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Historical Sites

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...
Onchesmos Onchesmos (Saranda) is the name of the ancient town derived from Anchises, the Trojan warrior whose mythological union with the goddess Aphrodite resulted in a son named Aeneas. Aeneas, along with his father and...
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...
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...
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 Memorial of Skanderbeg The Memorial of Skanderbeg was inaugurated in 1981 CE in honor of Albania’s national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti. It was built at his burial place, over the ruins of the Church of San Nikolas in the town of Lezha....
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...
Butrint Butrint (Bouthrotos) is located on the southwestern coast of Albania. A narrow stretch of sea separates the city from the Greek island of Corfu. The site has been occupied approximately since the 8th century BCE,...
Kamenica Tumulus The Tumulus of Kamenica is located in the village with the same name, on the national road from Korça to Erseka. It is one of the most representative monuments of Albania prehistory. It is the largest monument of...

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