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All reviews ancient city well worth a visit archaeological site small museum orthodox church roman period a great deal day trip century ad poor condition spectacular views late antiquity couple of hours restaurants bars right bank the main road entrance fee
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Apollonia is beatifull,it is a beatifull historicol place,it is interesting but it is in a beatifull natural place,Apollonia has an interesting museum and it is very very very interesting the church taht is close to the musem,don t miss it

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank aureliolorusso
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Located on the right bank of the Vjosë river, The ruins Apollonia are one of the top 'Archaeological parks' to visit within Albania. A short bus ride from the uninspiring city of Fier (the only city to which you can connect with local transport network), Apollonia was (in its heyday) an important centre of trade and learning, mentioned by the likes of Aristotle, Strabo and Cicero. The visible remains are a testament to that wealth and success. The main sights to see while in the park include Monument of Agonothetes, the city council building (and symbol of Albanian archaeology), The Byzantine Church of Saint Mary in Apollonia and the Museum to the city (all included in the entry ticket). While not as well preserved as Buthrotum, Apollonia is worth your time and is not too far from Ardenica Monastery (if you have a car) to make a whole day trip of it. 'Point to remember', if you have no transport the Local bus STOP after Lunchtime, so if you still wish to see the Apollonia, book a local Taxi (about 500 Leke) from the restaurant by the entrance.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TheMarshal84
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

This was a really interesting visit. The buildings are worth a visit and the frescoes, although damaged, are remarkable.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 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 the small but charming museum displaying artifacts found at the site, as well as the small orthodox church. You can then go on to explore the site itself which presents well preserved ruins scattered across a vast area. As with all archaeological parks in the Mediterranean area, visiting in summer can influence your ability to properly appreciate the site (enter without a hat at own risk) but it is nevertheless well worth it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jamerli
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Reviewed August 6, 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Yvonne O
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