In-depth cultural tour 16 days from Dubrovnik to Athens. Explore Bosnia and Greece, discover Montenegro, meet Albania.
The tour will start in Dubrovnik (Croatia) and finish Athens (Greece), and will take 16 days (15 nights). During this tour you will visit Ston, Blagaj, Mostar, Međugorje, Kravica, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Ostrog, Dajbabe, Durrës, Ioannina, Parga, Arta, Mesolongi, Nafpaktos, Rio, Patras, Olympia, Kalamata, Sparta, Mystras, Nafplio, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Corinth located in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece.
Overall, with this tour you will visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
This page describes details of the multiday private car tour #164 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: #164. The custom itinerary will cost you nothing, it's free from our side.
Tour start in: Dubrovnik, Croatia
day 1: travel to Ston, visit Ston fortress, travel to Blagaj to see Blagaj monastery, travel to Mostar to see Mostar medieval old town, accommodation in Mostar
Tour finish in: Athens, Greece
Planned distance of this tour: 2056 km.
Places on the route
Known for architecture, fortress, medieval old town.
Ston was a major fort of the Ragusan Republic whose defensive walls were regarded as a notable feat of medieval architecture. The town's inner wall measures 890 metres in length, while the Great Wall outside the town has a circumference of 5 km. The walls extend to Mali Ston ("Little Ston"), a smaller town on the northern side of the PeljeÅ¡ac isthmus and the end of the Bay of Mali Ston, notable for its mariculture.
Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Known for ancient settlement, castle, cave, islam monastery.
Blagaj has always been a place visited for its beauty, fascinating nature and history. Blagaj area is known for its diverse flora and many endemic species. Here are some national monuments that will be worth visiting besides the noteworthy Blagaj Tekke, a monastery built for the Dervish cults. The unique atmosphere at the source of the river Buna, the peace of the Dervish House and the fresh waters of Buna make it a truly special place.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Known for bridge, historical center, medieval old town. UNESCO World Heritage.
The beautiful and historical city of Mostar, located only 60 km away from the Adriatic Sea, is the cultural, political and financial centre of Herzegovina. Its diversity and architecture make it truly special. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks, and is considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.
Međugorje (Medjugorje), Bosnia and Herzegovina
Known for catholic pilgrimage center.
Medjugorje, with special vibe and a mild Mediterranean climate, is the largest tourist and pilgrimage site in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a popular pilgrim's destination. There are a number of religious significance places that you should visit if you are there.
Kravica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Known for park, waterfall.
Among the most fascinating natural features of this region are the sparkling waterfalls of Kravica, tucked away in the trees, on the Trebižat River, in the karstic heartland of Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 40 km from Mostar. These beautiful falls are well worth the visit and just perfect for a day trip.
Počitelj (Pocitelj), Bosnia and Herzegovina
Known for medieval old town.
Počitelj is a small Ottoman-Mediterranean settlement. The village is built along the Neretva river. The walled town of Počitelj evolved in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Architecturally, the stone-constructed parts of the town are a fortified complex, in which two stages of evolution are evident: medieval and Ottoman.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans. It is the capital city, the administrative, political, economic, social, cultural, educational and sport center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is affected by both the continental European climate from the North, and the Mediterranean climate from the South. This historical city is rich in cultural and religious diversity.
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 archaeological site, architecture, beach, marina, venetian empire. UNESCO tentative list.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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").
Known for archaeological site, beach, castle, coastal town, museum, seaport, viewpoint, winery, 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, museum. UNESCO World Heritage.
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, museum, orthodox cathedral.
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 ancient settlement, medieval old town, viewpoint, orthodox monastery. UNESCO World Heritage.
Mystras 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 beach, coastal town, fortress, marina, viewpoint. UNESCO tentative list.
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 ancient settlement, archaeological site, viewpoint. UNESCO World Heritage.
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 ancient theatre, archaeological site. UNESCO World Heritage.
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 ancient theatre, archaeological site, beach, bridge, coastal town, 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: 25 March 2020
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
• ferry tickets
• travel insurance
• country visas
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