Immerse yourself in the beauty of the ancient Greek architecture of Apollonia and explore the ancient marvels of the Ardenica Monastery in this day trip from Tirana.
While, discovering these two sites that are a hidden gem in Albania you will be speechless at what they have to offer. Apollonia is located on the banks of the last wild river in Europe, Vjosa River. The pillars and theater of Apollonia will remind you the days when Greeks used to believe in Gods and built houses for them.
The ancient city is part of UNESCO heritage list. The site is very well preserved and shows you about the past. Apollonia’s Beauty has attracted many visitors. Considering Apollonia a great and important city of the past. Thing that you can see from the ruins that are almost perfect.
Moreover, in this day trip of Apollonia from Tirana you will get to see Ardenica and the monastery. The monastery is located on the gorgeous hills of Ardenica. It is one of the most spiritual places you will visit in Albania. Why so remains to be discovered when you are there. It is a hidden jewel and a marvel of Albania’s landmarks.
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We meet at 8:00 am at the Scanderbeg Square to start our journey towards the city of Fier, where both sites are located in a small distance from the city.
We visit Apollonia, the city where you will feel closer to the Greek architecture and ancient Illyrian period. You will see how this place is almost perfectly preserved from time and from the human hand.
You will fall in love with the white pillar that make it look like the Parthenon & Acropolis.
On our way back we stop at the Ardenica Monastery which is an amazing orthodox spiritual place.
Built with stones that come from the ancient city of Apollonia, the monastery is named after Saint Mary and is called St. Mary’s Church.
This place will make you feel spiritual more than before. A place to be and visit when you are in Albania.
After our explorations we will head back to Tirana.