A Cruise to an Albanian Adventure
After our departure from the port of Corfu we travel along the Albanian shores and approach the port city of Agia Saranda. Once your passports are checked the local tourist guide will introduce you to this ancient city. An additional guided tour is available for those who wish - a 20 km tour by coach of the south coast with its virgin shores and scattered islands. Moving on from the mainland we pass small picturesque villages and endless fertile plains leading to a great lake. The highlight of your day will be the excursion to Butrint - designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1997. Over the centuries, the ancient town had disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation - but archaeologists have uncovered one of the best remains of a working town in the Mediterranean. At the edge of the lake, where the ancient city of Vouthrota is situated with its well maintained archaeological monuments and ancient theatre, the visitor is taken 2,500 years back in time to the 3rd century A.D. The ancient gymnasium, the Roman ablutions, the ancient temple with a priceless mosaic floor and the enormous stone walls will take you back to a time not known to man. At the top of the hill lies the castle of Ali Pasha, a relic of the Ottoman Empire. From this position we have a panoramic view of the Ancient City, the lake and the vast plains, a breathtaking sight. Upon our return to the city of Agia Saranda lunch is served. The afternoon allows for a tour of the town, until our departure from this land lost in time. (You will need to bring a passport or identity card, camera or video camera, sunglasses, hat and comfortable shoes. Carry a small bottle of water for the tour to archeological monuments. Duty Free is available.)
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