Apolonia is located 12 km from the city of Fier. It was founded at the beginning of the 7th century p.e.s. by Greek colonizers coming from Corinth. The first records of their presence are documented around the year 588 p.e.s. The city got its name in honor of the Greek god Apollo.
Of the 24 Mediterranean cities that held this name in the Antiquity, Apollonia of Illyria was the most important and played a major role as a trade mediator between the Hellenists and the Illyrians. Apolonia was at that time a major important city near the Aoos River (Vjosa).
The city has had about 60,000 inhabitants, a record figure for Antiquity! He maintained his greatness even in the Roman period. Oktavian Augusti studied there orator. The vast territory covered with monuments, the magnificent landscapes of Myzeqea’s plain, the Adriatic Sea on one side and the south beaches on the other, make the Apolonia archaeological park easily accessible to visitors and a privileged destination for cultural tourism in Albania.