Archaeological Park of Bylis, a growing archaeological and historical destination
The Archaeological Park of Bylis is a significant site representing the ruins of an old Illyrian civilization.
The Illyrian city of Bylis, situated on a hill near today’s village of Hekal, once extended to a surface of 30 hectares, which was protected by a wall 2.2 km long. The perimeter wall was equipped with numerous entrance and protective towers.
Today, there are still visible the ruins of the theater, with a capacity of 7500 spectators, which served not only for theatrical and musical performances for the city’s inhabitants and the surrounding areas but also as venues where important decisions were made about the fate of Byline community.
In addition to the theater, Bylis had its own stadium, two promenades (one of which two storeys), water storage, prytaneoni, gymnasium, altars, villas, streets, and its own workshops of pottery, sculpture, and local coins.
In this tourist season, the Archaeological Park of Bylis has begun to have a growing visitation, thanks to breathtaking landscapes that can be admired from this site.