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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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  • 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 »
  • I always take the tour by Apollonia and the monastery of Ardenica as the historical vision even though different common points with the richness of the places, the remains, structures, artifacts and works of art. Apollonia is a famous Albanian archaeological site founded by the Greeks but already existed at the time of the Illyrians. Personally confronted with Butrint is an understatement in the amount of existing facilities, but the historical significance is considerable however. In my opinion the most interesting part is the antiquarian or Museum that time. There are findings from the excavations of the site interesting and educational Museum and well structured. Deserves a landing or a day with Ardenica.
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  • 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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  • Very nice place to visit. Not far from Vlore
  • Nice stories about a great old city.
  • 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. *****
  • Good place for visiting and home for a turtles
  • Beautiful place and amazing museum