Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.
World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.
In Albania we also have sites that are under the protection and preservation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and as the name of this tour suggests, this is a short tour to get close to Albania’s UNESCO protected sites such as Berat, Butrint and Gjirokastra.
In this tour you will be acquainted also with another UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity,
the Albanian Iso Polyphony. This traditional way of singing is characterized by songs consisting of two solo parts, a melody and a countermelody with a choral drone.
Traditional Albanian polyphonic music can be divided into two major stylistic groups as performed by the Ghegs of northern Albania and the Tosks and Labs living in the southern part of the country. The term iso is related to the ison of Byzantine church music and refers to the drone accompanying polyphonic singing.