Durres city is without doubt the oldest city in Albania. It dates back 3000 years, and it has it has many places of interest to visit. Known as Epidamn or Dyrrah it was originally founded by local Ilyrians, and it became known when first Greek colonists settled there. In the ancient history Durres was the most important city which linked West Europe with East. Between 1 ac - 3 ac, it was an important port and trading center on the Via Egnatia trading route between Rome and Byzantium. Much of the ancient city sank into the sea or collapsed and was subsequently built over.
Tourists can visit the old amphitheater, one of the biggest and most exquisite monuments that has survived from the ancient city, archeological museum, merchants street etc.