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Apollonia, Fier

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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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  • Two, maybe three interesting historical objects. Many parts of area is under reconstruction, museum is not bad, but also not a great. But if you dont have time to take a breakfast, local restaurant of...  more »
  • This is a huge site with large areas still awaiting excavation. The guide was extremely passionate and very funny. Everything he said was interesting and this was obviously a very special place for hi...  more »
  • If you are in Albania you have to visit this site. Bring a picnic basket and have a great meal under the sun surrounded by beauty.  more »
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  • Nice place for a walk into old history.
  • Impressive historic building
  • Nice stories about a great old city.
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  • Good place for visiting and home for a turtles