Berat, the City of 1001 Windows
After meeting with the guide you will be transferred in Berat. Berat, with an ancient history from 2400 years ago, is located along the stream of river Osum and in the middle of the great mountains of Tomorr and Shpirag. It is located on the side of a rocky hill and in the same place was settled the ancient town from the Illyrian tribes. It has been conquered many times but its castle has always been famous of being very difficult to invade. Today it has the name of the city of a thousand and one windows, coming from the panoramic view of the houses on the hill. It is a part of UNESCO World Heritage List with the well preserved houses of original Ottoman architecture. The trip in the city of one thousand and one windows starts in the old quarter which will send you back in time to the Middle Ages from the cobbled streets and the houses built in a special architecture and fanatically well preserved till the modern days. From what you see Berat has gained its status as one of the cities of UNESCO World Heritage List. The fortress, located on the hill top, is the most special attraction there, offering an amazing panoramic view of everything surrounding Berat. And there you understand the reason why it was such an important stronghold. Next visit for you would be the Onufri Iconographic Museum, named after one of the greatest Albanian painters. There are best preserved Albanian icons from XVI century that were used in the many churches in the town. After visiting the wonderful city of Berat you will have lunch in a restaurant inside the castle. Finished the lunch you will be transferred back in Tirana through Belshi area which is well-known for its lakes. Short stops on the way to make some photos of the amazing view. Once you arrived to Tirana you will be transferred at the meeting point for the end of your journey.