Durrës (Durres) is the second largest city and the main port of Albania. The city was colonized by the Corinthians in 627 BC: it was called Epidamnus which later became Durrakium.
The largest artifact is the amphitheater with about 15,000 seats, built in the second century AD. Between the first and third centuries, Durres was a very important commercial port of the Via Egnatia, thanks to its position between Rome and Byzantium.
After a series of earthquakes, the ancient part of Durres was flooded and destroyed. Today the city is known is best known for its sandy beaches.