Day trip from Berat to Apollonia and Ardenica

Day trip from Berat to Apollonia and Ardenica

1280 960 Visit Berat
90 km
Terrain Difficulty:
All ages can participate


Discover the ancient history and religious heritage of Albania on a day tour to Apollonia and Ardenica Monastery. Your tour will start in the morning around 09:00, when your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to Apollonia. Apollonia is one of the oldest archaeological sites in Albania, and you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient site and the archaeological museum. You will also visit the church of Apollonia, an impressive monument that dates back to the 5th century BC.

After exploring Apollonia, you will depart for Ardenica Monastery, located on a hill overlooking the valley and the Adriatic Sea. The monastery is one of the most interesting in Albania, and it features beautiful frescoes made by Albanian painters. Nearby the monastery, there is a restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious lunch.

During the tour, your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the history and cultural significance of the sites you visit. The tour will end with a return transfer to Berat. This tour is perfect for those interested in ancient history, religious heritage, and beautiful scenery.

  • Apollonia
  • Apollonia Monastery
  • Archaeological Monastery
  • Ardenica Monastery
  • Lunch in Ardenica


  • English Tour Guide
  • Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes
Start from Berat:
Begin your journey in Berat and head towards Zhitom Village
Drive to Apollonia approx 1 h 15 minutes from Berat
Fier city
Make a short stop in the city of Fier
Apollonia Ruins
Explore the archaeological site of Apollonia for about 1 hour 10 minutes
Apollonia Museum and Church
Visit the Museum of Apollonia which is settled in the old monastery of Apollonia. Here you will find parts from the excavations of Apollonia. Visit the old church of Apollonia.
Drive to Ardenica
Approx 45 minutes drive from Apollonia to Ardenica
Ardenica Monastery
Visit the famous Ardenica Monastery located on a nice Hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Free time for Lunch
Free time for lunch at Ardenica Monastery and then return in Berat
To initiate this journey, we require a minimum of 2 participants. If you’re traveling alone, feel free to inquire about confirmed departures for your preferred date.”