Tirana – Berat – Fier –Ballsh –Bylis –Vlore –Apolloni

PROGRAM 3 :Tirana-Berat-Fier-Ballsh-Bylis-Vlore-Apolloni and back to Tirana.

Day 1: Departure in the morning from Tirana to Bylis (3.5 hours drive). From Bylis you can see Vjosa River and also the Island of Sazan. The road goes via Fier and Ballsh. Arrival in Bylis which is a very important archeological center in Albania. It is very interesting to see:
  • the theatre, which is larger than that of Butrint.
  • the Stoa which originally was a 2 floor building.
  • the monumental fountain of the 3rd century.
  • several stadium elements.
  • medieval cultural objects such as basilicas that manifest a significant continuity in the cultural field.

Lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon departure to Vlora (2 hours drive). Overnight.

Day 2: Morning departure to Apollonia, which is located 12km in the South of Fier near the Village of Pojan.It was established near 588 B.C. Tourists visit its numerous objects very frequently. Among these are:
  • Marvelous Façade of Bouleterion
  • Theatre
  • Odeon
  • Nympheum (monumental fountain)
  • Stoa, canals structure, gymnasium etc.

In the ancient city of Apolonia, there are many ancient mosaics. In the complex of Apolonia there is also the Monastery of Saint Mary near the Museum of Apolonia. Lunch in a local restaurant.
Afternoon departure to Tirana.

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 March 2006 )