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Roman Byzantine Ottoman Tour

A guided walking tour that combines a fusion of histories, architectures and cultures

  • 2 hours
  • From 30 euros
  • Venetian Tower Durres Albania

Service Description

* The tour through this ancient city firstly initiate at 9:00 AM with the Castle of Durrës, otherwise known as the Venice Tower ( recently archaeological studies and surveys suggest that the so-called 'Venetian' tower of Durrës is most likely a construction of the Ottoman period.) The circular tower, built in the 15th century on Byzantine ruins, is one of the most recognized structures of the port-city. The date of its construction is indicated by the blocks that have survived to this day, the architectural relics and the documented expeditions of many archaeologists. * Next on our way to the Amphitheater, the visitor cannot miss the City Walls, built in blocks that have managed to survive until this very day. Those who have governed the city throughout the ages have left their mark on the way the surrounding walls were used as, ultimately, they were a security system that protected the city from various conquests throughout history. The massive walls seen today were built by Anastasius I, the Byzantine emperor of the 4th century A.D, who defended the city from invaders. *Last stop is Durrës Amphitheater, located near the city center. Constructed during the 2nd century A.D. under Roman Emperor Trajan’s rule.The circular shape allowed sitting hundreds of spectators who enjoyed watching the games of the time. The Amphitheater ruins were discovered during the last century. Fortunately, excavations in the area continue to uncover significant traces for the history of the civilized world. This tour will then finish at 11:00 AM. * Experience Highlights -Visit and explore Venetian tower of Durres with a local guide -Step back in time on a walking history tour of the byzantine walls of Durres -Travel back in time to Ancient Dyrrachium with your engaging guide and small group, to discover the amazing amphitheatre. *Includes -Tour Guide -Entry ticket to Amphitheatre of Durres * Not Suitable for People with mobility impairments *Meeting point Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts: Venetian tower of Durres Other Information : Please note that due to the moderate amount of walking to reach the main attraction sites, it could be better to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.


Contact Details

+355 69 87 01 267

joana.kertusha@gmail.com

Venetian Tower of Durrës, Durrës, Albania


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