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This tour will take you to Ardenica Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery. Built by Byzantine Emperor, Andronikos II Palaiologos in 1282 after the victory against the Angevins in the Siege of Berat, the monastery is famous as the place where, in 1451, was celebrated the marriage of Skanderbeg, the national hero of Albania, with Andronika Arianiti.
On the same day visit, Karavasta Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Albania and one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Walk through the natural park and see its rich biodiversity in flora and fauna. Take a boat trip through the canals of the lagoon to experience its beauty from inside, see the birds and the famous dalmatian Pelican.
We will start the tour toward Karavasta National Park. The park is bordered by the Shkumbin river in the north, by the Divjaka hills in the east, by the Seman river in the south, and by the Adriatic Sea in the western part of it, Divjaka – Karavasta national park is characterized by its forest with typical flowers which grow in the country, Mediterranean pines and dense bushes. The most important feature of it is the existence of many natural habitats and the biodiversity of flora and fauna. These habitats serve as shelters for many waterfowls which are very rare in Albania. The lagoon of Karavasta shelters the Dalmatian Pelican, which in this area represents about 5 percent of the total number of this species on a world scale.
1- Boat trip through the lagoon
2-Visitor Center to understand more about its importance
3-Walk around the national park and see Dalmatian Pelican
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Ardenica Monastery, Ardenice Albania
Only a 20-minute drive from Fier on the Ardenica hills, famous for the Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos and many breathtaking landscapes. A pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis had existed where the Monastery sits now, which explains the origin of the name Ardenica. The most interesting historical event recorded in Ardenica is Skanderbeg’s wedding to his lifelong wife Donika, hosted on April of 1451 at the Chapel of St. Trinity Church, the monastery’s very first church, built in the 10th century.
Duration/ 9 to 10 hours
Pickup/ Hotel pickup available
Departure Point: Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time:8:30 AM
Return Detail: 7 pm
Additional Info Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate a minimum of 2 pax
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience
- Tour guide throughout the tour
- Transportation by private car
- Entrance fees and Boat ticket
- Entry/Admission - Parku Kombetar Divjake-Karavasta
- Entry/Admission - Ardenica Monastery
- Everything not mentioned in the included section
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