Part of the castle were built in the 5-th century. At a time when the Ottoman Empire ruled over a large swathe of Europe, including Constantinople and the Balkans, this castle remained undefeated for 35 years, thanks to Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg. However, in 1478, ten years after his death, the castle fell to Sultan Mehmed II.
Durrës, home to the biggest seaport in the country is the most ancient city in Albania, with almost 3’000 years of history. Its foundation dates back to 627 B.C.
The most notable tourist attraction in Durrës is the amphitheater of
the Roman Emperor Hadrian with 20,000 seats, the biggest amphitheater in the Balkans.
Venetian Tower *Durres
Built in the sixth century, it was considered as one of the most powerful fortresses along the western coast of the Adriatic sea.