Durrës: Walking Tour and Roman Amphitheater

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Join a guided walking tour to explore the city and the Roman Amphitheater with entry tickets included. Along the way, see the Venetian tower, city walls, and Grand Mosque.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Durres
  • Venetian Tower
  • Roman Amphithetaer

Description

Durresi, the so-called Durazzo in Italian, has one of the oldest centers in Albania and is also the second most populated city in the country. It was known as Epidamnos in the seventh century BC from the Greek colonies, Korint and Corfu. During the Roman era, the city gained increasing importance, becoming also a battleground between the armies of Caesar and Pompey during the period of the Civil War. After the Byzantine Empire, the city fought the Bulgarians and Ottomans. Today, Durrës Port is one of the biggest tourist and commercial ports on the Adriatic Sea. Thanks to this guided tour, you will be introduced to the unique history of this city and the archeological monuments that it holds. Most of these archeological monuments are found in the ancient city of Dyrrachium, which refers to the Greek period and the Roman Empire. We will visit the Venetian Tower, built in the fifteenth century. A military fortified tower, that was built between 1400 and 1500 to protect the port. The Venetian tower is located next to the ancient walls of the Durrës castle, which surrounded the city center. Then we will move towards the Roman Amphitheater, built by Emperor Trajan at the beginning of the II century AC. The amphitheater was built to accommodate a capacity of 20,000 people, and it is the biggest in the Balkan area.

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Guide Entrance ticket for the Roman Amphitheater

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