Apollonia And Divjaka National Park & Boat Trip

Apollonia is an impressive archaeological park with ruins from the Greek & Roman times. During the Roman empire, Apollonia was a great and important city. And it was famous for its school of philosophy.

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Duration1 Day

– Apollonia
– Divjaka
– Tower of view
– Boat trip
– Museum of Apllonia

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Apollonia

Apollonia is an impressive archaeological park with ruins from the Greek & Roman times. During the Roman empire, Apollonia was a great and important city. And it was famous for its school of philosophy.
Apollonia Archaeological Park Apollonia is an archaeological park in center of Albania. In the ancient times, Apollonia was an important Greek city. The city was founded in 588 BC by Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth. However, it was during the Roman period that the city of Apollonia really flourished.

In the 4th century AD, Apollonia was an important economic city and trade center. The city was known for its famous school of philosophy. Cicero, a famous Roman public speaker, called Apollonia “a great and important city”. And the city was also one of the most important gateways to the Via Egnatia, which was a Roman trade route through the Balkans.

The ruins of Apollonia were re-discovered in the beginning of the 19th century. The park is set of a hilly plateau and it is surrounded by calming nature.

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Karavasta Lagoon

Karavasta Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Albania and one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea.
Walk through the natural park and see its rich biodiversity in flora and fauna. Take a boat trip through the canals of the lagoon to experience
its beauty from inside, see the birds and the famous dalmatian Pelican.

We will start the tour toward Karavasta National Park . The park is bordered by Shkumbin river in the north, by the Divjaka hills in the east, by the Seman river in the south and by the Adriatic sea in the western part of it, Divjaka – Karavasta national park is characterized by its forest with typical flowers which grow in the country, Mediterranean pines and dense bushes. The most important feature of it is the existence of many natural habitats and the biodiversity of flora and fauna. These habitats serve as shelters for many waterfowls which are very rare in Albania.
The lagoon of Karavasta shelters the Dalmatian Pelican, which in this area represents about 5 percent of the total number of this specie in world scale. 1- Boat trip through the lagoon 2-Visitor
Center to understand more about its imporatance 3-Walk around the national park and see Dalmatian Pelican.

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