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Cruise Program Vlora & Apolonia - 1 Day

Cruise Program Vlora & Apolonia

Here , tourists can see a number of objects like:

  • Encircling Wall , Odeon & Portic
  • Mosaics , amphitheater ,
  • Nympheum ( monumental fountain)
  • Stoa , canals structure , gymnasium
  • The Church of Saint May
Inclusions:
  • A professional guide, local guides, assistance & information according to the program.
  • A modern coach with A/C , microphone
  • City sightseeing & visits of the most important objects
  • Entrance fees of the visit included
Highlights:
  • Explore the ancient history of Albania from Greek –  Roman period to modern times
  • Visit  of Archeological site of Apolonia , Amphitheater , Church of Saint Mary ,
  • Flag square & Monument of Independence , & Bay of Vlora & Kuz Baba ‘s hill
  • Take your time to discover the city on your own
Time schedule for this program :
  • 08.00 – Arrival at Port of Vlora
  • 08.20 – 09.20 –  Transfer to Apolonia
  • 09.20 – 11.20 –  Tour of Apolonia archeological site
  • 11.30 – 12.30 –  Transfer back to Vlora                      
  • 12.30 – 14.00 –   Lunch in a local restaurant  
 Lunch in a private restaurant :
  • variuos pies and traditional Albanian starters
  • main course ( meat )
  • desert / fruits
  • 0.5L of mineral water
Sightseeing Vlora:
  • 14.00 – 16.00  Visit of Flag square 
  • Monument of Independence & Bay of Vlora & Kuz Baba ,
  • Free time to explore the city on their own
  • 16.00 –  Back to ship. End of the services
 Documents to be presented at the border of Vlora’s port :
  • Valid passport / ID
  •  A list of groups with full generalities to be sent in advance          

Day 1
One Day Trip

Meet the clients at port of Vlora. Departure for trip to the main interesting objects of Vlora & Apolonia.

Vlora – also known as Vlore or Valona- is a south-Albanian city of approx. 94,000 inhabitants and one of the oldest Albanian cities. Albania’s 2nd largest port is situated here, the largest one is situated in Durres. Vlora is situated at the Bay of Vlorë, and is surrounded by mountains. A particularity of this bay it is that it is considered as the frontier between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea. The island of Sazan is close-by, at the entrance to the Bay of Vlorë. Italy is just 70 miles away. All around the town you’ll find gardens and olive groves.

The Museum of Independence the building where Albanian independence was proclaimed on 28 November 1912. This building is shown as well on the 500 Albanian leke banknote since 1996.

The Mosque of Muradie, This sultan-style mosque is an rather important religious monument for the locals. The dome that was built in 1542 by the architect Mimar Sinani and is build of carved stone. This monument is well known because of the harmonious distribution of its windows. Flag square , Monument of Independence & Bay of Vlora & Kuz Baba to enjoy the scenery of the city from the above the hill.

Archaeological site of Apolonia is situated 12 km far from Fier , near the village of Pojan. Apolonia was founded near 588 B.C. from a Corinthian & Corcyra community. In Roman times, Apolonia was a large prosperous city near the mouth of Vjosa River. A number of important objects & parts of Roman city center are opened to the public . In the ancient city of Apolonia , there is an ancient mosaic with particular values for the visitor , which shows the Achilles image .

Unfortunately, some of the statues & other portable objects were removed before 1946 & sent to other countries. The museum of Apolonia is situated on the site of the 13th century Monastery. In the courtyard of the monastery, there is a Byzantine style church of the 14th century.

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