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Castle of Rodoni

This castle is located near Rodoni Cape and was built from Skanderbeg with the intention of reaching out to the sea. It was built during the first surrounding of Kruja on 1450 and was finished on 1452. The walls of this castle had a length of 400 meters and at its corners were located some circular towers.  As a result of the abrasive activity of the sea water, some parts of the castle sink in the Adriatic waters. Nowadays, visitors can only see the walls of the outer part of the castle that end at a circular tower.

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Castle of Margellici

It is located at the top of a dominant hill near the industrial town of Patos. It is an antique monument belonging to VII century B.C. It was a satellite fortress of ancient Bylis. This castle was also a battlefield during the Second World War. From the top of the castle, one can see a very nice view, overlooking the open vistas.
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Castle of Lekures

This castle is located on a strategic hill overlooking the town of Saranda. From here it is possible to see the whole town as well as the islands of Ksamil. The castle of Lëkurs was built in the XVI century. It is thought that it was built on 1537 by Sultan Suleyman who attacked Corfu and needed to control the harbor of Saranda and the road that connected it with Butrint.
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Castle of Kruja

This castle is the most important tourist object of Kruja city. The castle was built during the V - VI centuries. It has an elliptic form with a perimeter of 804 meters. The surrounding walls are fortified with 9 towers. In the highest point, in the north - eastern part, is located the Clock  Tower, that used to serve for the notification and signaling of the Petrela castle and Durrës city.
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Castle of Borshi

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Castle of Berat

It was first mentioned in the VII - V centuries as a proto - urban dwelling place. In the year 216 BCE, during the wars between Rome and Illyrian armies it was named Antipatrea. What is interesting today is the fact that the castle is still inhabited. There are several Byzantine churches inside the walls and also the the museum of the icons "Onufri", the famous Albanian painter of XVI century and the remains of the Red Mosque.

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Haxhi Ali cave

Haxhi Ali Cave is situated in Karaburun Peninsula. Located in a cliff, it is the biggest coastal cave in Albania at 30 meters long, 10 meters wide and 10-15 meters high. Haxhi Ali was a sailor from the costal town of Ulcinj. 

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Lepenica Cave

Lepenica Cave is situated on the mountain and village of the same name, which has a height of 800 meters above the sea level. Pictures found in this cave represent post-Paleolithic art, which is known as the oldest in all Europe. In the cave there are found 19 anthropomorphic figures and 8 geometrical pictures.

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Monastery of Saint Mary

The Monastery of Saint Mary in Pojan is located within the complex of the Apollonia Archaeological Park. It was built in the 13th century CE. By the end of antiquity, Apollonia was largely depopulated, hosting a small Christian community that built this monastery on a hill, probably the site of the old city. Byzantine Emperor Andronicus Paleologus the Second reconstructed it. The chapel was built in the Byzantine style. The Monastery of Saint Mary is one of the most beautiful structures of this kind in Albania.

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The ancient city of Orikum

Orikum (Orikos) is today a small coastal town , but with e very rich history . Located in southwest Albania, about 40 km south of the archaeological site of Apollonia. According to Pliny, colonists from Colchis established the city of Orikum. Its geographical position made it an important harbor and a trading center on the Adriatic coast. Orikum was important to military as well. It was used by the Romans as a defensive base in the wars against the Illyrians as well as in the 3rd century BCE against the Macedonians, who later occupied it in 214 BCE.

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