Ali Pasha Castle
Ali Pasha Castle
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wennn
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
my friends and i had a 3 hour drive from south to north and decided to stopover the castle for a break. no regrets! it took us about 30mins to cover the ground and we absolutely loved hanging at the roof of the castle as the view was amazing. definitely one of the nicer castles we visited in albania!
Written December 25, 2019
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Linda M
Narooma, Australia136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Again no crowds - but beautiful - such history - tour was so interesting - go in the daylight though because there is no lighting inside - the way they have kept it authentic and eerie is wonderful any history student would get so involved in the tour information - outside and inside the castle you see what Ali Pasha achieved and the effect of communist rule! A must see
Written October 14, 2019
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Linda Hogan
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The castle has no furnishings, great views though, cheap to enter 100 Lek/per person. We parked our camper across the road from the little port near the restaurant, no charge. Would recommend visiting.
Written October 23, 2019
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christinebeehive
Hertfordshire, UK309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The castle itself is intact and in very good condition. The views from the balcony are superb. It's also interesting that the submarine station nearby used to use the castle for storage of fuel. Some of the rooms are still labelled as fuel stores. There's also a substantial quay presumably for loading and unloading fuel and goods for the soldiers.
Written October 2, 2019
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johan sedin
Uppsala, Sweden125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
A castle worth the money. For only 100 Lek (80 cents) you get to stroll around inside the castle. On a hot day, it’s nice and cool in the castle. Do bring a flash light or a phone with that function if you want to see it all. If you bring younger kids, keep an eye on them because there are no security fences on the roof or balcony.
Written July 28, 2019
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Илона Р
833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
You are immersed in the era of Ali Pasha. You touch the age-old stones and understand, that life is finite. Beautiful views and a transparent beach near the fortress brings you back to the world of beautiful nature.
Written July 20, 2017
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John B
Toronto, Canada2,886 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Ali Pasha Castle sits on top of what was formally a small island just off the shore in Porto Palermo Bay.. It is a great site and when standing atop the castle you have a fabulous 360 degree view of the area. However, the castle - it's really a fortress - is lacking information in any language inside and out. It is quite dark inside relying solely on light streaming in through a few tiny windows and ceiling vents - best to bring a flashlight for parts of it or at least your cell phone with the built in flashlight. The interior stonework is impressive but it's overbearing, damp and almost depressing (hard to figure that anyone would have enjoyed living here). It's worth a quick visit but keep your expectations in check. There is parking available accessed by a steep and nasty gravel road which leads down from the right as you are heading south (before you get to the restaurant).
Written July 14, 2017
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1ALB-WCTR2016
Vlore, Albania27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
A small castle situated within the Porto Palermo bay, linked with the Vlora-Saranda highway: a beautiful view between the mountains and the Ionian Sea.
Written August 23, 2016
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Nich W
Burnham-On-Sea, UK588 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
A dramatic fort on a headland overlooking the sea. This was one of the forts built by the notorious Ali Pasha. Byron apparently visited here in the 1840s.
You pick up the key from a man back at the road and walk up to the door. The passages are a bit dark and care is needed but out on the roof and you get a great view across the bay. Ali Pasha was not a nice man; he tortured a lot of his prisoners and even raped his son's wife before having her killed.
Written May 11, 2016
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Marko L
18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Nice view to the bay and Parga. Easy to acces but not with wheelchair. 100m walk from parking place upeilla.
Written September 11, 2023
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