Berat, known as the city of 'one thousand windows', is a treasure of Albanian history, culture and a testament to the country’s tradition and…
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We had a wonderful day with our guide Ilir and our driver Abdullah. On the trip south we took an impromptu detour to see Durrës, and on our arrival in Berat we had detailed tour. We started at the castle, visiting the Orthodox church, the ramparts, and from outside, several churches and a mosque. Ilir was full of information, not only of historical significance, but also referencing life in Albania throughout the 20th century and the past 15 years. Over lunch, we were able to discuss this in greater detail. In the later afternoon, we visited the ethnographic museum and when the clouds opened, we sheltered there from the storm and drank rakia with the museum guide. Finally, we took a short walk along the beautiful riverside. If you are interested in Balkan history, spanning the last 2500 years, and want to see something of the countryside of central Albania, this is an ideal long day tour from Tirana. We were well looked after and made to feel welcome.
We had a great trip to Berat from Tirana. Our guide, Ilir, was extremely knowable about the city and Albania in general and was very personable and helpful.