Apollonia Archaeological Park, Pojan

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Wander the ruins of ancient significance at Apollonia Archaeological Park. Founded first by the Taulanti Albanians, and then by the Greek colonists in 588 BCE, the city was founded again in the 18th century. International teams continue to excavate antiquities from the attraction's grounds, including a large collection of Roman statuary. Emperor Augustus himself studied in the ancient city. In fact, the town thrived under Roman rule and Cicero mentioned it as a great city in his writings. After its devastation by an earthquake, the city is making a comeback as a major tourist attraction. A Byzantine monastery with a rustic interior is also on site, and you are welcome to tour the inside. Purchase tickets at the museum, which serves as your introduction to the site's history. There is a lot of ground to cover, so wear comfortable shoes. There are facilities inside the museum. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Pojan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Apollonia Archaeological Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Absolutely loved visiting Apollonia. There is so much to see and it's a real pleasure to just wander about and imagine you lived here thousands of years ago. The view is stunning all the way round...  more »
  • We went here because it was on the way but it’s definitely a little bit of the beaten track and not necessarily a must see. Either way, if you happen to pass by it might be a good opportunity to...  more »
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  • A lot of fun to visit and take pictures. More to see than you'd think at first. A little tricky to get to. Easy to walk around although it is on top of a small hill. Extremely enjoyable.
  • The mos important city and temple of Pelasgian God Apollo. Very near from road.

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