Dorëzi Fortress

Dorëz, Albania

The Dorëzi Fortress is the oldest in the Tirana county and dates to the 9th century BC. The first archaeological expedition was performed in 1951. The ruins of the fortress are to be found in one of the highest hills of the Krrabë, at about 479 metres above sea level. It is thought that Dimale may have been situated in the Dorëzi Fortress.

The surrounding wall is in its southern part, and is 300 metres long from east to west. The fortress construction seems to have had three phases—the first with raw stones, the second with carved blocks placed with no mortar (Hellenistic period) and the third with crushed stones and the use of mortar (4th–6th centuries AD). One can see the main entrance of the fortress. The presence of old vases that date to those centuries suggests that the site was inhabited until at least the 4th–6th centuries AD.

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Founded: 9th century BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Albania

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A little bit of a difficult hike, but definitely worth it. Close at the top there are ancient ruins and The Perfect View at the top!!
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Ancient Illyrian castle ruins.
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