Full Day Tour of Durres

The famous Roman orator, Cicero called Durres an admirable city, while the poet Catullus called it the tavern of the Adriatic.

Durrësi is the second largest city in Albania, the biggest port and the hub of the railroad system. It is one of the most ancient cities in Albania. Known by name of Epidamnus, it was established in the year 627 B.C. by colons coming from Corinth and Corcyra. Later on, the name changed to Durrahium (according to mythology the nephew of Epidamnus). During this period, the city flourished and became the main port of the Eastern Adriatic. Between the 1st and the 3rd centuries, it played a major role as a trading centre along the ancient Egnatia road, which connected Rome with Byzantium. Everyone has lot of things to see in Durrës, considering it a getaway to another world.

Highlights of the tour

  • City Walls.
  • Amphitheatre.
  • Roman Thermal Baths.
  • Byzantine Forum.
  • Archaeological Museum.
  • Ethnographic Museum.
  • King Zogu Villa.

Meet and greet with the group at hotel lobby and drive to Durres, 35 km from Tirana. Briefing on the way there. We start with Durres city walls, the amphitheatre, the Ethnographic Museum, the old part of the city and then we continue toward city centre, where most of the institutions are located. We will visit the mosque, the city hall, the cinema and then we continue toward the Roman Thermal Baths, the Byzantine Forum and the Archaeological Museum.
Then we will visit King Zogu Villa which offers a scenic view of Durres from the top of a hill. Then we descend toward Taulantia promenade to have a coffee or lunch.
Entrance fees, where applicable, are not included. Food, drinks and tips not included.

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