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Historical Sites

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Roman Road Station of Ad Quintium Roman Road Station of Ad Quintium is located close to Bradashesh village, in the vicinity of the modern city of Elbasan. Based on the construction techniques used, the site has been dated back to the 2nd - 4th...
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 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....

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