Cruise to Albania
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For the more adventurous travelers, this cruise to Albania is on offer. Discover an unknown country, see the inland and visit an important archaeological site.
After our departure from the port of Corfu Town at 09:20 am, we travel along the coasts of Albania and reach the port of Saranda in Albania. After the passports are checked, the local tourist guide will introduce you to the ancient town of Saranda. An additional and optional guided tour to Butrint is available if you want to enjoy an important archaeological site plus a 20km coach tour of the southern coasts of Albania, with virgin shores, small traditional villages, fertile plains till we reach a great lake.
Arrival in Albania
Upon our arrival in Saranta we get on board our coach and depart for Butrint, where we visit the archaeological site of Butrint, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument in 1997. This ancient town has been uncovered by archaeologists from layers of silt and vegetation. At the edge of the lake where the ancient city of Butrint is situated, visitors can see the ancient theater, the ancient gymnasium, the Roman baths, the stone walls and the ancient temple with the priceless mosaic floor. At the top of the hill, there is the Ottoman castle of Ali Pasha, offering panoramic view of the archaeological town, the lake and the vast plains. The complete tour lasts from 70 to 90 min. The elderly or disabled guests will complete the tour in the first part (70%) of the archeological area with a separate guide (when necessary on occasion). At the entrance of the archeological area there is a mini bar kiosk.
Upon our return to the town of Saranda, the lunch is served (buffet style). In the afternoon, there is a tour around the town and free time until our departure back to Corfu. The ferry departs at 17:30 from Saranta and arrives in Corfu at 19:00.
Departure from the port at 09:20. Boarding from 08:20 untill 09:00. Terminal gate close 09:00.
- In the boat, there is bar with refreshments and light snacks
- Pick up/drop off service from your hotel to the port of Corfu can be organized with extra charge
- Passport details for the Albania port authorities must be given at least 1 day before
- During embarkation in the port of Corfu, passengers have to pay 10 euros for port taxes