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Added by Nida on 7 Jul 2015 09:31
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Durrës, Albania

Durrës, Albania.
The ancient Illyrian Capital City: The most important port city in the Balkans.
Durrës, Albania.
The ancient Illyrian Capital City: The most important port city in the Balkans.
Durrës, Albania.
The ancient Illyrian Capital City: The most important port city in the Balkans.
Durrës, Albania.
The ancient Illyrian Capital City: The most important port city in the Balkans.
Durrës, Albania.
The ancient Illyrian Capital City: The most important port city in the Balkans.

Durrës, Albania.
The ancient Illyrian Capital City: The most important port city in the Balkans.


The story of ancient Durrës:
Durrësi is the second largest city in Albania, the biggest port and the hub of the railroad system. It is one of the most ancient cities in Albania. Known by name of Epidamnus, it was established in the year 627 B.C. by colons coming from Corinth and Corcyra. Later on, the name changed to Durrahium (according to mythology the nephew of Epidamnus). During this period, the city flourished and became the main port of the Eastern Adriatic. Between the 1st and the 3rd centuries, it played a major role as a trading centre along the ancient Egnatia road, which connected Rome with Byzantium. Everyone has lot of things to see in Durrës, considering it a getaway to another world. Durrësi is a county which includes the districts of Durrësi and Kruja, the towns of Shijak Sukth- Manza, Fushë Kruja and 10 communes; Ishmi, Maminasi, Katundi i Ri, Gjepalaj, Rrashbulli, Xhafzotaj, Bubq, Kodër-Thumanë, Nikël and Cudhi.

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