Bay of Vlora a popular tourist destination

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Vlora is a port city in southern Albania on the Strait of Otranto, the strait at the transition between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The Bay of Vlora and the beaches near the city are popular tourist destinations.

Roman sources from the 2nd century AD mention a stopover on the trade route along the coast between Dyrrhachium and Buthrotum. Since parts of a city fortification from the 4th century AD were excavated near the Muradie Mosque in the old town in 1988, this Roman Aulon is suspected to be on the site of today's city. In the 5th century, Aulon became a bishop's seat within these fortress walls. The walls were reinforced under Emperor Justinian (527–565). Immigration came from Apollonia, which was abandoned in the 6th century.

Notably Albanian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed here on November 28 in 1912. Culturally and economically it is one of the most significant cities of southwestern Albania. Vlorë is home to Albania's second largest port, the Port of Vlorë.

Berat - City of a thousand windows - influenced by Ottoman

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Berat - City of a thousand windows - influenced by Ottoman

Comparable to Apollonia, the Albanian city of Berat can look back on a historical development as a protohistoric abode for many centuries, so traces of ancient cultures have been found since about 2600 BC.

Vlora - changing names already point to the changing history

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Vlora - changing names already point to the changing history

On the way to the south of Albania, we reached Tirana and the port city of Durres and next to it Vlora, another important coastal city with the seat of various authorities of the Qark or better using the term district same named which includes the surrounding area and the Albanian Riviera as well as the regions of Saranda and Delvina.

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