Durres, the main seaport of the Albania, is located only 35 km away from Tirana. It is the most ancient city in country, with almost 3,000 years of history. Its foundation dates back to 627 B.C. when the Corinthians and settlers from Corcyra invaded the Illyrian territory of the Taulantii. The city is home to many ancient archaeological sites and finds. The most notable tourist attraction in Durres is the amphitheater of the Roman Emperor Adrian with 18,000 seats, the second biggest Amphitheatre in the Balkans. During the 9th century, a small church with mosaic-covered walls was built nearby. You can also see the nearby Byzantine forum of the 5th century with marble columns. One-third of the original wall of the city castle is still standing, and you can even walk along the same road that Caesar himself once walked. The Archeological Museum is a new building on “Taulantia” avenue. It is one of the most important of its kind and is of great interest to visitors. It contains both the Hellenic and Roman periods. In addition to its historical value. City of Durres is also a beautiful place to take a modern vacation, due to its sandy beaches, hotels and metropolitan feel. You will find excellent restaurants and accommodations all along the sea’s edge. Join our expert guide on this day trip for a full understating of the complex history of the city. .
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