Petrela and Fustanella
- Certified Guide
- Transportation (Min 8 ppl required)
- Lunch @ Fustanella Farm
- Please notify us of any medical conditions that may impair you to complete this activity
- Masks are mandatory during the shared transportation to and from destination
- Please confirm with the Tour Leader via whatsapp (see below)
Petrela Castle Tour- Skanderbeg & Illyrians: This walk is considered easy in terms of hiking, but it will be a good length covering approximately 8 km with a duration of about 4 hours total. ***THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL AGES AND LEVELS OF FITNESS***
We start our walk from Mamica Square with the first stop at Petrela Fortress where we will have a coffee to start our day. Proceeding to the fortress, we learn about its history. Soon after we walk through the village of Petrela along an old road, featuring amazing views of the mountains and countryside. After 1 km we find ourselves at historic Persqopit, the 2500 year old ruins of an ancient Illyrian city. After exploring them, we continue our trek around the mountain to find a tomb of an ancient Illyrian king (or Queen) high above Tirana. Returning to the road, we head back towards the village, circling the largest mountain in the Krrabe range, where Castle Petrela comes back into view high above.
We finish with a pleasant late lunch / early dinner and views of the sunset at the beautiful Fustanella Farm!! *Our late lunch /early dinner will be around 4 pm to avoid the crowds at the restaurant.
What to Bring: Hiking shoes, a wind jacket, a warm layer, sunscreen, hat, poles if you have them. Please also have with you some snacks: dried fruits, nuts, fresh fruit. Must have 1 liter of water with you!
WHERE - Meeting Point: Cafe 'Korner' @Sheshi Frederik Shopen
WHEN - Departure Time: 10 am (please arrive 15 minutes prior)