Liria Square, Durres
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Durres

Albania

Home to ancient sites such as its own amphitheatre built in 100AD, archaeological museum, castle, and the Byzantine forum, you're never too far from rich history in Durres. The stories of Durres will almost replicate any ancient history film - the city was colonised by colonists from Corinth and Korkyra in 627BC, originally named Epidamnus which further down the line became known as Dyrrachium when the city passed to Roman rule.

Juxtaposing the history and almost making people forget this is a city that suffered a great deal of fights for rule and even a number of earthquakes, its modern life lies in its beaches and beach bars. Durres is for everyone - your dad who wants to see the history of the city to your little one who wants to build sandcastles on the sandy beach.