Amazing south Balkans 14 days tour from Dubrovnik to Athens. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece mainland.
The tour will start in Dubrovnik (Croatia) and finish Athens (Greece), and will take 14 days (13 nights). During this tour you will visit Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Ostrog, Dajbabe, Durrës, Ioannina, Parga, Arta, Mesolongi, Nafpaktos, Antirrio, Patras, Olympia, Kalamata, Sparta, Mystras, Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Corinth located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece.
This page describes details of the multiday private car tour #166 offered by Monterrasol Travel. The company, Monterrasol Travel, is an independent tour operator specialized in cultural and destination tourism. This tour has been developed by Monterrasol Travel based on its own experiences and belongs to the group of private car tours with pre-designed itineraries. If you like this tour but you would like to change something, please do not hesitate to contact us and mention the ID number of this tour: #166. The custom itinerary will cost you nothing, it's free from our side.
Tour start in: Dubrovnik, Croatia
day 1: travel to Tvrdoš, visit Tvrdoš monastery, travel to Trebinje to see Trebinje monastery, visit Trebinje medieval old town, accommodation in Trebinje
Tour finish in: Athens, Greece
Planned distance of this tour: 1650 km.
Places on the route
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Known for architecture, medieval old town, orthodox cathedral
Trebinje, one of the most beautiful cities in the country, is the economic and cultural center of the region of Eastern Herzegovina. Its Ottoman walled Old Town together with the Arslanagic Bridge (which is one of the most attractive Ottoman-era bridges in Bosnia and Herzegovina) are the most visited tourist attraction in Trebinje. Besides, there are a lot of sights and more nearby.
Tvrdoš (Tvrdos), Bosnia and Herzegovina
Known for orthodox monastery
The famous Monastery Tvrdos, located about four kilometers from Trebinje, dates back to the Middle Ages and it is believed that it was founded by the Czar, Saint Constantine, and his mother Saint Helen.
Known for viewpoint, orthodox monastery
The Monastery of Ostrog is a monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church situated against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda, in Montenegro.
Known for cave, orthodox monastery
Dajbabe is a Serbian Orthodox Christian Monastery in suburb of the capital of Montenegro, city Podgorica. Monastery Dajbabe is located in a cave on Dajbabe hill (Dajbabska gora), which raises above Zeta valley. The monastery was founded in 1897.
Durrës (Durres), Albania
Known for architecture, beach, marina, UNESCO, venetian empire
Durrës (also known under Italian name Durazzo), historically known as Epidamnos and Dyrrachium, is the second most populous city of the Republic of Albania. Located on the Adriatic Sea, it is the country's most ancient and economic and historic center.
Known for ancient settlement, castle, fortress, lake, park, venetian empire, orthodox monastery
The charming Ioannina, the capital and largest city of the Epirus region, with a picturesque historic center, a castle built in 528 AD that is the oldest Byzantine fortress in the country, among other landmarks worth discovering, is a great year-round destination. Undoubtedly one of the most atmospheric cities in this corner of the country, Ioannina is set on the shore of Lake Pamvotida.
Known for beach, castle
Parga lies on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa, northwestern Greece. Parga is a resort town known for its natural environment, few beaches, venetian castle and small island.
Known for ancient settlement, archaeological site, castle
The home of a medieval stone bridge over the Arachthos River and a well-preserved 13th-century Byzantine castle.
Mesolongi (Messolonghi), Greece
Known for beach, lake, landmark, wildlife
The Messolonghi Lagoons complex, classified as a national park, is not only one the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, protected by the Ramsar Convention and included in the Natura 2000 network, but also one of the richest natural fish production centers of the country which is formed between the deltas of the Acheloos and Evinos rivers. The site is important for breeding, staging and wintering waterbirds and exhibits a considerable degree of endemism in plant and fish species. Wintering birds include the globally threatened Pelecanus crispus. Messolonghi Lagoon is a favourite birding destination all year round.
Known for beach, castle, marina
Nafpaktos, also known as Lepanto during part of its history, is one of Greece's most beautiful beach towns, located on a bay on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. Nafpaktos will seduce you with its traditional character and peaceful atmosphere.
Known for castle, fortress, seaport, viewpoint
The home of а well kept medieval seafront fortress and close to the ancient cities, Makyneia and Molykreas.
Known for castle, seaport, viewpoint, orthodox cathedral
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215 km west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras. The core settlement has a history spanning for four millenniums; in the Roman period it had become a cosmopolitan center of the eastern Mediterranean whilst, according to the Christian tradition, it was also the place where Saint Andrew was crucified. Patras and its region is home to various Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine Monuments, including the Roman Odeon, the Fortress of Rio and the Fortress of Patras.
Known for archaeological site, landmark, museum, UNESCO
Olympia is a small town on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, famous for the nearby archaeological site of the same name, which was a major Panhellenic religious sanctuary of ancient Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held. Olympia is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known for beach, castle
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula (southern Greece) and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Kalamata is renowned as the land of the Kalamatianos dance and Kalamata olives.
Known for ancient settlement, archaeological site
As the great rival of Athens in ancient Greece, Sparta prided itself on the iron-hearted warrior culture that remained the backbone of their civilization. Ancient Sparta was mostly a military city-state. The Spartans believed that their purpose was to become strong soldiers and protect their homeland even with their lives. A Spartan should be strong in body, healthy in mind and brave in character.
Known for archaeological site, fortress, UNESCO, viewpoint, orthodox monastery
Mystras or Mistras is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Mystras is situated on the slopes of Taygetos Mountain, near Sparta. Mystras served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries, experiencing a period of prosperity and cultural flowering. Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known for archaeological site, beach, castle, fortress, marina, viewpoint
Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. To the Nafplio belong 2 castles and his center is old fortified town.
Known for archaeological site, UNESCO, viewpoint
Mycenae is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. It is located about 120 kilometers south-west of Athens and is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known for archaeological site, UNESCO
Epidaurus was a small town (polis) in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros: Palaia Epidavros and Nea Epidavros. Since 2010 they belong to the new municipality of Epidaurus, part of the regional unit of Argolis.
Known for archaeological site, beach, fortress, landmark, viewpoint
The Corinth currently mean few important places. Before all, it is two cities, Corinth (as modern city) and Ancient Corinth, brothers, one with shops and long sandy beach, and other, smaller, with ancient ruins. Exist also so called Acrocorinth, the acropolis of Ancient Corinth, which is a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth. Currently, Acrocorinth is one of the most important medieval fortress sites of Greece. And last, exist the Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island.
Border crossing for this trip
This route require border crossing. You must have valid travel document with you. Please check with your embassy which documents are requested for border crossing to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece.
Money and payments
In each country of your trip you can use main credit and debit cards. You can use ATM to withdrawal cash or pay at purchase point with card. More information on currencies, payments, and use cards you can read on this our page: On the trip: currencies, payments, card use.
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Last updated on: 23 September 2019
The max amount of people in this tour: 5
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What tour include
• transport with driver
• transport in van with air conditioner
• tour director all time with you
• transportation for your group only, no foreigners
• accommodation in *** hotels or pensions
• accommodation in double rooms
• accommodation with breakfast only
• english spoken driver and tour director
What tour not include
• lunch and dinner
• accommodation in single rooms
• hotel tourist tax
• professional tour guide
• entry fees and tickets
• flights tickets
• travel insurance
• country visas
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