Apollonia was an ancient Greek city in Illyria, located on the right bank of the Aous River (modern-day Vjosë). Its ruins are situated in the Fier region. Apollonia was founded in 588 BCE by Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth, which was occupied by Illyrian tribes and was perhaps the most important of the several classical towns known as Apollonia.

There you can see The Archaeological Museum, which was opened in 1958 and contains the archaeological material collected before and after World War II. It is located in the premises of Saint Mary Monastery inside the city of Apollonia.

It reflects the history and the culture of the city from its birth to its decline. The archaeological material organization and display through the combination of the chronological and thematic criterion giving different aspects of the city life, like its creation, relations with Illyrians, the political organization, crafts, trade, wine and drinks, woman and children, education, culture, war, cemeteries, etc. added values to the museum and the visitor can receive complete information on the millennial history of the city since the 6th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D.