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travel42 Port Guide: Durres

Durres travel42 Port of Call Guide

This ancient city is Albania's major port. Founded in the seventh century BC, Durres is the oldest city in the country (a dispute over its possession caused the Peloponnesian War, 431 BC). The city's rich history has blessed it with layers of artifacts that are still being discovered. The most impressive archaeological site, an amphitheater that dates from the second century AD, was only discovered in the 1960s. Inside the amphitheater are two Byzantine chapels, the remnants of a fresco and a sm...
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