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Gjirokastra Castle Gjirokastra Castle is mentioned for the first time as a city and a castle in 1336 CE. At that time, it was the center of the Albanian feudal family, Zenebisheve. Later, during the lordship of Gjin Bue Shpata, it...
The Monastery of Saint John Vladimir The Monastery of Saint John Vladimir (Shën Gjon Vladimiri) in Shijon is located only 4 km away from Elbasan. It was built in 1381 CE by the Albanian prince, Karl Topia, who brought the remains of Saint John...
The ancient city of Orikum Orikum (Orikos) is today a small coastal town , but with e very rich history . Located in southwest Albania, about 40 km south of the archaeological site of Apollonia. According to Pliny, colonists from Colchis...
The Monastery of Ardenica The Monastery of Ardenica is located close to the village of Kolonja. It is a Byzantine structure occupying a surface area of about 2,500 m². This monument consists of the Saint Mary Church, the Saint Triad chapel...
Durrës Amphitheatre During the 2nd century CE, the city’s status as a major trade center was further enhanced by the construction of the “Via Egnatia”, a roadway linking the Adriatic with Thessalonica and then with Constantinople....
Rozafa Castle The most important monument to visit in Shkodra is the Rozafa Castle, which rises from a rocky hill to the west of Shkodra. The waters of three rivers, Buna, Drini and Kiri, surround it. Rozafa is one of the...
The Monumental Tombs of Selca e Poshtëme The Monumental Tombs of “Selca e Poshtëme” (Lower Selca) are 2,400 years old, located 40 km from the modern city of Pogradec. Selca was a town founded by the Illyrian tribe of Desartes in the 6th century BCE. It is...
The Tumuli Burials of Shtoj The Plain of Shtoj is situated about 5 km to the northeast of the city of Shkodra, in the vicinity of the villages of Boks and Dragoc, on the western side of the Kir River. The excavated tumuli, or burial mounds,...
Byllis Byllis,the ancient city is located close to the village of Hekal in the region of Mallakastra (part of Fier district). Established in the 3rd century B.C once flourished as a political, economic and cultural...
Castle of Margellici It is located at the top of a dominant hill near the industrial town of Patos. It is an antique monument belonging to VII century B.C. It was a satellite fortress of ancient Bylis. This castle was also a...

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