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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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  • Located on the right bank of the Vjosë river, The ruins Apollonia are one of the top 'Archaeological parks' to visit within Albania. A short bus ride from the uninspiring city of Fier (the only city t...  more »
  • This was a really interesting visit. The buildings are worth a visit and the frescoes, although damaged, are remarkable.  more »
  • Very nice site! Two hour walk in the ruins of this ancient city. Present explanations in french. The visit to the small museum and beyond inner courtyard is a definite must! Attention to get there. My GPS made me pass by from very bumpy dirt road... a moment of solitude with a small city car (wolwsagen up) between the fields. Short site worth visiting
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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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