Apollonia & Durres

Language English, Italian
Price 275 EUR for tour
Capacity Group of up to 5 people
Duration 12 hours

Apollonia, founded during the first half of the 6th century BC, was one of the largest cities of the Adriatic basin. Preserved in an exceptional condition, its architecture suggests the mingling of Western and Eastern building traditions.

Durrës ( Dyrrah ), founded in the 700th BC by ancient Greek settlers from Corinth and Corcyra, is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Tour of Apollonia from an on – site archeologist.

Lunch near Apollonia, in a local restaurant in the countryside.

Durrës’s guided tour of the ruins and its street – art.

TOUR INFORMATION:

Departure: 09:00 am ( Hotel pick – up )

Included: Transportation, Tour Director, Lunch, Guide by on – site archeologist, Museum and archeology sites entrances, Coffee break.

Getting around: Private motor coach, walking.

Itinerary

On our way to Apollonia, stop in Golem Beach for a beachfront coffee break. Set off on a guided tour in Apollonia, where an on – site archeologist explains the history behind the temple of Artemis, the Odeon, the Triumphal Arch and more…

We head for lunch in a local restaurant in the countryside of Apollonia.

In the afternoon transfer to Durrës, for a guided tour of the city’s famed ruins. We will wander around its City Walls, Byzantine Forum, roman Thermal Baths, the Venetian Tower and more. Visit its Amphitheater and Archeological Museum with a local guide.

Coffee break on top of the Venetian Tower before travelling back to Tirana.

Drop off at hotel or anywhere in Tirana.

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