Apollonia Archaeological Park

Apollonia’s ruins are situated in the Fier region, near the village of Pojani, in modern-day Albania. It was founded in 588 BCE by colonists from Corfu and Corinth, on a site initially occupied by Illyrian tribes and was perhaps the most important of the several classical towns known as Apollonia. It flourished in the Roman period and was home to a renowned school of philosophy, but began to decline in the 3rd century AD when its harbor started silting up as a result of an earthquake. It was abandoned by the end of Late Antiquity.

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