One of the largest and most important cities of the ancient Illyrian south, Byllis is a large archaeological site in the hills of Mallakastra and the river Vjosa. The ancient walls that surround it are more than 2 m. long, dating back to IV century BC, remains of houses in Illyrian, Roman buildings, a theater and Byzantine churches. You can start your tour from the Cathedral, rich in decorative elements of value and wonderful mosaics cover the floors. To the south of the Cathedral lies the agora and in front of this theater of III century BC, which housed up to 7500 spectators. Hence the stoa leads to a door and a few meters later, another Illyrian basilica.
The Ancient City of Byllis is part of Mallakastra Region, along the national road Fier -Ballsh – Tepelena. Another archaeological sites in this regions is Nikaia. Ballsh is the capital centre that includes all the suburbs in the area of Mallakastra. its location at the foot of hills gives to the area a Mediterranean beauty of vineyards and olive-trees.
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