In the morning, we depart for the ancient city of Apollonia one of the most important ancient centers in Roman times on the famous Via Egnatia. The Roman Emperor Augustus Octavian himself studied there, a testimony to the development of this city in general and its cultural importance. We will be able to visit the ruins, including the library as well as a nearby Monastery of the 14th century turned into the archaeological museum where objects from the excavations are displayed.
After the visits to Apollonia we are going to visit the Monastery of Ardenica. Ardenica Abbey (church) it was in the Middle age argued by a stone in entrance dating back to the 1417, but the first building belongs at the beginning of XVIII century. Today inside the church you can admire pictures of 1743-1745 years, by Albanian artists such as Konstandin and Athanos Zografi, as well as Konstandin Shpataraku. It is also said that our national Hero Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeu married at the chapel of this monastery.
After the visits we return to Tirana.
This day trip starts and ends in Tirana