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Historical Sites

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...
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...
Grezhdani Castle Grezhdani Castle is located 11 km southeast of the town of Peshkopia, not far from the village of Maqellare.The castle dates back to the 4th century CE, during the late Roman period. During the Middle Ages, it...
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 ancient town of Albanopolis The ancient town of Albanopolis is located in the vicinity of the modern town of Kruja. It was thought that the Illyrian castle of Zgërdhesh might actually be the site of the ancient city, Albanopolis, capital of...
Nikaia Nikaia is located close to the village of Klos , not far from Bylis . It is an ancient city as well. The city features a protective wall that is notable for its length, 1850 meters, dating back to 425 BCE. The use...
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...
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...

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