Explore interesting sights in Ksamil, Albania. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Ksamil, Albania.Sightseeing Tours in Ksamil
1. Venetian Acropolis Castle
The Venetian Acropolis Castle is a castle on the Butrint Peninsula. The castle is located by the Channel of Vivari and close to the neighboring Venetian Castle Venetian Triangular Castle and the Butrint National Park. In 1386 the Venetians purchased the land around Butrint from the Angevins. The Castle was shortly built after the purchase of the land in the 14th century.The castle was built on the highest point of the Peninsula and was easiest to be defended. In 1572 when the wars between Venetian and the Ottomans had been occurring this left Venetian Acropolis Castle abandoned. This led to the creation of The Venetian Triangular Castle which was built in the 15th century which was across the Channel of Vivari from the now abandoned Venetian Acropolis Castle. The Venetian Triangular Castle was created for a replacement settlement after abandoning the Venetian Acropolis Castle.The castle had fishing traps to protect the very important source of food and income for the new Venetian Triangular Castle settlement. The castle and land came under French rule in 1797. In 1799 Ali Pasha of Tepelena conquered it and it joined the Ottoman Empire until Albanian Independence in 1912. The Castle Today was Restored/Rebuilt by Luigi Maria Ugolini in 1936 and now houses a museum.
2. Venetian Triangular Castle
The Venetian Triangular Castle is a castle near Butrint. The castle is located by the Channel of Vivari and by the nearby Butrint National Park. In 1572 when the wars between Venice and the Ottomans had been occurring this left Butrint and its acropolis was abandoned. This led to the creation of The Castle which was built in the 15th century by the Venetians. The castle was created to defend the fishing traps which was a very important source of food and income for the nearby settlement. The castle became seized by the Ottomans once in 1655 and 1718 after then being recaptured by the Venetians.
3. Archaeological Museum of Butrint
The Archaeological Museum of Butrint was opened in 1938 to highlight the plentiful, and largely Graeco-Roman finds, from the Italian Archaeological Mission of the 1920s and 1930s, led by Luigi Maria Ugolini and was reopened during the 1950s-1960s, in the premises of the Venetian fortress within the acropolis of the ancient city. It contained the plentiful Graeco-Roman archaeological finds from the Italian Archaeological Mission of the period between the two World Wars, that eventually survived the devastation of World War II.
4. Baptistery of Butrint
The baptistery at Butrint, is an archeological site in Vlorë County, Albania and part of the Butrint National Park, is a late antique structure known for its well-preserved mosaic pavement. The centrally planned, circular baptistery is also notable as an ancient Roman monument adapted to the needs of Christianity.
5. Ali Pasha Castle
Ali Pasha Castle is a castle in Albania. It is named after Ali Pasha of Tepelenë who resided there until 1820. The current fortress was rebuilt in 1819 from its surface with 3 towers. Until 1820 it was the second residence of Ali Pashe Tepelena.
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