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UNESCO Tour

Tour Details

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.

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Day 1,Tirana Airport – Pogradec – Korce

Pick up at Tirana airport and transfer to Korca. On the way we stop in the city of Pogradec, situated on the famous ancient Ohrid Lake – one million years old lake which is shared between Albania and Macedonia. This lake it is Albania’s newest entry in the UNESCO list in March 2019. Afterwards we continue to Korca, the town of Albania’s aristocracy and particular gastronomy for overnight.
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Day 2,Korca – Permet - Gjirokastra (UNESCO)

After an early breakfast we depart for Gjirokastra. On this drive will be amazed with the spectacular breathtaking sceneries of Albanian mountains and nature, looking down at the only salvage river left in Europe so far. We will stop in Permet, the city of flowers as called by Albanians. Here we will have the chance for an exclusive taste of Gliko, the Albanian way of making sweet not only fruits but also vegetables such as eggplant. We will then continue on to Gjirokastra through the canyon of Kelcyra. We reach Gjirokastra for an overnight in the City of Stone. In Gjirokastra we will meet Iso-Poliphony as well as the traditional tasty cuisine and antique history.
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Day 3,Gjirokastra – Butrint (UNESCO) – Himare

After breakfast we start the visit of Gjirokastra a UNESCO site and museum town with beautiful and very distinct architecture. Visit the Fortress which is used as the venue for the National Festival of Folk Song and Dance and has an Arms’ Museum with weapons from WWII. Next we visit the Ethnographic Museum which is also the house where the Albanian dictator was born. After the tour, we depart for Saranda and we stop to visit the Blue Eye natural water resource and then continuing towards Butrint archeological UNESCO protected site. Our journey after Butrint will continue towards the lovely little dual nationality town of Himare, to get acquainted with its unique history.
Overnight in Himare.
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Day 4,Himare – Berat (UNESCO)

After breakfast we visit the Castle and the Onufri Museum. Berat castle is of particular interest as people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, as have their ancestors for centuries. The castle used to have over many churches of which 7 still remain, including one turned into Onufri Museum. Onufri was an Albanian Icon master painter of the 16th century who painted many orthodox churches in Albania and Greece.
Overnight in Berat.
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Day 5,Berat (UNESCO) – Tirane

After breakfast and Berati interesting experience we depart for Tirana, the capital and the most important city of Albania. We will stop in Durres by the Adriatic sea side to visit the largest Amphitheatre of the Balkans and its history. The visit then will continue towards Tirana as our final destination. We will visit the center and its buildings and also the very well know Bllok area, famous in communist times as well as nowadays.
Overnight in Tirana.
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Day 6,Tirane Airport

According to your flight, we will kindly take you to the airport.
End of our service.
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Adi Zyma

I am a enthusiast of knowledge and adventure and this is what being a tourist I belive is. Sharing learned history as well as lived historical moments, showing the natural beauty of our country while taking care for my group to have an extraordinary holiday time. April 1993 is the time when Pope John Paul II visited Tirana and also it is the date i started my first guiding tour around the city with members of the same delegation. I am currently working as a certified national guide in four languages, English, Spanish, French and Italian. I am mostly specified in tailor made tours and private tours but also large tours are welcomed.
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Berat - Albania

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Himare, Vuno, Jal, Llaman - Albanian Riviera

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Gjirokaster Albania

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The ruins of Butrinti Albania

Additional Info

  • Duration : 6 Days
  • Price : $
  • Location : Albania, North Republic of Macedonia and Greece

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