Apolonia Archaeological Park
Apollonia is situated 12 km from the city of Fier. The city was named to honor the god Apollo. Among the 24 Mediterranean cities carrying this name in Antiquity, Apollonia of Illyria was the most important and played an immense role as a trading intermediary between Helens and Illyrians. Archeologists refer to Apollonia as “the Pompei of Albania”, since only 10% of the former city’s territory has been uncovered to the present. Established in the early 4th century BCE, the ruins of Apollonia were discovered in the beginning of the 19th century. Ruins of the protective wall and an archaic temple dedicated to the Artemis, the most venerated goddess by the Apollonians, date from the city’s earliest period. The vast territory covered with monuments, which opens to amazing views and scenery of the Myzeqeja Plain and the Adriatic Sea, and the favorable geographic location, close to large cities and the south coast make Apollonia Archaeological Park easily accessible and a privileged destination of Albanian cultural tourism.
Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 18.00
Last Monday and Sunday of the month is vacation
Tickets purchased at the point of sale
General admission ticket 400 ALL
+12 Group ticket 300 ALL
Reduced ticket 200 ALL
Family ticket 150 ALL
Student ticket 120 ALL
Children under 8 years old Free entry
Tickets purchased online
- General admission ticket 400 ALL
- +12 Group ticket 300 ALL
- Children under 8 years old Free entry
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The tour at the Apollonia Archaeological Park lasts 1.5-3 hours.
What to see:
The Monumental Center (the city’s ancient Agora), Archaeological Museum, Church of Virgin Mary, Monastery of Virgin Mary, Theater and Nympheum.
Infrastructure accessible to people with disabilities is lacking both within the Apollonia Archaeological Museum and the Park territory.
The Park does not provide audio guides, only brochures in English, French and Albanian, as well as tour guides.
Pets and photography are not permitted in the AAM (Apollonia Archaeological Museum), as well as within the Monastery (Church of Saint Mary and the Refectory).
The Park’s restrooms are located within the facilities of the Saint Mary Monastery, but there are more restrooms in the restaurants (2) that serve food and beverages.
Apollonia Archaeological Park provides tour guides in several languages (English, French, Italian and Greek).
Beverages, food and pets are prohibited within the Museum, but are allowed in the site.
The Park offers the Actionbound “Apollo Deus Solis” application (The Park is the first to use this application in two languages. Everyone can discover Apollonia through games and entertainment.)