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Archeological Sites

Lezha Castle Lezha Castle, originating from Illyrian times, is located at the top of a 186 meter high hill to the east of the town of Lezha. In 1440 CE it was reconstructed by the Venetians, and then again in 1522 CE after...
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...
Via Egnatia “Via Egnatia”, a roadway linking the Adriatic with Thessalonica and then with Constandiopole  in the Albanian territory it stars from the Durres. 
The Përsqop Fortress The Përsqop Fortress is located south of Tirana, near Petrela Castle. The inhabitants of Petrela Castle once used this fortress perched atop the Vila Mountain. The Illyrians constructed the basic structure and then...
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...
Castle of Kruja This castle is the most important tourist object of Kruja city. The castle was built during the V - VI centuries. It has an elliptic form with a perimeter of 804 meters. The surrounding walls are fortified with 9...
Treport Excavations near the Cape of Treport, located in the lagoon of Narta, have revealed traces of an ancient settlement dating back to the 7th century BCE. Over the centuries, the settlement expanded and a new wall...
Lepenica Cave Lepenica Cave is situated on the mountain and village of the same name, which has a height of 800 meters above the sea level. Pictures found in this cave represent post-Paleolithic art, which is known as the oldest...
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....
Tepelena Castle Tepelena Castle was built by Ali Pasha in the end of 18th century CE in the town of Tepelena. It was the second most important castle during his reign, after that in Ioanina. The construction of this monument was...

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