Day trip

From Durrës: Day Tour to Apollonia & Ardenica Monastery

From Durrës: Day Tour to Apollonia & Ardenica Monastery

From US$ 89.38 per person

Explore the historical treasures of the Archaeological Park of Apollonia & the Ardenica Monastery on this full-day tour with an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Albanian, English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Apollonia Archaeological Park
  • Learn about the rich history and archaeology of the city
  • Visit the cultural & religious monument of Ardenica Monastery
  • Travel from Durrës in comfort on air-conditioned transportation
Full description
Discover the ancient city of Apollonia on this full-day guided tour. Enjoy its special atmosphere, archaeology, and landscape. Then, visit the Ardenica convent, one of the most famous historical and religious monuments in Albania. Be transported in comfort from Durrës, enjoying the natural landscape on the way. Start your guided tour at 9 AM. The Archaeological Park of Apollonia holds about 2 million years of history. With the many monuments and ruins scattered on the hills of the Archaeological Park, you will come in close contact with the splendor of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Identify the ruins of the 8 angular antique cities with straight streets with the help of your guide. Hear the legends of the Illyrian tribe from your expert guide. Visit Greek theaters and Roman temples. Find the Monastery and the Church of St. Mary within the walls of the Park. Explore the remnants of the Hellenistic ancient theatre, the triumphal arch, the agora with its colonnade, the gym, the monument of Agonothetes, the Odeon, the library, and the mosaic villas. After soaking in the legends, history, and evolution of this site, stop for a lunch break. Continue to the Ardenica Monastery. Visit the Church of Saint Mary and the Chapel of St. Trinity Church. Learn how the monastery gained relevance among local inhabitants. In addition to the rich history and culture of this site, the Monastery also offers breathtaking views of the hills of Ardenica.
Includes
  • Transportation by AC car or minivan
  • Entry ticket to the Archeological Park of Apollonia
  • Entry ticket to Ardenica Monastery
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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  • Comfortable shoes
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Product ID: 391782