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Apollonia, Fier

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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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  • Discover that the Greek and Roman remains Albania possesses a treasure, Byzantine churches, definitely enriches the trip. Obvious that we in Italy and Rome we used to live in the midst of the archaeological sites, but this place is really nice, all in all well kept, small and cozy. Go to the Museum, the staff are really really friendly and there are artifacts found on the site. Exciting the Church!
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  • The site of Apollonia, in my opinion worth a detour from the path if you have the time available. The Park is well maintained, the Church is beautiful and interesting to see both for icons that the porch with columns, all different and the well. The Museum is well prepared, my suspended actual archaeological part which is really short, of course with a little imagination there are various explanatory signs of what was here and what was there ... It makes a nice walk up and down the Hill, at some point there is also a nice little bar in the middle of nature, surrounded by olive ... Ma x noi italiani the ancient remains are else..
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  • Nothing to do with the Italian archaeological sites. Overgrown, little, however nice, there is still a lot of work, but as I saw the Albania's strong growth and I think that soon will follow. It is very cheap. There is a museum with several interesting objects and a beautiful church. Don't miss the Temple of Diana and the Odeon.
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  • Very nice atmosphere. Food is not great but still tasty and for reasonable price.
  • Good eat in good energy place
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