermo bay and driving along the spectacular Albanian Riviera. Overnight in Llogara, national park.
Driving Distance: 85km
Duration : 2.5 hours
Heading to the capital city of Albania, Tirana. Visiting the most important tourist attraction of the city and most significant buildings of the capital – Main Boulevard, Scanderbeg Square, Art Gallery, Pyramid Mother Teresa Square, Bllok Area, The Mosque of Ethem Bey, National Museum and other tourist attractions as BunkArt 2, colorful buildings Overnight in Tirana.
Driving Distance: 190km
Duration : 3.5 hours
|Overview||This tour was designed following the places visited by Lord Byron. A well-known young member of English aristocracy, also famous poet in England at the beginning of 19th century. Thanks to his written records and poems we were able to prepare this tour. Giving the chance to our guests exploring mainly southern part of the country. Visiting UNESCO sites as Gjirokastra, Butrint, fortresses, old towns, religious temples. Combining with nice easy walks as In Dhoksat, Libohove, Blue Eye, National park of Llogara. Exploring the Ionian coast, with breath taking sceneries over Albanian Riviera. All these stories, views, colors, knowledge will come to you thanks the places will visit, meetings with locals and our expert tour guides.|
|Tour||On Lord Byron’s Footsteps|
|Type||Guided walking holiday|
|Travel Seasons||Mars -November|
|Price||Start From —-|
|Accomodation||Hotel 3*-4*: 5 Nights|
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