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Apollonia

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Address: Fier, Albania
Phone Number: +355 68 405 8529
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Ardencia and Apollonia Day Trip from Tirana
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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. It flourished in the Roman period but began to decline in the 3rd century AD when its harbor started silting up as a result of an... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 lunch time so we stopped in. We both had pork and a salad and white wine. I would put the pork as some... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The park itself is quite large allowing to walk not just to see sights but also for pleasure. There are a lot of sign around each sight so you have a good understanding of what you look at. They even created pictures how what everything looked like. We saw a turtle! Good hunting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It is worth a visit. The park is big and the ticket is cheap. With one ticket you can visit the museum the church and the park.

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Thank Zaaaac
Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Beautiful archaeological park where there is still digging going on by a joint team of French and Albanian archaeologists. The ancient ruins are beautiful ,also not to miss is the XII th century monastery and the small museum.

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Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This year in july we (me and my wife) spent our summer holiday in Albania. Travelling south from Duress to Csamil we heard about Apollonia, the ruins of an ancient city near Fier, an albanian town situated on the western part of the country, close to the seashore of Adriatica. Entering Fier we rapidly found an arrow on the main... More 

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Rayong, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A nicely laid out park. We came later, around 6pm, and didn't see any ticket sellers for the archeological park. However, a man without park ID and without official tickets kept insisting in Albanian that we pay him 500 leke each. We didn't and he seemed to let us go. The park itself is compact enough to see the theatre,... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We went to both Apollina and Butrint on back to back days while driving south. Apollina was much smaller but very impressive. Appolina was a good stopping point on our drive from Tirana to Gjirokaster.

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Thank chins01
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We had sunny day. The road from city to this spot is in bed condition. The area was full of schoolchildren. The history is amazing but it is visible, that there was a lot of recent improvement, which spoil the magic moment. Anyway I liked it.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The museum and the Byzantine church are excellent. The site is very interesting but spread out, and we never found the theatre! We should have got a guide but there were none at hand. However, the security guard was a pain, the curator of the museum was grumpy and smelled of alcohol and the site staff complained when we returned... More 

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