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Durres Day Tour with Local Guide

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5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people


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Durres Day Tour will immerse you in the monuments of classical Durres.

The name of the city in the past was Epidamnos and Dyrrahium, deriving from the ancient Greek language.

It is the second largest city in Albania. And it consists of the port where the ships embark.

Durres is one of the oldest cities in Albania.

But not only, it consists the Byzantine walls and the Roman Amphitheater.

The Byzantine walls that used to surround the city from the Ottoman Empire still stand tall, and give the city another insight.

But the Roman Amphitheater is one of the most majestic ruins left in Durres.

The Amphitheater reminds you ancient times as it is built in 2nd century AD.

The archaeological museum is also located in this city and it offers an exhibition of the archaeological findings.

Not only, it portrays Albanian culture and tradition around the rooms.

But the city of Durres doesn’t have only the ancient appeal but also the modern.

Explore the archaeological sites and learn about the modern side with an expert guide.

Therefore you will learn why the city has the name “Tavern of the Adriatic”.

And you will enjoy your trip more.

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The the Ethnographic Museum
Your trip starts at 9:00 at the “Liria” Square. Explore the city’s 1930’s architecture as you walk along the boulevard.
Visit the Ethnographic Museum and its artefacts displayed on the second floor of a traditional house from the 19th cent. It exhibits authentic objects of hand-crafts as well as a rich collection of Albanian traditional costumes.
The Roman Amphitheatre
Next, you will visit the Roman Amphitheater from the 2nd century AD, built during the reign of the Emperor Trajan as one of the biggest amphitheatres in Balkans. The Roman Amphitheatre and the city of Durrës are unusual for their extraordinary degree of preservation, particularly for its large stretches of undisturbed stratigraphy. About a third of the amphitheater was not set on manmade supports, but on natural ones, utilizing a precipitous hillside to support its northern seating, or cavea. On the way to the archaeological museum you can admire the Byzantine Wall, an engineering masterpiece, built during the reign of Emperor Anastasius ( VI cent AD ) whose origin was from Durres, and the seaside promenade enjoying the fresh air and the view of the largest bay in Albania. The Byzantine Chapel is our next stop. An early Christian chapel built into the western side of the amphitheater. Its western alcove preserves a unique polychromatic mosaic representing Christian iconography in almost their natural sizes.
The Archaeological Museum
If you’re interested in Durres history, or even just curious about it, Durres Archaeological Museum has some of the best exhibits. Having a guide at your side as you explore means you can ask as many questions as you like! The Venetian Tower and the Byzantine stretch of wall – A 15th cent intervention done to the byzantine fortification of the city. A flight of stairs takes you to the roof which gives you the opportunity to watch the seaside and the surroundings of the old city.


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