Kaninë Castle

Vlorë, Albania

Kaninë castle was built in the village with the same name which is about 6 kilometres from Vlorë. The castle rises on the side of the Shushica Mountain, about 380 metres above sea level. The castle was built on the site of an ancient settlement, one of the oldest in the Vlora region. The castle is believed to have been erected in the 3rd century BCE. In the 4th century BCE. the castle was transformed into a fortress town. In the 6th century AD the castle was reconstructed by Justinian I. The castle was the center of the Principality of Valona in the 14th century.



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Kaninë, Vlorë, Albania
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Founded: 6th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Albania

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LRNe DBR (9 months ago)
Nice place to visit. Also a fantastic view to city from above
Bell E (9 months ago)
Nice view but not worth 300 leke a person, beautiful views all over Vlore for free. There are much better castles in Albania that are free.
Randy Willard (14 months ago)
Beautiful views along with a dose of history. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
Alban Xhaferllari (15 months ago)
Beautiful place and incredible view of vlora city
Sarah B (17 months ago)
Worth a visit! Really awesome place to spend an hour or several hours really. Quite large and its fun to walk the whole perimeter.
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