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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana - Elbasan - Lin Ohrid Lake - Pogradec - Korce. (163 km, 2h 50 min)

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
Start the day exploring Albania’s capital. We visit Skanderbeg Square, dedicated to Albania’s national hero, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, one of the oldest buildings in Tirana, and the Archaeological Museum among other sites.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Elbasan, Elbasan, Elbasan County
We then head to Elbasan which was a very important city in ancient times where in Roman empire time was called “Via Egnatia” that used to connect Rome-Naples-Bari-Durres-Elbasan-Ohrid-Thessaloniki-Istanbul. City tour to visit: Elbasan Castle (dating back to 4rth Century BC), The Clock, The ethnographic Museum, Church, The Old Mosque.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lin, Albania
Then we continue to the village of Lin, on the Albanian side of Lake Ohrid where we visit the fascinating basilicate on top of the hill with a spectacular view of Ohrid Lake.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Korce, Korce, Korce County
Afterward, we will continue to Korca by the scenic road and the wonderful countryside. Visit to the Museum of Medieval Art with the richest icon archive in all Europe; The First Albanian School; Traditional Market; Cathedral (1992); Mosque of Iliaz Bey Mirahori (1484), and The Old Bazaar.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel Vila Eden or similar (B).


Day 2: Kastoria - Kalambaka (UNESCO). (412 km, 3h 20 min)

Stop At: Kastoria, Kastoria, Kastoria Region, West Macedonia
After breakfast, we will travel to Kastoria. From a distance it looks like an Impressionist painting; houses, churches, trees seen through a haze, their reflections shimmering in the lake. This landscape is magnificent. We have a walking tour to enjoy from closer and to see impressive aristocratic lakeside mansions surrounded by clusters of tall trees, interspersed by Byzantine churches. We will see the locals sipping coffee or promenading by the lake, with the fishermen in their flat-bottomed boats offshore and pelicans keeping hopeful watch alongside.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly
Then continue to Meteora, for a visit to the fascinating cliff-top monasteries. The cliffs, which average a height of 1,000 feet, were first inhabited in the 9th century by a group of hermit monks who lived on the rock towers. In the 11th and 12th centuries, basic monasteries were built and by the 14th century the great monastery of Meteoron was constructed. The difficult access gave the monks an ideal refuge, as well as protection during the Turkish occupation. Today 6 monasteries remain out of the original 20. Views of the entire valley from the magnificent rock towers, and the peace of the surroundings, make this a unique place to visit. At the end of the day you’ll drive to Kalambaka, a lovely city with beautiful gardens and magnificent views of the Meteora rocks.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Kalambaka, Hotel Doupiani House 3*, or similar.

Day 3: Metsovo - Ioannina - Dodona (UNESCO). (145 km, 2h 35 min)

Stop At: Metsovo 442 00, Greece
We depart with a routing through the mountains we arrive at the village of Metsovo. Hidden and isolated, this is one of the most beautiful villages of the Greek countryside. Pebble paved streets, wooden houses and typical unspoiled local color fascinate the visitor.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ioannina, Greece
Afterwards, we will continue our trip towards Ioannina in Greece, which is the capital of the Prefecture of Epirus, which during the Osmanic period and especially during the government of Ali Pasha played an important role as one of four Albanian Vilayets. Visit Ioannina lake and the monasteries on the lake’s island.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dodoni 455 00, Greece
Then, we visit the sanctuary of Dodoni, the oldest oracle in Greece, which is located 6 km south from the city.
Duration: 35 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Ioannina, Filokalia Hotel or similar.


Day 4: Arta - Preveza - Nikopolis (UNESCO) - Lefkada. (148 km, 2h 25 min)

Stop At: Arta, Arta, Arta Region, Epirus
We continue to Arta. The prefecture of Arta contains imposing mountains covered in spruces, fertile plains, roaring rivers and lagoons with important ecosystems. It is one of Greece's most beautiful regions and is located between the Tzoumerka mountain range and the Amvrakikos gulf. The city was known in ancient times as Ambracia. Walking tour to visit The Bridge of Arta is a stone bridge that crosses the Arachthos river, Maksim Grek monastery, and Paregoretissa is the 13th-century Byzantine.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nikopolis, Nikopolis, Preveza Region, Epirus
Then we head to Preveza where we will visit the ancient city of NIkopolis. Nikopolis – city of Nike (victory) – was founded in 31 BC by Octavian Augustus, in honor of his victory over Antonios and Cleopatra at the naval battle of Aktio.
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Lefkada, Lefkada, Ionian Islands
Afterward, continue to Lefkada. Lefkada Town is the capital of the island located at its north eastern side. It is the administrative, economic and cultural centre of Lefkada and has a population of about 8,000 inhabitants who are mostly engaged in agriculture and tourism. The capital is a small town that lies around the natural harbour. Free walking tour to enjoy the evening in this very typical greek city.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel Lefkas, or similar.


Day 5: Parga - Butrint (UNESCO) - Saranda. (168 km, 2h 46 min)

Stop At: Parga, Parga, Preveza Region, Epirus
Continue to Parga which is a small town on the Ionian coast of mainland Greece, just between the cities of Igoumenitsa and Preveza, in the region of Epirus. We will have a visit to the historical castle which overlooks the town (from a headland to the west of the town) and the beaches. We will have a walk in the town, then continue to Butrint in Albania.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saranda, Saranda, Vlore County
Where we visit ruins of Butrint antic city, Albania's most important archaeological site, part of UNESCO heritage list since . Butrint dates from the 8th century BC, later becoming a Roman colony, then falling under the sway of the Venetians and Turks. Virgil claimed that the Trojans settled Butrint, but no evidence of this has yet been found. Butrint in as an important settlement had become a fortified trading city with its own acropolis, the ruins of which we can still visit. The rediscovered city is a microcosm of almost 3,000 years of Mediterranean history, and its 8th century BC fortification evokes the city's military power and symbolizes the rich culture of the once thriving ancient city. Exploration of amphitheater, Venetian tower, Mosaic, Lion gate, etc. Then continue to Saranda where we will have a shortstop in Ksamil in forn of three scenic islands and turquoise crystal clear Ionian seas waters. Then arrive in Saranda for a walking gotur and overnight.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel Titania, or similar.

Day 6: Finiq – Antigone - Gjirokaster (UNESCO).

Stop At: Finiq, Finiq, Vlore County
In the morning, we continue to Gjirokaster. On the way to get there, there will be a visit to Finiq Ancient city ruins. During antiquity the territory surrounding the settlement belonged to Chaonia, part of the Epirus kingdom. The site is rich in findings from the Classical to the Byzantine period. Ancient sources mentioned the wealth of the city, especially during the Hellenistic period, between the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, when Finiq was a prominent city in the Epirote League. Then continue to “Blue Eye '' National Park, and a coffee break.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Antigonea Archaeological Park, Gjirokaster Albania
Before Gjirokaster, next visit is Antigone ancient city ruins. Antigoneia was a very short-lived city, lasting for approximately 150 years. It was founded by one of the most famous names of the ancient world, King Pyrrhus of Epirus (319-272 BC), from whom the phrase “a Pyrrhic victory” derives. At the outset of the 3rd-century BC Pyrrhus was forced to go and fight in Egypt. His abilities impressed Berenice, the wife of King Ptolemy of Egypt, who decided to offer him her daughter, Antigone, in marriage. In token of his gratitude to his mother-in-law and his first wife, Pyrrhus decided to build Antigoneia.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County
Arrival to Gjirokaster past of (UNESCO) heritage since 2005. City tour, than visit to the Castle, Weapons Museum.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation to Gjirokaster Hotel 3*, or similar.

Day 7: Apollonia-Ardenica Monastery-Durres-Tirana. (162 km, 2h50min).

Stop At: Apollonia Archaeological Park, Pojan Albania
After breakfast drive to Apolonia. Visit the ancient city of Apollonia, dating back to the 6th century BC. Then continue to visit Ardenica Monastery.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Durres, Durres, Durres County
Afterward, continue to Durres. This port city has the largest Roman amphitheater in the Balkan (20,000 seats), dating back to the beginning of 2nd century built during Trajan Emperor rule. Visit to an archeological museum, amphitheater, roman Baths, Byzantine Bazar.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
Drive back to Tirana for our final night where you will enjoy a farewell dinner with traditional food.
Duration: 50 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel Kruja or similar.