Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Wander the ruins of ancient significance at Apollonia. Founded first by the Taulanti Albanians, and then by the Greek colonists in 588 BCE, the city was founded again in the 18th century. International teams continue to excavate antiquities from the attraction's grounds, including a large collection of Roman statuary. Emperor Augustus himself studied in the ancient city. In fact, the town thrived under Roman rule and Cicero mentioned it as a great city in his writings. After its devastation by an earthquake, the city is making a comeback as a major tourist attraction. A Byzantine monastery with a rustic interior is also on site, and you are welcome to tour the inside. Purchase tickets at the museum, which serves as your introduction to the site's history. There is a lot of ground to cover, so wear comfortable shoes. There are facilities inside the museum. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Fier holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Apollonia and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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The park itself is quite large allowing to walk not just to see sights but also for pleasure. There are a lot of sign around each sight so you have a good understanding of what you look at. They even ... read more »
Pour les touristes français voici un site qui peut nous rendre fière grâce aux fouilles de M. Léon REY. Les premières fouilles ont été réalisés par cet archéologue. Elles se poursuivent encore aujourd... read more »For french tourists here is a site that can make us proud through excavations of Mr. Léon REY. The first excavations were made by this archaeologist. They continue to this day. Many treasures have been found which are on display in a small museum. To discover absolutely.show original
It is worth a visit. The park is big and the ticket is cheap. With one ticket you can visit the museum the church and the park.
Fernando De Araujo / FDA
Apollonia is archaeological site situated 30 km away from Vlora, 12km away from the city of Fier, near Pojan village, about 10 km away from the Adriatic coast. The archaeological site of Apollonia includes the associated group of structures with original remains from various civilizations, such as Illyrian, Greek, Roman and Medieval. Visit and Enjoy. *****
Beautiful place and amazing museum
Klejda CarbonelliAnd a beautiful place and my favorite country ♡show original
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