Holiday in Orikum
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
One bedroom apartment for holiday in Orikum.Apartment is located in second floor of new residence with pool only 500 meters form beach. The apartment is suitable for 4 people and the kitchen is equipped with everything needed. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed, closet and AC. The living room is furnished with a single bed , sofa-bed,cable Tv. The apartment has WiFi connection.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pashaliman beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tirana 160 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
The Vlore County region
Orikum is located between Vlora and Llogara and 42 km south of the Greek colony of Apollonia. According to Pseudo-Scymnos, the city of Oricum was established by Euboeans who were on their way home from Troy were blown off their route by strong winds. Its geographical position made it an important harbor on the Adriatic coast.
Orikum was used by the Romans in ancient times as a defensive base in the wars against the Illyrians as well as in the 3rd century B.C. against the Macedonians, who in fact occupied it in 214 B.C. Julius Caesar stationed his troops in camps there for several months, until they were taken by Pompey (Pompeius Magnus).
How to get here?
This small crossroad of civilization has a lot to offer. A sure must in Albanian Riviera
Being in the crossroads of such influences, Oricum became a civilized urban centre, as evidenced by various archaeological ruins, such as part of an Orchestra, a small theatre, which is thought to have seated 400 spectators, traces of wall ruins and streets that are clearly seen, albeit lying under the water of the lagoon, and the nearby Marmiroi Church. This is a church of dating back to the early Byzantine period, of the Byzantine emperor Theodore of the 13th century A.D.
It has a small 6m x 9m main hall and a dome approximately 3m in diameter that is supported by four Roman arches. The internal walls still feature fragments of murals characteristic of Byzantine culture. The church has three entrances and is renowned for its complex construction and architectural values. To reach the church one has to pass through the modern town of Oricum, in the direction of Pashaliman.
Today Oricum is an important settlement which is seeing renewed development. This is also a result of its favorable geographical location between the city of Vlora and the tourist resort of Llogara situated on a mountain pass to the south, as well as its closeness to the sea.
What to do?
In Orikum you have a lot to see. The ancient city is quite big and you will enjoy the remains of the town such as:
The ancient city
Church of Marmiroit
Castle of Gjon Bocarit
Dervish Ali's Tower
Outdoor sports are a great way to enjoy nature at the same time doing physical activity. For all lovers of outdoor sports , the territory of the Oricum offers:
Camping, Climbing, Mountain biking, Paragliding,Riding, Fishing.
Water sports: Swimming, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Sailing, Kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddling, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Jet Skiing, Paddleboating, Boating, Snorkeling.
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