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Apollonia

Fier, Albania
+355 68 405 8529
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A short drive from Fier away, Apollonia is a very nice archaeological site in the Albanian... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Jamerli
Quite a drive to get there

Our mistakes were arriving around noon, so it was so hot we couldn't do justice to the site... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Yvonne O
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Fier, Albania
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

A short drive from Fier away, Apollonia is a very nice archaeological site in the Albanian countryside. The road from Fier to Apollonia is partially paved, partially unpaved but fully navigable in a small city car without any major problems. Once there you can visit...More

Thank Jamerli
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Our mistakes were arriving around noon, so it was so hot we couldn't do justice to the site. Because of that, we left early, without exploring the area properly, and missed the church and museum. Be warned, the road there is horrific, probably the worst...More

Thank Yvonne O
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this site just as the sun was beginning to sit and all of the views were just beautiful. The museum was awesome and the tour guide accommodated A short tour even though we arrived just around closing time. Such beautiful views so worth...More

Thank Kburris910
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Splendid view virgin local cafe above the Apollonia museum. Must try. Hard to find. Go up the hill from the museum and follow a little sign Restaurant. The freshest frogs and tasty local chicken served with fresh rosemary which our young waiter cut just behind...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Apollonia is so romantic. A place to fall in love. Every time i visit Albania, i feel like it is a MUST place to see. So many stories hidden in this small city. Once made a beautiful romantic picnic there, it was so quite so...More

Thank Doppelmai
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Ancient city of Apollonia is definitely worth a visit. Besides the antic sites, you will enjoy landscape views and old monastery and Orthodox Church. The site officially closes at 8, but the staff actually leaves it open so you can wonder around during the sunset...More

Thank Edi d
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

You can plunge into the world of ancient Greece, touch the stones that Aristotle heard. Good museum and view from the highest point (near the restaurant). It is convenient to climb the path that is to the left of the amphitheater, if you are standing...More

Thank Илона Р
Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you're a fan of ancient Rome then the place to visit while in Albania is Apollonia, just outside of Fier. Perched atop a large hill with spectacular views all around, the excavated ruins only hint at what once was an incredible place. There are...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Apollonia, dedicated to the god Apollo, stands out among ancient Roman ruins as a tranquil center of learning and religion. From the buildings and their arrangement, you get a sense of studied calm. In the small Odeon (theatre) you can easily imagine toga-clad Octavian (Julius...More

Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Very interesting ancient site near albanian town of Fier, not so easy to find. Not good organized, but as the new highway, just on construction, is passing by, hope that will be better in the future. In any case - recommended.

Thank nevenjerkovic
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