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Cruise Program Durres - 1 Day

Cruise Program Durres

 Durres Highlights:

  • 09:00 – 09:10 – Drive to the Old City of Durres
  • 09:10 – 11:10 – Tour of the Old City Durres (visits to Roman amphitheatre and Ethnographic museum)
  • 11:10 – 11:40 – Free time
  • 11:40 – 12:10 – Drive to the Scanderbeg winery
  • 12:10 – 13:00 – Wine tasting
  • 13:00 – 13:30 – Drive back to Durres
Menu at Scanderbeg winery:
  • – brandy
  • – 2 kinds of wine
  • – cheese
  • – fruit
  • – water

Day 1
One Day Trip

Meet the clients at port of Durres Departure for trip to the main interesting objects of Durres.

The history of Durres comes alive on this exploration of its ancient landmarks, including a Roman amphitheatre where gladiators fought, the forum, and the city’s Byzantine walls.On a drive through the ancient city of Durres, you will notice several archaeological remnants that hint at a storied past. Founded by the Greeks in the 7th century BC, and later occupied by the Romans, Durres developed as a major trading area.

Visit the Roman amphitheatre, built during the reign of Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. This is one of the largest amphitheaters in the Balkans, and the 20,000-seat structure wasn’t excavated until the 1960s, when several chapels adorned with Christian mosaics were also unearthed.

Wandering about the site offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, as do the nearby Byzantine defensive walls, which date back only to the 5th century. They were once bordered by a moat, limiting access to the inner city to by drawbridge only.

See the remains of a circular forum constructed around the same time. Some of its carved columns still stand, offering further insight into this period.A different and more contemporary side of Durres awaits you in the Ethnographic Museum, where Albanian folk costumes and crafts are on display.En route back to the pier, you will visit the most famous winery in Albania, where you might toast the setting with a traditional Skenderbeu brandy. Sample a selection of wines made exclusively from Albanian grapes.

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