Fier is considered to be a city with industrial profile in Albania. You can find it on the southwest area of the country. If you are planning to visit this place, it will be helpful to know more about the culture and top attractions so you can get the most of it. This small market town was discovered in the 18thcentury. The place was famous for its oil, gas and chemicals. There are also classic sites in the area like hot springs and asphalt rupturing ground. These are some reasons why you should see this developing town that is creating buzz.
Fier Albania Appolonia
Fier Albania appolonia
Fier historical building
Fier is known for natural gas escaping from the ground. This dates back to first century due to the intense cracks in the earth’s crust. The city is surrounded by the Seman River which serves as a perfect backdrop to the overall picture. There are several attractions found in Fier including the nearby regions of Byllis and Appolonia. These two regions were once a Greek settlement that offered classic and ancient appeal. The harbor of this old time attracts a lot of travelers because of the setting and charm. The place is very rich in archeological artifacts and could be a center for learning Greek culture.
The mosque at Fier
While in Fier, you can visit excavations, monuments and monasteries. There are modern day exhibits that exude thousands of artifacts coming from the rich history of the region. Another great structure is the Monument of Agonothetes which is very pleasing because of its embellished pillars. From this monument is where you can see the ruins of Artemis temple. For those who want to stay in touch with their artistic side, they might want to check out the Library and the Odean. These places are offering live performances. It also has a mini theater where you can watch small productions.
Fier Albania town
Cafe in Fier
There are other interesting places like the House of Mosaic and Fontana. Fier is not short when it comes to accommodations that give value for your money. They offer personalized service that is necessary so you would have a good vacation. There are some suites with Turkish bath and sauna which is a perfect treat for those travelers who want to relax. For those who are looking for historic holiday that is topped with culture and archeological heritage, then Fier is a winner and a must visited place if you are in Albania. The place is also a witness for emerging industrial industry in the region.
Fier forest by the sea
photo 1: Kushtrim Krasniqi, photo 2: Maverick12, photo 3: oltionb, photo 4: lauraroberts03, photo 5: kellici, photo 6: Thomas Mulchi, photo 7 & 8: kfy, photo 9: Ivano Battiston.