©

Fier trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Fier

Trip Planner Europe  /  Albania  /  Fier County  /  Fier
(4.8/5 based on 130 reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites
Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. Fier is 8km from the ruins of the ancient city of Apollonia. The municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Cakran, Dërmenas, Fier, Frakull, Levan, Libofshë, Mbrostar Ura, Portëz, Qendër and Topojë, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the city Fier. The total population is 120,655, in a total area of 619.90km2. The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 55,845.HistoryThe history of Fier is bound up with that of the oil, gas and bitumen deposits nearby. The presence of asphalt and burning escapes of natural gas in the vicinity was recorded as early as the 1st century AD. Dioscorides, in Materia Medica, describes lumps of bitumen in the adjacent river Seman, and the concentrated pitch on the banks of the Vjosë river Strabo, writing in about AD 17 states:On the territory of the people of Apolonia in Illlyria there is what is called a nymphaeum. It is a rock which emits fire. Below it are springs flowing with hot water and asphalt... the asphalt is dug out of a neighboring hill: the parts excavated are replaced by fresh earth, which in time is converted to asphalt.
Use our Albania tour planner to arrange the details of your trip to Fier and other destinations.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Fier

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Fier

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Fier:
Sightseeing, museums, religious sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nature, beaches
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nature, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, museums, wineries
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Fier

9 days in Albania BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Albania BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Albania BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Albania BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 27 days in Albania BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Albania BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Albania BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Albania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Albania BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Albania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Albania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Albania BY A USER FROM BELGIUM March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News