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From Tirana: Private Day Trip to Apollonia and Berat

From Tirana: Private Day Trip to Apollonia and Berat

Activity provider: Go as Local

From US$ 286.29 per group up to 1

Step into the past as you see the Apollonia Archaeological Park and the town of Berat on this day trip from Tirana. Walk through the ruins of the Castle of Berat and visit the Ethnographic Museum.

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  • Travel back in time to the 6th Century BC at the Apollonia Archaeological Park
  • Explore the mixture of Byzantine and Ottoman styles at the Castle of Berat
  • Gain insight into what life was like in the past at he Ethnographic Museum
  • Capture photos of the terraced houses on the hill in the Mangalem neighborhood
  • Discover for yourself why Berat is known as the 'town of a thousand windows'
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Explore the ancient Greek, Roman, and medieval ruins at the Apollonia Archaeological Park on this day trip from Tirana. Take a tour of the Mangalem and Gorica neighborhoods in the UNESCO world Heritage town of Berat. 

Be picked up from your accommodation in Tirana and sit back and relax on the drive to the ruins at Apollonia. Explore this 6th century BC Greek trade colony which is surrounded by soft, picturesque hills and rolling olive groves.

Uncover the Greek, Roman, and medieval heritage of this ancient city. View monuments from the classical period such as Doric columns, an obelisk, and the Gate of Temenos. Admire a well-preserved 13th century monastery complex. 

Continue to the ruins of the Castle of Berat which was built in the 13th century and has Byzantine and Ottoman influences. Learn about what daily life was once like in Berat at the Ethnographic Museum of Berat. See how local styles fused with Ottoman styles at the museum. 

Head to the Mangalem neighborhood of Berat. Snap pictures of the layered houses with large windows that overlook the river. Uncover how this place earned the name 'town of a thousand windows' as you explore the neighborhood of Gorica. Return to your accommodation in the city of Tirana.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
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  • People with mobility impairments

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