Walking Tours in Pogradec

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Eljo
Registered on October 11, 2022

I am Eljo, a certified local guide. I have a degree in Geography / History & master in science of leadership. I speak well english and italian language. "Collect moments instead of things"- With this tour exclusively focused in Pogradec and Korça region, I will guide you in the destinations around Lake Ohrid part of UNESCO heritage, to the places that have been part of our ancient history, or hiking in the hidden gems of Region.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Get to know the city in charge of specialized guide that will tell you in the most entertaining way all the curiosities and history of the most relevant places in Pogradec. It covers the main attractions of the city and also the hidden gems that are well and truly "of the beaten track" and gives you facts you wouldn't know or notice walking around by yourself. Meet and learn in a fun way and share with people like you from different parts of the world. "Collect Moments instead of things". I want to share the beauty of my country with all visitors, offering in diversity ways...hiking, biking or rowing.
Therefore, for this reason, I have published a link, and many photos on Map, to help tourists, touch these wonders with a certified local guide.

Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xuNEKddavzqnQn1u7
Main highlights:

  • Pogradec City & Castle
  • Tushemisht & Drilon
  • Saint Naum Monastery (biking)
  • Kabashi Waterfall
  • Blaca Castle
  • Red Stone Factory (Abandoned)
  • Lin Peninsula, Basillica & Mosaic
  • Royal Tombs of Selca
  • Golik Bridge
  • Saint Marena Monastery & Llenga Canyon
  • Kamja Stone Mountain
  • Dry Mountain
  • Bishnica Village & Glacial Lakes of Lukova
  • Valamara Mountain

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Rruga Rinia Rd 13, Pogradec, Albania
    Rruga Rinia Rd 13, Pogradec, Albania
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    We can meet at Rruga Rinia Rd, Pogradec. You can contact me by an email: mitieljo12@gmail.com; or phone number: +355692287271.

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    Outside visit

    Pogradec has a long and fascinating history, with roots dating back to the ancient Illyrian civilization roughly 2,500 years ago. The town was also under Ottoman rule for several centuries, and in the 20th century, it was heavily influenced by the communist regime. Pogradec is a town rich in history, natural beauty, cultural heritage, and delicious cuisine. We can explore the ancient ruins, take boat trips on the lake, admire the stunning scenery, attend cultural events, and try traditional dishes.

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    Outside visit
    Golik Bridge

    Golik Bridge is an archaeological site, situated 40 km far from the city of Pogradec, on the Shkumbin River, in Golik village. It is 17 m long, 3 m wide, 10 m high. It is the art work of the old street "Via Egnatia". It was built in the second century and is classified as a first-class culture monument. It is a bridge with two semicircular wings. The bridge is built with carved stones, where the lower part of the crevice has big stones and worked well.

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    Royal Tombs of Selca

    The Illyrian Tombs of Selca are located near the town of Pogradec. On the right bank of the river Shkumbin at an elevation of 1040 m above sea level, lie the remains of the ancient city of Pelion and the accompanying necropolis. We can explore the Roman Via Egnatia led past it towards Constantinople. Though there are traces of human activity in Neolithic times, the settlement proper dates to the Iron Age through to the Illyrian urban period.

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    Outside visit
    Lin Basilica & Mosaic

    The Lin peninsula in Pogradec in Albania is the oldest settlement in Europe; Palafits dating back over 8,500 years. The Lin peninsula and its ancient settlement are surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Lake Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We can visit Paleochristian basilica, and the remarkably preserved mosaic found within it, alternation of ancient ruins & communism bunker, part of history and natural beauty!

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    Outside visit
    National Park of Drilon

    The Drilon National Park is just 6 km from the town center. It is a haven for nature lovers, with its lush forests, pristine rivers, and stunning waterfalls. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, picnicking, and birdwatching in this beautiful park. The park is home to many rare species of birds, including the Dalmatian Pelican, making it a popular spot for birdwatchers. The park is also home to the famous Drilon Springs, a series of natural springs that bubble up from the ground and form a small lake.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Madan 10 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very friendly and informative
Simone 30 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Eljo è competente, disponibile e simpatico. Ama la sua terra ed è in grado di costruire la vista sulla base delle tue richieste. Da suggerimenti molto utili ai viaggiatori. Super consigliato! Grazie Eljo per la piacevole esperienza.
Sherry 14 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Our walking tour with Eljo was great - lots of information and insight! And he was extremely accommodating and helpful. Thank you!
Giuseppina 15 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Siamo rimasti stupiti dalla bellezza di questo tour fatto con Eljo, il nostro guru. Una parte nascosta, autentica e speciale dell’Albania al confine con la Macedonia del Nord. Senza Eljo non saremmo mai riusciti a vedere le tombe reali, il bunker sul lago di Orhid, il villaggio di Lin, la fabbrica abbandonata e altri punti di interesse che solo un conoscitore della zona poteva mostrarci.
Sarrah 02 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Eljo est ponctuel, gentil, serviable et donne de très bonnes explications. Il a été attentif à nos envies. Enfin, il a rapporté le téléphone oublié dans sa voiture, merci pour tout.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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