Rodoni Castle is located on the Cape of Rodon. After the victorious First Siege of Krujë the League of Lezhë decided to increase the fortifications for use against the Ottoman Empire. Skanderbeg chose the cape of Rodon as the location of the castle and construction began in 1450. The walls of the castle that was completed in approximately 1452 had a length of 400 metres. When the Siege of Krujë started in 1466 Skanderbeg retreated to Rodoni Castle from where he and his family, together with many people from Albania, were transported to Brindisi in 14 ships. According to Marin Barleti this castle was destroyed by Ottoman forces in 1467.

In 1500 the castle was rebuilt by the Republic of Venice. As a result of the corrosive action of the sea waves, some of the walls are now under the waters of the Adriatic. Today the visitors can see the outer walls on the right side and the tower at the place they intersect.

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Kepi i Rodonit, Shetaj, Albania
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Founded: 1450
Category: Castles and fortifications in Albania

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Andy Ɖáwʊɖa W (2 years ago)
This was a beautiful place to hike to, but you pretty much have to rent a car to get there. The trail was rustic and a bit overgrown in some places, not recommend for people with walking difficulties. Note, the good part of the trail ends where the photo is taken looking down on the castle.
Elena Cechina (2 years ago)
Great view!
T T (2 years ago)
Very nice place! Must see!
Olga Ivashenko (2 years ago)
Am sure it is worth to go. A lot of garbagge on the beach next to the castle and apart from the nice view nothing else to see.
Sina Kaufmann (2 years ago)
Only 15 minutes hike to the ruins of the castle from the parking area of St. Anthony church. The path is easy and in good conditions. 5 stars due to the Pirates of the caribbean feeling of the Rodoni Island. For future hikers, please don't leave your rubbish! ✌️
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