Tour to Apollonia – Ancient Learning Center

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Excursion from Vlora port and visit the fascinating ancient city of Apollonia, once learning and cultural centre of the Roman Empire” The ancient city of Apollonia founded by the Greeks became one of the most important ancient centers in Roman times on the famous ancient Via Egnatia. On the way to the ancient site we will pass through the town of Vlora (or Vlorë)  where Albanian independence from the Ottoman turks was proclaimed in 1912, and the city of Fier an industrial town where the Communism isolation has left an everlasting present in its dilapidated factories. “Apollonia Prima” is how Apollonia was known in antiquity was a very important ancient town that saw incredible development during Roman times. The Roman Emperor Augustus Octavian himself studied there, a testimony to the development of this city in general and its cultural importance in particular. We will be able to visit the ruins, including the Parthenon, the Odeon, the library as well as the nearby Monastery of the 14th century turned into the archaeological museum where objects from the excavations are displayed. Possible Lunch in Traditional Restaurant in Restaurant Te Berti. After the end of our visits return back to Vlora Port.

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    Excursion from Vlora port and visit the fascinating ancient city of Apollonia, once learning and cultural centre of the Roman Empire” The ancient city of Apollonia founded by the Greeks became one of the most important ancient centers in Roman times on the famous ancient Via Egnatia. On the way to the ancient site we will pass through the town of Vlora (or Vlorë)  where Albanian independence from the Ottoman turks was proclaimed in 1912, and the city of Fier an industrial town where the Communism isolation has left an everlasting present in its dilapidated factories. “Apollonia Prima” is how Apollonia was known in antiquity was a very important ancient town that saw incredible development during Roman times. The Roman Emperor Augustus Octavian himself studied there, a testimony to the development of this city in general and its cultural importance in particular. We will be able to visit the ruins, including the Parthenon, the Odeon, the library as well as the nearby Monastery of the 14th century turned into the archaeological museum where objects from the excavations are displayed. Possible Lunch in Traditional Restaurant in Restaurant Te Berti. After the end of our visits return back to Vlora Port.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transfers with Modern A/C  bus or minibus with driver on tour
    • Professional English-French-German-Italian-Russian or Spanish speaking local guide throughout the tour
    • All the museum entry fee
    1. Day 1 Vlora- Apolonia- Vlora

      Excursion from Vlora port and visit the fascinating ancient city of Apollonia, once learning and cultural centre of the Roman Empire” The ancient city of Apollonia founded by the Greeks became one of the most important ancient centers in Roman times on the famous ancient Via Egnatia. On the way to the ancient site we will pass through the town of Vlora (or Vlorë) where Albanian independence from the Ottoman turks was proclaimed in 1912, and the city of Fier an industrial town where the Communism isolation has left an everlasting present in its dilapidated factories. “Apollonia Prima” is how Apollonia was known in antiquity was a very important ancient town that saw incredible development during Roman times. The Roman Emperor Augustus Octavian himself studied there, a testimony to the development of this city in general and its cultural importance in particular. We will be able to visit the ruins, including the Parthenon, the Odeon, the library as well as the nearby Monastery of the 14th century turned into the archaeological museum where objects from the excavations are displayed. Possible Lunch in Traditional Restaurant in Restaurant Te Berti. After the end of our visits return back to Vlora Port.

    I will meet you at your hotel, or cruise ship.

    I can end the tour where I met you if you wish. Or if you feel comfortable after 4 hours I can leave you to explore on your own.

     

    4 hours

     

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