October 6 - October 18, 2022 | From $5,590.00

Overview


Destinations:

This is a journey for those drawn to venture off the beaten path and explore a unique side of Mediterranean history and culture that is a living time capsule of an enigmatic past.

We begin in Albania, a little-known destination that gives a glimpse into the well-preserved traditions of its Balkan past alongside centuries-old Ottoman and Byzantine influences; Tirana: the country’s first capital; Durres: the link between the Adriatic Sea and Byzantium and Berat: a UNESCO World Heritage site, “city of a thousand windows,” a vision of whitewashed houses, too beautiful for words.

Then on to Northern Greece, along Vikos Gorge, known as one of the steepest in the world, as we delve into this magical region of charming towns reflecting quintessential Greek life and the UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora that reach toward the heavens from atop magnificent rock formations.

This small-group expedition reveals the treasures of Albania & Northern Greece and offers a wealth of under-explored gems worthy of focused study and adventurous exploration.