Sarande City Tour & Lekurez Castle With Lunch And Folkshow

  • Duration :
  • 5 Hours
Tour Details

Meet with your guide at the port of Saranda and drive to the city, where we start the walking tour.

Enjoy the visit of the main promenade by the port, and enter the Heritage Museum. Stroll through long corridors of mosaics and early Christian artifacts. Explore the town’s origins and Albania’s own importance to the world. Saints, martyrs and war are all vividly explained.

Visit the Synagogue. During the 5th Century AD there was a large and wealthy Jewish community that lived in Saranda. These old ruins represent what was once a community center and old school used for bible studies. During the 6th Century the buildings were converted into a basilica but later destroyed either by an earthquake or by Slavic invasion. Many different mosaics and other different Jewish symbols can be found at the site even today, noticeably the seven-branched candelabrum surrounded by citrons (lemons) and a ram’s horn. These can be seen on the two mosaic pavements.
Other mosaics which can be seen include animals, trees, religious characters and a structure/shrine.

Continue driving towards Lekursi Castle, located on the hill top and offering a panoramic view all over the city
Visit the castle area and then enjoy lunch in the restaurant located inside the walls of the castle

***OPTIONAL – Live Folkshow performance with folk music and dances during the lunch, where the group can learn a few steps of the Albanian dances.