Saranda Religious Tour

South Albania

Saranda Religious Tour

‘The religion of Albanians is Albanianism’, famously wrote one of Albania’s classic poets. So if want your Saranda itinerary to take in religious sites, it might be hard to know what to expect… Pope Francis said on his 2015 visit to the country, “The climate of respect and mutual trust between Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims is a precious gift to the country,” Gabby offers this tour as shore excursion but not only as the list of old Religious Monuments of Saranda can be quite long if you have the time and will to explore. We offer you while touring around the town three main objects. The first stop will be at the Jewish synagogue at the center of the town , the syna-gogue has been built on the fifth century AD and is considered as the most ancient one found in Europe. From there we continue our tour along the Ionian sea and exploring the newly built part of the town full of hotels and luxury apartments . At the closest part where Ionian sea gets near the Buttrinti lake ,on top of a hill that offers a magical panorama of the town , the sea and the lake is located Saint George Monas-tery. The saint George monastery contains a reconstructed 14th Albanian society. The Eagles’ Country has returned to its long tradition of tolerance by allowing Bektashis, Sunni Muslims and Christians to pray together on the Tomorri Mountain, the sanctuary of divinities in Albania. Bektashi is often described as the right religion for Albanians, as a bridge between Christians and Muslims.

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