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Apollonia Albania full day:

Tour itinerary

You will depart at 8 am from Tirana to arrive in Apollonia the first part of the trip includes a guided tour of the archaeological site. Walking through nature, among the ruins of thousand-old buildings, you will enter a unique atmosphere. There are a few archaeological sites in the Mediterranean area that offer a similar landscape with beautiful ancient architecture and nature. And the Romans knew it! Cicero passed in this city and wrote some pages confirming that 60,000 people lived here. With the help of our guides, you will be able to identify the ruins of the antique city with straight streets. Here you find what is left from the Hellenistic ancient theatre, the triumphal arch, the agora with its colonnade, the gym, the temple (Bouleuterion) or the monument of Agonothetes (in honor of the two brothers mentioned in the inscription of architrave), the Odeon, the library, and the various mosaic villas. Let’s not forget the fact that Apollonia is the place where the emperor Augustus was formed in 47 BC.

After the lunch break, the tour continues with a visit to the  Ardenica Monastery, built-in 1282 by the byzantine emperor Andronicus. Here we find the Church of Saint Mary, the Chapel of Saint Trinity, the mill, and stalls for the animals. A place that exudes sacredness, starting with the few gardens in the courtyard and inside murals. This place was where the wedding of the Albanian national hero, Skanderbeg, was held on April 21, 1451. The route continues to Durres– Visit the ancient Greco-Roman port city of Dyrrachium. You will visit the Amphitheatre (2nd, century AD) and the old town. Drive back to Tirana end of the services

Duration : 10/ hour(s)


Pick up from hotel or in front of our Office Tours Albania & Balkans

Str, Luigj Gurakuqi 42 , 1001, Tiranë, Albania

The local guide will be waiting for you with TAB Sign


The tour will depart at 07:30. Please be there 10 minutes in advance

RETURN TIME; the tour will end approximately at 19;30 

Price and Information:

This tour is offered as a private tour!

Private tours can be done any day of the year according to your needs.  For private tours, we can offer pick-ups in Tirana or from other spots

Payment Options: We accept bank transfers, PayPal and we have a debit terminal/POS available at our Office to accept Debit, VISA, and MasterCard payments (please keep in mind that 4% of the total will be added for the latter option.)  We can also accept cash payments where applicable.

  • 55 Euro per person for a minimum of 7 participants
  • 60 Euro per person for a minimum of 6 participants
  • 65 Euro per person for a minimum of 5 participants
  • 70 Euro per person for a minimum of 4 participants
  • 75 Euro per person for a minimum of 3 participants
  • 115 Euro per person for a minimum of 2 participants
  • 210 Euro for 1 participant
  • Language:           Guide services, English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish 
  • Transportation:  With modern a/c vehicles
  • Museums: entry and guided tour of the archaeological site of Apolonia, Ardenica Monastery, Durres the Amphitheatre
  • Lunch
  • Guide/Driver gratuity

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