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Apollonia, Fier

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#10 of 36 in Historic Sites in Albania
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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  • Apollonia is so romantic. A place to fall in love. Every time i visit Albania, i feel like it is a MUST place to see. So many stories hidden in this small city. Once made a beautiful romantic picnic t...  more »
  • It owes its name to the God Apollo, and was part of the territories dominated by the King of Epirus, Pyrrhus. He was later occupied by the Romans, the Illyrians and the Romans, under which grew again. It is currently one of the most important archaeological sites in Albanians, largely by bringing in the light. Absolutely deserves to be seen.
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  • Ancient city of Apollonia is definitely worth a visit. Besides the antic sites, you will enjoy landscape views and old monastery and Orthodox Church. The site officially closes at 8, but the staff act...  more »
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  • Nice place for a walk into old history.
  • Impressive historic building
  • Nice stories about a great old city.
  • Very nice place to visit. Not far from Vlore
  • Good place for visiting and home for a turtles

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