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Tepelene

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From Tirana: Full-Day Gjirokastra Trip with Hotel Transfer

1. From Tirana: Full-Day Gjirokastra Trip with Hotel Transfer

Start your day with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Tirana. Hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and begin the scenic drive to the timeless city of Gjirokastra, the UNESCO World Heritage site also know as "The Stone City". Be amazed by the splendour of Southern Albania's eastern side of the mountain as you arrive. Marvel at Gjirokastra, which resembles a fortified city where every single home is like a small fortress. Immerse yourself in the city's fascinating history and its origins in the 4th century AD. Discover why it is considered one of the Balkans' best-preserved medieval cities. Pass by the incredible Medieval Bazar as you enter Gjirokastra. Feel the atmosphere in the old town as it cascades down the graceful hill, filled with beautiful and narrow stoned streets. Be amazed by the wide variety of handmade crafts from local artisans and producers. Visit one of the best-preserved houses of Gjirokastra, where every detail is original and authentic. Finish your day of discovery with a comfortable ride back to Tirana.

Gjirokaster: Old Baazar and Cfaka Walking Tour

2. Gjirokaster: Old Baazar and Cfaka Walking Tour

We start from the center of the old town, the “Cerciz Topulli Square” and head towards The “Old Bazaar” which is not a Bazaar anymore. This is the first neighborhood outside the walls of the castle and lies along beneath the Castle walls. The characteristic cobblestone and some of the oldest houses are the most beautiful elements of this neighborhood. After passing the “Zerzebili” bridge, we reach another ancient neighborhood in town called “Cfaka”. Here we will pass some old houses which are first monument category and also a tekke which belongs to the Bektashi Order. It is a beautiful combination of Nature, many sheep on top of hills, and old houses to arrive in our last destination, the “Ali Pasha Bridge”. This bridge is a remaining of the aqueduct which Ali Pashe Tepelena build more than 200 years ago to bring water to the castle. The whole trip takes approximately 3 hours and you should be prepared to walk on a not so comfortable terrain.

Tour to Permet Thermal Baths

3. Tour to Permet Thermal Baths

In the Permet day tour, departing from Saranda will be included a relaxing visit to the hot Permet thermal pools. After the spa time, you will dive into the woody paths of the Redhi I Hotovës National Park, to continue the visit to Langarica Canyon, Kelcyra gorge, and some points of historical and artistic interest, such as Ottoman-era bridges (Kati Bridge) and Orthodox monasteries. You will discover the town of Tepelene, famous for the high quality of its cold spring waters. This journey will not be completed without the traditional food that you will be able to enjoy during the day.

Visit Permet Thermal Baths and Tepelena Castle

4. Visit Permet Thermal Baths and Tepelena Castle

Near the border with Greece and North Macedonia, there is a small Albanian city named Permet. This city is famous for its wonderful nature combined with the rich culture. Permet is also known as ‘the city of roses’, which describes the presence of roses and a lot of flowers. It is also known as the ‘city of the river’ since the second largest river crosses the town forming a large canyon. In the Permet day tour, departing from Saranda will be included a relaxing visit to the hot Permet thermal pools. After the spa time, you will dive into the woody paths of the Redhi I Hotovës National Park, to continue the visit to Langarica Canyon, Kelcyra gorge, and some points of historical and artistic interest, such as Ottoman-era bridges (Kati Bridge) and Orthodox monasteries. You will discover the town of Tepelene, famous for the high quality of its cold spring waters. This journey will not be completed without the traditional food that you will be able to enjoy during the day.

Full-Day Tour in Gjirokastra and Blue Eye

5. Full-Day Tour in Gjirokastra and Blue Eye

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our full-day excursion to Gjirokastra and the mesmerizing Blue Eye. Your adventure begins with a seamless pick-up from your preferred location, ensuring a stress-free start to the day. En route to Gjirokastra, we'll make a delightful pitstop for morning coffee, allowing you to soak in the tranquility of the early hours. Upon arriving at Gjirokastra, our first destination is the iconic Gjirokastra Castle. Immerse yourself in approximately an hour of exploration within its historic walls, delving into the rich heritage of this cultural masterpiece. Following the castle experience, we'll descend to the charming old Ottoman-style bazaar of Gjirokastra. Where you'll have the opportunity to shop for unique souvenirs, relish a delightful lunch, and savor a cup of coffee amidst the city's nostalgic ambiance. Our next stop is the meticulously preserved historical Ottoman-style house, the Zekate House which provides a captivating glimpse into life during that era. The house stands as a testament to its architectural beauty, showcasing rare artifacts while maintaining its original style. Concluding our cultural exploration, we'll journey to the enchanting Blue Eye. Allow yourself an hour to marvel at the natural beauty of this unique destination and rejuvenate in the cool waters of the Blue Eye. As we wrap up this remarkable day trip, we'll return to our initial starting point, bidding farewell to a day filled with history, culture, and the wonders of nature.

MysticAlbania: 3-Unesco Sites & Beautiful Albanian Riviera

6. MysticAlbania: 3-Unesco Sites & Beautiful Albanian Riviera

Discover the MYSTIC destinations of 3 Albanian UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this unforgettable journey. We start from Berat, with its remarkable architecture known as the "City of a Thousand Windows" and after that we will be heading to "Stone City", Gjirokastra nestled in the hillside, where each building, squares and also castle shows the magical aura. The enchanting Blue Eye's turquoise waters offer a refreshing escape, beautiful views and place where your spirit find peace. Saranda's vibrant coastal atmosphere beckons with its stunning crystal clear beaches. Conclude your adventure in Butrint, where ancient ruins reveal the secrets of the past. Embrace the mystique of Albania's heritage and natural wonders on this remarkable expedition. The trip takes place at 06:00 am in Tirana, drive to Berat, a captivating town known for its well-preserved architecture and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Once in Berat, explore the iconic Berat Castle, where ancient walls and churches tell tales of the past. Next, head to Ura Gorices, a picturesque bridge that spans the Osum River, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Indulge in a delightful brunch at one of the local eateries in Berat, savoring traditional Albanian dishes and local flavors. After brunch, continue your journey to Gjirokaster. Accommodaton in Gjirokaster. The second day begin in Gjirokaster with a delicious breakfast in the charming city before heading to Gjirokaster Castle, a magnificent fortress perched atop a hill. Explore the castle's rich history and captivating architecture while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Afterward, venture to Qafa e Pazarit, Traditional road where shops and traditional souvenirs will be there to speak in their own for the history and culture of their beautiful city. For brunch we will visit the Blue Eye, a stunning natural spring with mesmerizing turquoise waters.One of the largest water springs in Balkan. Continue your trip to Saranda. Accommodation in Saranda. Third day starts in Saranda with beautiful views of Ionian Sea and the sea Breeze. Its a chill day, time for swiming and enjoying the magical crystal water of Albanian Riviera. At the evening we will enjoy one of the most memorable sunsets throught Lekursi Castle. Amazing View of all Saranda Coast. Its time for BUTRINT NATIONAL PARK. We will start with exploring the ancient ruins and archaeological wonders of Butrint National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Butrint is the largest Site in Albania, with more than 3 million visitors per year makes it unique and one of the most amazing Ancient Cities in Balkan. After immersing yourself in history, we can enjoy beaches of Ksamil or we can head to the charming town of Tepelene, nestled in the Albanian countryside. While we coming back through our road we will have the Vjosa River, the last free Flowing River in Europe. Some needed stops and coming back to Tirana. End of the Journey.

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What people are saying about Tepelene

Very good. The guide is very friendly and very knowledgeable about history. Very good command of the English language. Very nice tofo. We exchanged a lot of information and I learned a lot about Albania. I'm going back to get to know Alvania better. Book with get your guide,,,because my three newspapers who live in Croatia, started their life in Zagreb, working to get your escape in Spanish and have very good references of the service. I had a great time and I will repeat the experience. Thank you very much.

Best spot of my Albanian visit. Beautiful landscapes all the way. The bridge welcome you at the beginning of the canyon, which i didn't expect. There are several pools with warm water, and some spots where you can bath in the river itself. The tour guide was so informative, he gave us all the information and was a professional guide ✌🏻

The trip was very nice, the old bazar and old streets are unic and the castle has a fantastic view. The guide John was very kind and adapt all the trip regarding we like most.

Really couldn't ask for a more picturesque and post card perfect setting: warm bath by a river, with snow capped mountains and the bonus of a medieval bridge. Fantastic!

It was a super hike with guide Besi And very interesting because he also knew a lot about everything and anything Besi was also very friendly and helpful