Is an ancient Greek city located on the right bank of the Vjosa River. Its ruins are situated 12 km far from the district of Fier. It was founded in 588 BC by Greek colonists from Corfu. Apollonia flourished in the Roman period and was home to a renowned school of philosophy, but began to decline in the 3rd century AD when its harbor started silting up as a result of an earthquake. Among the 24 cities in the Mediterranean world that hold this name by the time of Antiquity, Apollonia is the most important one, since it has served as a trading exchange among the Greeks and the Illyrians.
In fact only 10 percent of the city has been unearthed so far and experts have described it as the Pompey of Albania.
This amazing city has preserved its greatness up to nowadays. A wide territory covered with monuments, marvelous views that overlook the Adriatic Sea. The road to get there is of standard conditions, giving you the chance to travel relaxed and enjoy the panorama. Its favorable geographical position close to the main cities and the southern beaches, make of the National Park of Apollonia a privileged destination for cultural tourism in Albania.