Day Trip to Apollonia & Ardenica Monastery


Immerse yourself in Albania’s rich spiritual and historical heritage with a day trip from Tirana to the tranquil Ardenica Monastery and the captivating ancient city of Apollonia. Explore the striking religious architecture and breathtaking archaeological sites that make these destinations essential for any visitor to Albania. Let guide you on a mesmerizing tour of Ardenica Monastery and Apollonia.

7 TO 10 HOURS (Approx.)



Ardenica Monastery – A Sanctuary of Serenity and Spirituality: Begin your journey with a visit to the serene Ardenica Monastery, perched on a hill overlooking the beautiful countryside. Founded in the 13th century, this Byzantine monastery is adorned with remarkable frescoes and wood carvings that showcase the artistic mastery of the time.

Explore the monastery’s church, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and take a moment to appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings. This spiritual oasis provides a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, making it an ideal destination to reflect and recharge.

Apollonia – The Ancient Jewel of Illyria: Continue your adventure with a visit to the enchanting archaeological site of Apollonia, situated less than two hours from Tirana. Established in the 6th century BC, Apollonia was once an important Greek colony and Roman city, renowned for its stunning architecture and illustrious residents, including the philosopher Cicero.

As you wander through the ruins, marvel at the ancient temples, theater, and monumental bouleuterion. Don’t miss the on-site Apollonia Museum, where you can delve deeper into the city’s history and admire the impressive collection of artifacts, sculptures, and mosaics.

Conclusion: A day trip to Ardenica Monastery and Apollonia from Tirana offers a unique opportunity to experience Albania’s rich spiritual and historical heritage. Don’t miss the chance to explore these awe-inspiring sites during your visit to Albania. Book your unforgettable day tour of Ardenica Monastery and Apollonia with today!

  • Guided Tour
  • History & Culture
  • Architecture&Heritage
  • Apollonia&Ardenica
  • Apollonia Museum & Church
  • Opportunities to customize this trip
  • Opportunity for separate location – Apollonia Only
  • Opportunity to combine different way the destinations

PRICE: 90€

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour Guide


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