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“Quite a drive to get there”
Review of Apollonia

Apollonia
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US$92.83*
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Ardencia and Apollonia Day Trip from Tirana
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Fier
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Reviewed 7 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 we had in Albania, where the roads are normally very good.

Thank Yvonne O
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"ancient city"
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"well worth a visit"
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"small museum"
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"on site"
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"roman period"
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"orthodox church"
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"day trip"
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"century ad"
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"spectacular views"
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"late antiquity"
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"a real treat"
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"restaurants bars"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"right bank"
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"the main road"
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"drive"
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"albania"
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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 the drive out of the city. Would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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 our table. Extraordinary authentic peaceful place in the shadow of 500 yo olive trees.

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Reviewed 4 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 beautiful. It is up in a hill and if you focus, you can even smell the sea wind. Apollonia was actually a sea city but if you read the story before you go there, you will be so fascinated from the small details that you can still find. In the museum you can see a small part of the story and also some things and statues you haven't seen before. For me it is a magical City, a wisdom city. I say city because i can't except to call them Ruins, the stones there still tell you lots of stories.
Sometimes we even visit the restaurant there. Traditional food, and very polite people.
But still prefer the picnic.
If you want to surprise your partner , invite them for a picnic there.

1  Thank Doppelmair
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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 with no people :) We really enjoyed

Thank Edi d
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