Apollonia & Durres

Day Trips & Excursions in Albania

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Apollonia, founded during the first half of the 6th century BC, was one of the largest cities of the Adriatic basin. Preserved in an exceptional condition, its architecture suggests the mingling of western and eastern building traditions.Durrës ( Dyrrah ), founded in the 700th BC by ancient Greek settlers from Corinth and Corcyra, is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Beach Durres LJOn our way to Apollonia, stop in Golem Beach for a beachfront coffee break.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Apollonia, Fier, Fier CountySet off on a guided tour in Apollonia, where an on – site archeologist explains the history behind the temple of Artemis, the Odeon, the Triumphal Arch and more…Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Taverna NikoWe head for lunch in a local restaurant in the countryside of Apollonia.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Venetian TowerIn the afternoon transfer to Durrës, for a guided tour of the city’s famed ruins. We will wander around its City Walls, Byzantine Forum, roman Thermal Baths, the Venetian Tower and more.Coffee break on top of the Venetian Tower before travelling back to Tirana.Drop off at hotel or anywhere in Tirana.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Durres Amphitheatre, Durres, Durres CountyVisit the Amphitheater with a local guide.Stop At: Durres Archaeological Museum, Durres, Durres CountyVisit the Archeological Museum with a local guide.Duration: 40 minutes

What’s included

  • Afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Apollonia
  • Entry/Admission - Taverna Niko
  • Entry/Admission - Venetian Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Durres Archaeological Museum

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities