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Historical Sites

Hadrianopolis Hadrianopolis is located in the Drino River Valley near Gjirokastra. This city was known as Adrianopolis in Roman times and the site features a theater which could accommodate approximately 4,000 spectators. It was...
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...
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...
Mesi Bridge Mesi Bridge: Northeast of Shkodra, where the river Drin divides the fields from the hillside of Drishti and the Cukali’s highland, there is a stone bridge with many arches that is named after the village near it...
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...
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...
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...
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...
House of the poet Gjergj Fishta It is located in Zadrima Fishtë village, in the national  road Lezhë-Shkodër, km 10.

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