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Greece+Albania off-season UNESCO sites tour 19 days from Igoumenitsa. Visit most of UNESCO Greece mainland and Albania places.


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Greece+Albania off-season UNESCO sites tour 19 days from Igoumenitsa. Monterrasol Travel minivan private tour. Visit most of UNESCO Greece mainland and Albania places. Sightseeing 19 days private tour start from Igoumenitsa (Greece) by Monterrasol Travel agency specialize on customized private car tours. The tour start in Igoumenitsa (Greece) and visit Butrint, Lëkurësi, Porto Palermo, Apollonia, Berat, Gjirokastër, Ioannina, Dodoni, Metsovo, Meteora, Larissa, Servia, Aigai, Volos, Thermopylae, Delphi, Arachova, Hosios Loukas, Galaxidi, Nafpaktos, Rio, Mesolongi, Oeniadae, Arta, Nicopolis, Parga within 19 days.

This page describes details of the multiday private car tour #141 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: #141. The custom itinerary will cost you nothing, it's free from our side.

The tour will start and finish in Igoumenitsa (Greece) and will take 19 days (18 nights). During this tour you will visit Butrint, Lëkurësi, Porto Palermo, Apollonia, Berat, Gjirokastër, Ioannina, Dodoni, Metsovo, Meteora, Larissa, Servia, Aigai, Volos, Thermopylae, Delphi, Arachova, Hosios Loukas, Galaxidi, Nafpaktos, Rio, Mesolongi, Oeniadae, Arta, Nicopolis, Parga located in Albania, Greece.

Overall, with this tour you will visit 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 5 sites currently on the UNESCO Tentative List (sites that were submitted to the World Heritage Committee, and are awaiting to consider for nomination, and therefore suitable for inscription on the World Heritage List).





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 Albania.



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.



Last updated on: 1 April 2020

Tour itinerary

Tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

day 1: travel to Lekuresi, visit Lekuresi castle, travel to Sarande and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Sarande, accommodation in Sarande
day 2: travel to Butrint, visit Butrint archaeological site (UNESCO World Heritage), visit Butrint fortress, travel to Sarande and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Sarande, accommodation in Sarande
day 3: travel to Porto Palermo, visit Porto Palermo castle, travel to Vlore and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Vlore, accommodation in Vlore
day 4: travel to Apollonia, visit Apollonia archaeological site (UNESCO tentative list), travel to Berat and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Berat, accommodation in Berat
day 5: visit Berat castle (UNESCO World Heritage), travel to Gjirokaster and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Gjirokaster, accommodation in Gjirokaster
day 6: visit Gjirokaster fortress (UNESCO World Heritage), for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Gjirokaster, travel to Ioannina and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Ioannina, accommodation in Ioannina
day 7: travel to Dodoni, visit Dodoni archaeological site (UNESCO tentative list), travel to Ioannina to see Ioannina fortress, visit Ioannina museum, accommodation in Ioannina
day 8: travel to Metsovo, visit Metsovo winery, for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Metsovo, accommodation in Metsovo
day 9: travel to Meteora, visit Meteora monastery (UNESCO World Heritage), travel to Kalampaka to see Kalampaka museum, for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Kalampaka, accommodation in Kalampaka
day 10: travel to Meteora, visit Meteora monastery, travel to Larissa to see Larissa archaeological site (UNESCO tentative list), for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Larissa, accommodation in Larissa
day 11: travel to Servia, visit Servia castle, visit Servia historical center, travel to Veria and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Veria, accommodation in Veria
day 12: travel to Aegae, visit Aegae archaeological site (UNESCO World Heritage), travel to Veria and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Veria, accommodation in Veria
day 13: travel to Olympus National Park Information Center, visit Olympus National Park Information Center park, travel to St. Dionysios to see St. Dionysios monastery, travel to Zilnia to see Zilnia viewpoint, travel to Volos for accommodation
day 14: travel to Thermopylae, visit Thermopylae monument, travel to Delphi to see Delphi archaeological site (UNESCO World Heritage), travel to Arachova to see Arachova mountain town, travel to Delphi for accommodation
day 15: travel to Hosios Loukas, visit Hosios Loukas monastery (UNESCO World Heritage), travel to Galaxidi to see Galaxidi coastal town, travel to Nafpaktos and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Nafpaktos, accommodation in Nafpaktos
day 16: visit Nafpaktos fortress, travel to Mesolongi to see Mesolongi landmark, travel to Iniades to see Iniades archaeological site (UNESCO tentative list), travel to Arta for accommodation
day 17: visit Arta fortress, visit Arta museum, visit Arta historical center, accommodation in Arta
day 18: travel to Nicopolis, visit Nicopolis archaeological site (UNESCO tentative list), travel to Parga and for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Parga, accommodation in Parga
day 19: visit Parga castle, for the rest of the day enjoy free time in Parga, return to Igoumenitsa

Tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

Planned distance of this tour: 1964 km.


If you like this private tour and itinerary but you would like to change something, please do not hesitate to contact us and mention the ID number of this tour: #141. We do not charge for development a custom car tour itinerary, it will cost you nothing. We will be glad to discuss with you the details of your future trip and plan it following your ideas and wishes.

Places on the route

Ioannina, Greece

Known for ancient settlement, fortress, lake, museum, 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.



Dodoni, Greece

Known for ancient theatre, archaeological site. UNESCO tentative list.

Dodoni, located in a narrow valley at the foot of Mount Tomaros in Epirus, is an ancient city that travelers should visit. It is home to the oldest and most prominent oracle in the country.



Metsovo, Greece

Known for architecture, mountain town, museum, viewpoint, winery.

A mountain town, amphitheatrically built across the slope of the Pindus Mountain range, with a unique commercial history, Mestovo has year-round activities, enhanced by its specialty wines and cheeses. Metsovo has tons of authentic character; well known as a mountain escape by locals, it is a year-round destination that offers gorgeous surroundings, even more so in the winter, when majestic white snow blankets the village.



Meteora, Greece

Known for landmark, nature, viewpoint, orthodox monastery. UNESCO World Heritage.

The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.



Larissa, Greece

Known for ancient theatre, archaeological site. UNESCO tentative list.

Larissa, surrounded by lush valleys and some of the most imposing mountains in Greece, is in close proximity of many interesting destinations in the region (Mount Olympus, Mount Kissavos, Meteora, Lake Plastira, Pilio, among others) suitable for daily trips.



Volos, Greece

Known for ancient settlement, archaeological site, beach, coastal town, marina, museum, nature, seaport.

Volos, one of the cities that never ceases to amaze! It is not only conveniently located for exploring Mount Pelion (the Centaurs mountain) and the Sporades Islands, but it is also a renowned gastronomic attraction in Greece.



Thermopylae, Greece

Known for landmark, monument.

The Spartan king Leonidas and the historic Battle of Thermopylae.



Delphi, Greece

Known for ancient theatre, archaeological site, museum. UNESCO World Heritage.

This day we will visit the impressive Archaeological Site of Delphi, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site, set at the foot of Mount Parnassos. The Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi is home to the most famous oracle of ancient Greece that welcomed kings and commoners, coming from across the ancient world to hear from the oracle of god Apollo. Considered the center of the world in ancient times, Delphi was the cultural and religious hub of the Hellenic civilization.



Arachova, Greece

Known for free time, mountain town.

While Greece is known as a beach holiday destination, few know that it’s also perfect for a green holiday. ⁣The lovely Arachova is a great destination! You will quickly see why Greece is much more than just a summer destination.



Hosios Loukas, Greece

Known for orthodox monastery. UNESCO World Heritage.

Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo in Greece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.



Galaxidi, Greece

Known for coastal town, free time, marina.

Galaxidi is a lovely coastal town located on the northern shores of the Corinthian gulf, in central Greece where it seems time has come to a standstill, perfect for a green and relaxing holiday.



Nafpaktos, Greece

Known for beach, castle, coastal town, 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.



Rio, Greece

Known for beach, bridge, coastal town, fortress, seaport, viewpoint.

Rio is a town in the suburbs of Patras and is the northernmost municipal unit of the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece. Rio has been a strategic point since antiquity. From early 19th century at the cape over Rio is located an old Turkish castle (the "Castle of the Morea").



Mesolongi (Messolonghi), Greece

Known for beach, coastal town, 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.



Arta, Greece

Known for bridge, byzantine empire, castle, museum, orthodox cathedral.

Arta is a city in northwestern Greece, and was known in ancient times as Ambracia. Arta is known for the medieval bridge over the Arachthos River, for well-preserved 13th-century castle. Byzantine period in Arta's history is reflected in its many Byzantine churches.



Parga, Greece

Known for beach, castle, coastal town.

The colorful Parga lies on the Ionian coast between the cities of Preveza and Igoumenitsa, northwestern Greece. Parga is a resort town known for its impressive natural environment, splendid beaches, beautiful architecture and the charming islets dotting the turquoise bay, among other things.



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Tour map

Tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

Tour map

day 1: Lekuresi castle, Sarande free time; accommodation in Sarande
day 2: Butrint archaeological site, Butrint fortress, Sarande free time; accommodation in Sarande
day 3: Porto Palermo castle, Vlore free time; accommodation in Vlore
day 4: Apollonia archaeological site, Berat free time; accommodation in Berat
day 5: Berat castle, Gjirokaster free time; accommodation in Gjirokaster
day 6: Gjirokaster fortress, Gjirokaster free time, Ioannina free time; accommodation in Ioannina
day 7: Dodoni archaeological site, Ioannina fortress, Ioannina museum; accommodation in Ioannina
day 8: Metsovo winery, Metsovo free time; accommodation in Metsovo
day 9: Meteora monastery, Kalampaka museum, Kalampaka free time; accommodation in Kalampaka
day 10: Meteora monastery, Larissa archaeological site, Larissa free time; accommodation in Larissa
day 11: Servia castle, Servia historical center, Veria free time; accommodation in Veria
day 12: Aegae archaeological site, Veria free time; accommodation in Veria
day 13: Olympus National Park Information Center park, St. Dionysios monastery, Zilnia viewpoint; accommodation in Volos
day 14: Thermopylae monument, Delphi archaeological site, Arachova mountain town; accommodation in Delphi
day 15: Hosios Loukas monastery, Galaxidi coastal town, Nafpaktos free time; accommodation in Nafpaktos
day 16: Nafpaktos fortress, Mesolongi landmark, Iniades archaeological site; accommodation in Arta
day 17: Arta fortress, Arta museum, Arta historical center; accommodation in Arta
day 18: Nicopolis archaeological site, Parga free time; accommodation in Parga
day 19: Parga castle, Parga free time; return to Igoumenitsa

Tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

Planned distance of this tour: 1964 km.

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€ 4,610

€ 5,910

2

€ 3,648

€ 4,472

3

€ 3,506

€ 4,298

4

€ 3,369

€ 4,130

5

€ 3,238

€ 3,969

The max amount of people in this tour: 5

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Towns and places on the route

Arachova, Greece

Arta, Greece

Delphi, Greece

Dodoni, Greece

Galaxidi, Greece

Hosios Loukas, Greece

Ioannina, Greece

Larissa, Greece

Mesolongi, Greece

Meteora, Greece

Metsovo, Greece

Nafpaktos, Greece

Parga, Greece

Rio, Greece

Thermopylae, Greece

Volos, Greece





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

• ferry tickets

• travel insurance

• country visas






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