Porto Palermo Castle
Porto Palermo Castle
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70ava
Beijing, China997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Well preserved 200+ year old castle on an island. It is well worth a visit and do get inside to climb the few stairs to the upper floor. The history of this place is also interesting.
Written October 26, 2022
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Mariliza_KL
Athens, Greece56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It is worth to make a small detour and visit this small well preserved castle - fortress on the peninnsula. The view from the top floor is breathtaking! Olive trees, agave and the blue sea complete a scenery of exceptional beauty! Built by the orders of Ali Pasha of Tepelene, for himself and his garrison it is shaped in the form of a huge fidget spinner!! It consists, of a ground floor, a top floor and a small basement which was used as prison.
Written June 21, 2022
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EnardL
Tirana, Albania11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
The castle was absolutely stunning and the view from the rooftop breathtaking. The history of the place made it all more beautiful because we felt like we were reliving the life of ali pasha, his wife and all the other people who were in the castle. The doorman was really nice and gave us a few more detail on the history which made it more special. Highly reccomanded because even if you're someone not into history the view is worth it.
Written July 31, 2021
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Attenzione Attrazione
Florence, Italy160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
When you drive along Albanian Riviera or when you drive to/from the beach, it is impossible to miss this impressive Castle.
Parking is free in front of the Bar Restaurant across the road. there is a small beach in front of the Castle also.
When you park it will take you about 10 min to walk to the Castle and to pay 300 Lek (2.5 EUR or 3 USD) to enter per person. There is ground level and the top level.
In any case bring water or some refreshment and visit this Porto Palermo Castle.
Written July 2, 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This castle stands on a man made peninsula (originally it was an island) some 45 min before Saranda.
It was built for the area's Ottoman governor Ali Pasha Tepelena in the early 1800's by a famous French military engineer, who was supposedly killed after building it.
The castle was made as a defending fortification, with private rooms beneath.
Great views from the top terrace of the entire bay.
Entry fee is very cheap - 100 Lek.
Written September 22, 2020
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sjontaela
Hatherleigh, UK79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a lovely small castle with views out to see. The caretaker tries to be helpful for tips. Nice to have a small detour to see
Written November 16, 2019
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Perpetual Motion
Florida506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Located on a small peninsula right off off the main road this is an intact castle. As is normal in Albania there is little in the way of signage to inform you. Very rough road to the peninsula but only about 200 meters. Once you park there awaits you a good uphill walk over very rough terrain. This would be challenging for people who are not in-shape. The castle itself is quite nice with good view from the top. Not sure its a specialtrip but if you are in the area don’t miss it.
Written November 9, 2019
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Albi
Tirana, Albania174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Situated in Porto Palermo Bay or Panorma Bay in ancient times. Built by a French architect who also built a secret tunnel under the 32 m deep well. Legend says that to keep this secret, Ali Pasha killed the architect along with the engineers after the works were completed. I was there last weekend and this time I liked it more as the guide in charge there gave us a more detailed presentation of the history of this castle and the life of Ali Pasha. Not to mention the stunning landscape of the Albanian Riviera from the towers of this castle.
Written October 29, 2019
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Pim G
Rotterdam, The Netherlands884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
You’ll find it on the coast road from the north to Sarandë. Nice place to spend half an hour or so (entrance fee 100 Leki). The walk to the entrance might not be inviting, but the castle is nice for a stop.
Written October 21, 2019
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Lidia D
77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Is one of my favorite places to visit. There I find peace, so relaxing 😌 every summer i go there and always satisfied
Written October 4, 2019
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