5 Sights in Ksamil, Albania (with Map and Images)

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1. Theatre

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Butrint Theatre The Theatre Cave extends within a square structure supported by angle-reinforced side walls that mimic a model of a famous theatre on Dodona Island. The staircase has five compartments, which are built with big stones and are about 1 meter long. Seating is divided according to status, and in the front row near the stage, where the most authoritative people sit, there is a special space to relax their legs.. The theatre, believed to have a seating capacity of 2,500, was built in the IV-III century BC, and its discovery lasted about four years, from Ugolini to the south of the city's Acropolis. It consists of living room, stage and orchestra. There are 19 rows of stone blocks serving as seats, with 3-4 rows at the top. All the first 13 stairs have been preserved. In order to switch between aisles, they decorated six pairs of stone ladders with two lion putts at the beginning. The background in front of the stage consists of three marble-decorated high walls, where seven are placed according to the pattern at that time. The stage square was paved with stone steps during the Ottoman Empire. In front of the stairs, it was found that the orchestra seats had the shape of arches, which were paved with quartal limestone. The stage is set higher than the orchestra square. The scene consists of two environments: the deputy prime minister and the backstage. Narrow corridors serving the entry and movement of actors were also found in the background, and some inscriptions on the release of slaves were also found here. It is said that many slaves were released, some of them women.

Wikipedia: Teatri i Butrintit (SQ), Website

2. Venetian Acropolis Castle

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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 Sovereignty 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.

Wikipedia: Venetian Acropolis Castle (EN)

3. Venetian Triangular Castle

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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.

Wikipedia: Venetian Triangular Castle (EN), Website

4. Baptistery of Butrint

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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.

Wikipedia: Baptistery of Butrint (EN)

5. Ali Pasha Castle

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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.

Wikipedia: Ali Pasha Castle (EN)


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