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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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  • We did have trouble to find the archaeological site. But he missed maybe still a few panels of indications. We enjoyed the tour of the ruins and the Museum. A big plus point was to find explanations in french (very nice)! There is also the possibility to drink and eat on the site.
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  • A place to visit, possibly in the late afternoon to enjoy the sunset from the ruins. Don't miss the Museum set up in the monastery!
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  • From the ferry went by taxi at 10 euros. I leave the taxi, and worrying about the return leg they visited. Instead of going to the Museum, visited the ruins only. Sign tells of the ruins themselves are only a few of the imagination is quite necessary. Café are two hotels in the Guidebook, and is a closed Café at the Summit. Staff in front of the cafe, I don't recall, so we could see the light. After the tour, the Café after the asked taxi can be arranged. Staff is not only a basic simple English, so taxis are asked in Albania. Staff are really friendly and the fantastic and asked the interpreter who can speak English were close, while.
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  • Wonderful place! Here is educated Octavian August (Emperor of Rome). It's a disgrace that isn't under UNESCO patrimony
  • Very ancient and beautiful. There are a lot of archeological findings worth to see.
  • A beautiful place to visit a jewel of Albanian antiquity!
  • Apollonia  was an ancient Greek city and former bishopric in Illyria. located on the right bank of the Aous river (modern-dayVjosë). Its ruins are situated in the Fier region, near the village of Pojani (Polina), in modern-day Albania. Apollonia was founded in 588 BCE by Greek colonists from Corfu andCorinth, on a site initially occupied by Illyrian tribes and was perhaps the most important of the several classical towns known asApollonia. Apollonia flourished in the Roman period and was home to a renowned school of philosophy, but began to decline in the 3rd century AD when its harbor started silting up as a result of an earthquake. It was abandoned by the end of Late Antiquity.
  • Nice place for a walk into old history.

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