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Apollonia

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Address: Fier, Albania
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Grand Ancient Site

This is a huge site with large areas still awaiting excavation. The guide was extremely passionate and very funny. Everything he said was interesting and this was obviously a... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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Levice, Slovakia
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283 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Two, maybe three interesting historical objects. Many parts of area is under reconstruction, museum is not bad, but also not a great. But if you dont have time to take a breakfast, local restaurant offer you a absolut great improvisation from local food - big suprise.

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Thank Martin J
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a huge site with large areas still awaiting excavation. The guide was extremely passionate and very funny. Everything he said was interesting and this was obviously a very special place for him. The ruins may not be the grandest, but the landscape in which they sit and the huge partially collapsed amphitheatre are very impressive, Add to this... More 

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Texas
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are in Albania you have to visit this site. Bring a picnic basket and have a great meal under the sun surrounded by beauty.

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Thank abnguero
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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189 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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Thank Cytraveler26
Lausanne, Switzerland
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101 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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Thank Distenz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 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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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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