One day tour to Vlora and along the Ionian coast


Booking code CUMD54

1 Days € 60

Guided walk in Vlora and Llogara National Park

Guided visit of the characteristic village of Dhërmi and the monastery of Panaja

Boat trip along the Ionian coast from Dhërmi to Ngjipe

Several bathing possibilities during the boat trip


08:00 - 11:30: Transfer to Vlora and Llogara National Park

Vlora is situated in the southwestern part of Albania, exactly where the two seas meet: the most southern part of Adriatic Sea and northern part of Ionian Sea. The most ancient traces of Vlora date back to the period of antiquity. Since VI century B.C. four towns were built up in Vlora bay: Oricum, Thronion (Kanina), Triporti and Aulona. The most ancient traces of civilization belong to Oricum, which still keeps the old ruins of the city. Oricum, with its fortified walls, played a very important role in the war between Cesar and Pompey. The most significant historical event for Vlora is the Proclamation of Independence on 28 November 1912. 

After a short walk through the city we will be transfered to the Llogara National Park, where a short coffee break is planned. The park represents one of the most amazing places in Albania. With an area of 1020ha, Llogara is covered with everlasting greenery. A special natural element and very typical for Llogara is the Flag Pine (Pisha Flamur). It has the shape of a flag as a result of the strong south-eastern winds. An amazing part of this geo-park is the „balcony" in Llogara pass, at the height of 1050m, from where the Ionian Sea can be seen. 


11:30 - 12:00: Coffee break


12:00 - 13:00: Drive to Dhërmi and visit of the monastery of Panaja

The old village is set into the mountain and is one of the oldest and most characteristic villages on the Ionian Coast. We will visit the monastery of Panaja with its XV century church and engravings.


13:00 - 18:00: Boat tour along the Ionian coast

The first stop is at the Pirate's Cave. The cave is more than 30m long, 8m wide and 10-12m high. A stone block pillar divides the entry into two parts. We will enter the cave, if the sea is calm.

The tour continues in the direction of Ngjipe. The canyon of Ngjipe is situated along the lower part of Ngjipe stream, between Vuno and Ilias. It is formed by water erosion, is more than 2 km long and 100m deep. Walking along its length is particularly impressing. The landscape is attractive, the beach is clean and the water clear. 


18:00 - 21:00: Transfer to the hotel in Tirana

The journey begins in Tirana and we will pick you up at your hotel. 


If you are accommodated in another city, we can pick you up against additional charge, enabling your participation in the travel.


If you are a group staying in another city, it is possible to start the tour from that location at no additional charge, distance permitting.

Number of the participants 7 - 8

Included in the price:

• Transport with air-conditioned vehicle

• Accompaniment by an English-speaking guide

• Lunch packet

• Boat tour


Not included in the price:

• Any type of insurance

• Any beverages

Equipment list

Backpack

Drinking bottle

Sunhat

Sunglasses