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Epidamnos Epidamnos was involved in the Peloponnesian War. During Roman times the name was changed to Dyrrachium. The war led to many political and architectural changes in the city. Trade with the Illyrians flourished...
Bashtova Castle Bashtova Castle is situated close to the village of Bashtova, about 3-4 km north of the Shkumbini River estuary. The castle was built in the 15th century CE and was used by the Venetians. In the past, the Bashtova...
The Bazaar of Gjirokastra The Bazaar of Gjirokastra (Pazari i Gjirokastrës) is situated on top of the castle hill, where even today the site is known as “The Old Bazaar”. The urban location of this site indicates that the bazaar belongs to...
The Towers of Mic Sokoli and Sali Mani The Towers of Mic Sokoli and Sali Mani are two traditional towers located in the village of Bujan, a few kilometers south of Bajram Curri. The village of Bujan has been mentioned as a dwelling place since the 14th...
The Ancient city of Antigonea Antigonea was an ancient city built in the third century BC . Its ruins are located in Albania, 14 kilometers from the town of Gjirokastra . It was a short-lived town that lived approximately 150 years. City...
Dimal The first excavations at this site began in the year 1963 headed by Albanian archaeologist Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Mano. Since that time, a 30m long stoa (covered walkway) has been unearthed. The monument clearly...
The Fortified Settlement of Karos The Fortified Settlement of Karos is located near the village of Qeparo, along the Qeparo River. The location was clearly chosen for its natural defenses, as the fortress is situated atop a hill. Approachers from...
House of the poet Gjergj Fishta It is located in Zadrima Fishtë village, in the national  road Lezhë-Shkodër, km 10.
Castle of Petrela Petrelë Castle  is a castle in Petrelë, central Albania. Its history dates back to Justinian I. The castle of Petrelë has a rich history, containing a tower which was built in the 6th century AD. It is one of the...

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