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Ali Pasha Castle

69 Reviews

Ali Pasha Castle

69 Reviews
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Our Cruise to Albania from Corfu is aimed at adventurous travellers seeking something out of the ordinary.<br><br>From the Port of Corfu, we follow the Albanian coast to the city port of Saranda. After a short coffee break in Saranda, a 20 km guided coach tour of the south coast’s virgin shores and scattered islands is available for those who want it. Leaving the mainland again, we pass small picturesque villages and endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. <br><br>The highlight of your day will be a visit to Butrint – an UNESCO World Heritage site. Over the centuries, the ancient town had disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation.<br><br>In recent years, however, archaeologists have uncovered some of the finest working town remains in the Mediterranean. At the edge of the lake is the ancient city of Vouthrota. <br><br>Lunch is served upon your return to Saranda.<br><br>In the afternoon, there will be a walking tour of Saranda, after which we depart for Corfu.
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B1714D wrote a review Sep. 2020
Belgrade, Serbia8,674 contributions2,531 helpful votes
This castle is located on the very scenic road drive from Volre to Saranda. Distance between the two is around 140 km, but it takes more than 3 hrs driving without stopping and entire day with stops, among which is this castle. The Ali Pasha Tepelena castle (its full name) was built at the early 1800's for the local Ottoman governor of the area, by a famous French military engineer (supposedly killed after completion). The peninsula was originally an island, but it was connected with mainland during construction. The castle is a massive fortification, very nice to explore and with magnificent views from the top terrace (a wedding occurred during our visit). Entry fee only 100 Lek, less than a Euro. After exploring, don't forget to dip for a swim in the magnificent Palermo beach bay adjacent to the castle. Great break on our drive - historical and relaxing.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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wennn wrote a review Dec. 2019
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions36 helpful votes
my friends and i had a 3 hour drive from south to north and decided to stopover the castle for a break. no regrets! it took us about 30mins to cover the ground and we absolutely loved hanging at the roof of the castle as the view was amazing. definitely one of the nicer castles we visited in albania!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Robert wrote a review Oct. 2019
Nova Scotia, Canada13 contributions6 helpful votes
The castle is very well preserved and offers excellent views from the upper level. On a hot day you can cool off at the beach beside the access path to the castle. The access path to the castle is an uphill uneven walk and might be a challenge for people with mobility issues.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Linda Hogan wrote a review Oct. 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
The castle has no furnishings, great views though, cheap to enter 100 Lek/per person. We parked our camper across the road from the little port near the restaurant, no charge. Would recommend visiting.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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miratyr wrote a review Oct. 2019
33 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice place, you can feel the history when you browse this fortress. On walls you can see painted paintings. The fortress is little bit maze. From the walls you can see the Porto Palermo inlet. Close the fortress is beach and by the route is very good restauration. We recommended order sea food.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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