Durres / Albania
Durres, an Albanian port city is dominated by Romans, Greeks, Venetians, Ottomans and Italians. The city has the major seaport in western Albania on the Adriatic. Between the 1st and 3rd centuries Durres was an important port and trading center on the famous trade route Via Egnatia between Rome and Byzantium.
To Bari runs a fast hydrofoil.
Today next to the port ,a nearby beach, is main attraction point for Albanian bathing guests.
The roads that were created by the Italians in the first half of the 20th century, leading to the west towards the sea, past some ancient remains. On the south-western end of the town you can see the harbor entrance to the preserved tower of the Venetian city wall. Through the city walls you get to the promenade by the sea, there is also the Archaeological Museum.
The amphitheater from Roman times is the greatest attraction of Durres. Under the stands a small chapel with mosaics and frescoes was hidden. The arena was accessible by a several hundred meter long tunnel, so noble spectators could enter by carriage.
The Archaeological Museum was opened recently and is a collection of important ancient finds from all over Albania.
The Zogus Villa overlooks the town. The owner was the former King Zogu. If you go up, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view.