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Buthrotum, Saint George Monastery, Ksamil and Lekursi Castle from Saranda

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    What to Expect
    Your 5-hour tour begins when you are picked-up at your selected location. You will be transported in a comfortable vehicle to the 14th century Saint George Monastery, located on a very narrow strip of land that divides Butrinti Lake from the Ionian Sea. Immerse yourself in the panoramic view of the town and the sea from one side and the Butrinti lake from the opposite bank. Remember to bring your camera to capture amazing photos.

    Head to Ksamil where to experience the a breathtaking view of the sea, sun and islands. You will see a fish harvesting reservoir located in the sea.

    Enter the National Park of Butrint where you will examine the impressive remains of a Roman theater and travel along a historical route that shows you a temple, an ancient fitness center with public baths, an aqueduct, and a Byzantine church with a one-of-a-kind well-preserved baptistery.

    The Lake’s Gate and the Lion’s Gate are also on our way with more history to tell as several fountains and wells that also have their astounding secrets to show. We shall end this route with views of a hilltop castle from the Venetian period after a visit to the museum that is inside the castle.

    After spending a couple of hours in Buthrotum youwill travel to your next destination, the Lekuresi Castle. The castle of the 18 century offers a magical panorama of everything we have seen so far, an astounding view of the town from the heights of a hill and also the best photos to share with all your friends and relatives being convinced that you chose the best itinerary in order to enjoy some of the best attractions that this city has to offer.  The guide will be all the time by your side explaining you the history of Buthrotum  ,and not only, from the ancient times until the time when the first excavations started to revive the city. We shall try to answer to all your questions and curiosities so that you get sure that these are three hours well spent inside this ancient city and its perfectly preserved amphitheater, baptistery and more.

    Your guide provides commentary about Saranda's history and economic development.

    We shall pick you up everywhere you may be located and bring you back at the same place or wherever you want us to take you. The entrance ticket in the ancient town is not included but we shall offer you plenty of water and snacks in the form of different traditional Albanian pies so that during this time you also have the chance  to try our famous cuisine. Depending on your program and the time at your disposition we may start the tour at any time . Its always when its more convenient for you regarding the time we start the tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all Hotels in the town of Saranda.

    Port of Saranda
    Departure Time
    Between 8am and 5am from May to September
    Between 9am and 3 am from October to the end of April
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Bottled water
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Snacks
    • Gratuities
    • The entrance ticket at Butrinti Ancient Town is not included
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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