Day Tour in Ancient Apollonia.
After meeting with the guide you will be traveling to Apollonia. Apollonia was one the Ilyrians' (Ancient Albanians) settlements. The city founded in the turn of the 6th century BC by Greek colonists from Corinth and Corfu, whith they named it after God Apollo. Apollonia became one of the most important city-states in the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, until disaster struck and the city was ultimatelly abandoned.
In antiquity it has been famous for the production of tasty wines, olive oil and for its philosophy school, where Emperor Augustus studied. Artefacts have been found from both Greek and Roman influence and today, in the remains of the mighty city that once stood, you can see many of the parts of the ancient Apollonia depicting both periods. It was so important that the Romans built a branch connection Via Egnatia to Apollonia, especially for Apollonia.
The city started losing its importance in 3rd century AD because of a destructive earthquake. Once you have visited the park and the museum of Apollonia you will have a traditional lunch (*optional) in a restaurant inside the park. After lunch you will be transferred in Tirana for the end of your journey.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel in Tirana or city center.
Start/opening time: 8am.
End/closing time: 4:15pm at Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë.
Languages: English and Italian.
send request €148 (1 - 3 Persons)
send request €269 (4 - 7 Persons)
send request 8+ persons
send request €90 (guide only without transfer)
As our way of saying thank you for choosing us, at the end of this tour you'll be provided with a free self-guiding brochure and tour options for the rest of your stay.
Contact live travel consultant
- Guide (For groups up to 8 persons, driver and guide may be the same person)
- Hotel pick up
- Entry fees
- VAT 20%