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Monastery of 40 Saints

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Monastery of 40 Saints

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Bënja Thermal Baths (Përmet) & Gjirokastër Fortress Tour

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We shall drive over the mountains to the scenic Drinos valley to see Gjirokastra, the austere stone city perched on the Wide Mountain. One of the most famous mediaeval towns of the region the city dates back to the 3rd century BC. We shall visit the mighty fortress, the old Bazaar and the 300 years old Skenduli house as one of the best representatives of the original architecture of Gjirokastra. We shall visit Benja thermal baths..A stone bridge arcs over a winding stretch of brilliantly blue-green water. Built-in the Middle Ages, it has been letting people cross the sulfur-rich river since the days of the Ottoman Empire. Warm water rushes beneath it, providing a relaxing treat for those who visit. Near the bridge, you’ll find the the Benja Thermal Baths, born from the geothermal waters near Përmet, Albania. The heated water flows down the river unless it gets diverted into one of the several human-made pools. They’re a splendid spot for a hot soak on a crisp, cool day.
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Ivana wrote a review Sep 2020
Republic of North Macedonia5 contributions
This place has a great unexploited potential. No tourist guide, no aditional informations, nothing at all The most beautiful golden hour I ever expirienced and the view is amazing Try to grab a cab, the road is pretty curvy, half asphalt half pavement
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Perpetual Motion wrote a review Nov 2019
Florida478 contributions209 helpful votes
This sight is overlook by most tourists but deserve more attention. Less that 5 min from central with a car this sight offers spectacular 360 views but of course there is practically no information. Research beforehand to best appreciate. 100Lek admission.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Satu.S wrote a review Jul 2019
Kuopio, Finland26 contributions6 helpful votes
It was hard to get taxi-they say you cant go.Well yes you can, you just need to walk last 200 meters. There is no information so prepare yourself in advance. You can clime and see yourself. I would suggest to go in the morning or early evening with something to drink. Its not a big area, half an hour is enough.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Runa S wrote a review Jun 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin266 contributions19 helpful votes
We walked from our hotel and trusting the map it lead us up there. A bit hot, but a nice stroll. Got to see more than just the tourist side of Sarandë. Took about 1 hour and 5 min, but we walked in a high pace so it might take longer. It costed 100 lec to view the sight and it was worth it. The ruins are still there and the view from the top was great. It is always interesting to see the remains of something that once was. They could have done more with the location, as there is only one sign and that is on the outside. Would have been nicer if there was more information around the place. There is no toilet and no water here, so bring what you can. It is not a huge place, but i enjoyed it. And just for the view, definitely take some time off to see it. It is nice as a break for the beach and it doesnt take that long so you can easily return to the beach later like we did.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Johanes wrote a review May 2019
Rome, Italy1 contribution
I really sorry why this place has no attraction from the local people and the tourists .This place is amazing and so promising for future.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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