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Illyrian city of Amantia Amantia was the historical capital of the Illyrian tribe of Amanties, founded around the 5th century BCE. Its present location is near the village of Plloca in the river valley of Vlora. At its peak, Amantia...
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...
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...
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...
Porto Palermo Castle Porto Palermo Castle, is located in the Vlora region, in the coast of Himara.  This caste is built in a small tectonic bay , by Ali Pasha Tepelena in the late 18th  century CE. It has a rectangular shape with four...
Finiq Finiq (Phoenice) is located near the modern city of Saranda and is about 20 km north of Butrint Lake and the Albanian border with Greece. During antiquity the territory surrounding the settlement belonged to...
Castle of Kanina This castle was built in the village with the same name which is about 6 km from Vlorë. The castle rises on the side of the Shushica Mountain, about 380 meters above the sea level. The castle was built on the site...
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...

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