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A Tour through Byzantine time

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250.00 €
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A Tour through Byzantine time
A Tour through Byzantine time
A Tour through Byzantine time
A Tour through Byzantine time
A Tour through Byzantine time
A Tour through Byzantine time
A Tour through Byzantine time

The Byzantine Empire existed for more than a thousand years, from its creation in the 4th century to 1453.

During most of its existence, it remained one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe.

While Albania, a strategic place in the empire was at a geographical and spiritual crossroad of two empires Rome and Byzantium between western and oriental influence, the territory was built and founded on rich religious ground. 

Embark on this fascinating trip, discovering the Korca region and its importance during the Byzantine period. This Region has played a significant role in the expansion of Byzantine Christianity in Albania.

Highlights

  • Exploring into the area the traces of the Byzantine Empire through monasteries, art and culture
  • Visiting museums and archeological sights
  • Meet locals and learn fascinated stories and legends
  • Very tasting food and drink in traditional restaurants
  • Rural life and friendly people

Route

Prespa - Korca - Boboshtica - Mborje - Kamenica - Voskopoja - Pogradec - Lin


Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival in Kapshtica border—meet tour guide
  • Travel to Prespa for sightseeing
  • Visit St. Mary (14th century) church at Mali Grad Island (by boat)  
  • Traditional regional lunch, carp fish                  
  • Visit medieval art museum in Korca
  • Sightseeing in and around Korca
  • Traditional dinner in Boboshtica
  • Korca / accommodation


Day 2

  • Departure to Mborje village
  • Visit Ristozi church
  • Visit the Tombs of Kamenica
  • Continue trip to Voskopoja village
  • Visit the Monastery of St. John the Baptist (Shen Prodhom)
  • Traditional Lunch in Voskopoja          
  • Departure to Pogradec
  • Traditional lunch in Tushemisht
  • Tushemisht /accommodation


Day 3

  • Departure to Lin village/Pogradec district.
  • Visit the mosaic at Lin basilica
  • Visit Byzantine church around the Lin mill
  • Traditional Lunch in Lin                      
  • Trip continues to Macedonia or to Greece


Price per person: 250 euro (minimum 8 persons)

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in 3* hotels
  • Transport within the region
  • Professional tourist guide
  • Entry’s fee in the museums and churches
  • Breakfast and lunch for 3 days
  • Boat to and from Maligrad Island in Prespa
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Wednesday
1 December 2021