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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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  • Apollonia was founded in 6th century BC by Greeks from Corfu and Corinth on a site occupied by Illyrian tribes. It was considered the most important of the several classical towns known as Apollonia. ...  more »
  • Very nice walking tour of a historic site. Great views in many directions of the surrounding countryside. The trail leads you to a restaurant on top of a hill (not the one by the entrance). It was lun...  more »
  • Unfortunately we arrived late afternoon and we were not able to see it all and well. Excavations have still need much work, in fact if we consider that was inhabited by 60,000 inhabitants, its extension should be much more than is visible. Not to be missed, because beautiful, is the adjacent church of Santa Maria of the 14th century.
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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