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Worth the effort to get there

I see that other reviewers have already mentioned the perils of the road leading to this place. I... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
Robert E
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London, United Kingdom
Hard to get to but worth it

Visited as part of a group with an expert guide. It is on top of a ridge with amazing views. The... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
VictorGee
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Rruga E Hekalit | Mallakastër, Albania
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

I see that other reviewers have already mentioned the perils of the road leading to this place. I can heartily concur and would strongly advise going on a guided trip with a local driver. Not a place to try driving up to, unless you too...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert E
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Visited as part of a group with an expert guide. It is on top of a ridge with amazing views. The site does have some information boards, the cafe has guide books and leaflets. The cafe has clean toilets and serves very good food. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VictorGee
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Off the tourist trail, our taxi driver had to ask the way several times, lies this ancient city. There are some, very weathered, information panels, now hard to read. So there is little information on site, and a good guidebook, preferably with a map of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Bylis is as much known as other historical archaeological parks in Albania, but is absolutely worthit to visit it.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

This site is well worth visiting. It is on top of a hill with amazing views over a wide valley. we had an excellent guide. There has been a lot of excavation here and it is continuing.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Byillis is an amazing archaeological park set on a stunning mountain top from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding valley. We were there on a very warm summer's day and discovered we had the site all for ourselves. English information at the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jamerli
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Byllis is an amazing mountain top roman city spread over 2 kilometres. The Romans took over from the Byllites in 240BC and the place kept going until the 580AD. Consequently there are the remains of a 7,500 capacity stadium and also a couple of Christian...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JerrryCornelius
Reviewed 30 May 2017

There is a tarmac road from the "main" road, but once you get to the gate you have a few hundred yards of rough track to get to the restaurant and park. The man at the restaurant came and took our money (300 lek each)....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Albania is a country which deserves to be much better known. Of all the amazing places we visited there, although not as famous as Butrint, Bylis was probably my favourite. This is a site set on top of a hill looking over a wide river...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Windsor77
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We were lucky to visit this hill-top city on a glorious day. It was stunning from the drive climbing up through narrow lanes, past old oil 'donkeys' with a pungent smell of sulphur to arrive a the end of a gravel track to a large...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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