Fier: The Complete Guide

Fier is a historic and attractive city in southwest Albania. The main attraction of Fier is probably the remains of the ancient Illyrian town of Apollonia, which contains, among other unforgettable attractions, a magnificent Odeon or ‘small theatre’ and the charming House of Mosaics. The Archeological Park of Bylis, the largest Illyrian city in southern Albania, is another example of a bygone era. The area surrounding Fier is a site of great natural beauty, in addition to these beautiful reminders of the past. The Karavasta Lagoon, one of the most well-preserved wetlands in the world, is situated on the Adriatic Sea, just a 30-minute drive from Fier. The lagoon, rich in different species of flora and fauna, is both a bird-watcher’s paradise as well as a food-lover’s dream!

Visiting Fier for the first time and wondering what are the top places to see in the city? In this complete guide, I share the best things to do in Fier on the first visit. Top help you plan your trip, I have also included an interactive map and practical tips for visiting!

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2 Best places to See in Fier

This complete guide to Fier not only tells you about the very best sights and tourist attractions for first-time visitors to the city but also provide insights into a few of our personal favorite things to do.

This is a practical guide to visiting the best places to see in Fier and is filled with tips and info that should answer all your questions!

Apollonia Archaeological Park

Apollonise Albania
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The Apollonia Archaeological Park located about 8 km to the west of Fier. The park consists of the Ardenica Monastery, Archaeological Museum and the ruins of Apollonia. Apollonia, was a Greek colony founded in the 6th century BC. The city had a strong Illyrian element and was built in the lands of the Illyrian, Taulantii […]
| Hours: 09:00-20:00 | Price: 300 lek | Website | Distance: 8.50km
Visiting Apollonia Archaeological Park

Divjakë-Karavasta National Park

Divjakë Karavasta National Park
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The Divjakë-Karavasta National Park is in the Myzeqe Plain in western Albania, alongside the Adriatic Sea. Karavasta Lagoon (Laguna e Karavastasë) is the largest lagoon in Albania and is surrounded by a large pine forest, full of wildlife and many footpaths. The main wetland area comprises of a shallow lagoon and a small outer lagoon […]
Visiting Divjakë-Karavasta National Park

Tours and Activities from Fier