Durresi: What to visit

The Fortress of the City : the remains of the walls belong to the 6th century; the addition from 13-14th century. Wars and earthquakes destroyed the fortress. 

Durresi what to visitThe Amphitheatre : with a capacity of 15,000 spectators. Its diameter must have been more than 120 metres. It is one of the biggest and most exquisite monuments that have survived from the ancient city. It was built in the 2nd century A.D. 

The Belle of Durres: It is the most polychromatic mosaic found in the country. The mosaic was discovered beneath a dwelling, in a residential quarter of the town. It is elliptical in shape and measures 17 x 10 feet. The mosaic depicts on a block ground g woman's head surrounded by flowers.

Durres what to visitRoman Thermal Baths: were discovered on 1962. The baths have a hypocaust or heating system and a pool, 23 feet long by 17 feet wide. 

The Archaeological Museum: situated near the sea. It gives a view on the ancient Dyrrachium. There are many objects excavated in Durres and this museum being small can not reveal all of them. There are currently plans to construct and extension to the existing museum. 

On the west side of the town, on top of a hill, rises a magnificent villa. It used to be the villa of King Zog. Today it is used to receive foreign delegations. The villa, with its striking pink paintwork, overlooks the port of Durres.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 March 2005 )