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Petrele Castle tour

Tirane Tirane

Petrelë castle is located 15 km south of Tirana. It is famous its history, as it is located next to the Illyrian anciet city of Persqop back to more than 3000 years, and its beautiful views. In ancient times Petrelë was known also in documents as Petralba, which translated from Greek means 'the stone' of 'alba', therefore "The stone of Albanians". One can definitely see why it is called such, since the town and its castle are built on a huge stone on top of a small mountain. Petrelë's Castle is one of the oldest structures in the area.


The tower in the center was built in the 5th century AD, although most of the remainder is Byzantine dating from between the 11th and 14th centuries. The castle was used mostly to watch for Ottoman troops marching towards inner Albania. In Ottoman times, the castle was the house of Scanderbeg's sister (Mamica Kastrioti). The town and castle were also very dear to Scanderbeg and he used to take time off to come and rest in the area. We visit the castle, than we have lunch in its restaurant inside the castle where you can enjoy the surrounding views.

Availability

Activity Date : 24/05/2019 Change Dates

Activity Details

  • Type City Tours and Sightseeing City Tours and Sightseeing
  • Activity Operator Albania Explorer Tour Operator
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Available On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Starting Place Tirane at your hotel (pick up and drop off).
  • Level Easy

Inclusion(s) And Exclusion(s)

  • Inclusion(s)

    - Local guide in one from major foreign languages during all tour itinerary
    - Transport with car/minivan/bus
    - Hotel pick up & return.


  • Exclusion(s)

    Everything else not mentioned in "Inclusions".

  • Terms and Conditions

    • Price listed is per person, and is quoted based on a minimum number of 2 participants. To operate the tour with only with 1 participant there is an extra charge of 90%, and/or to operate the tour for groups of 3-5 participants there will be a discount of 30%; If there are 6-7 participants there will be a discount of 50%, If there are 8-10 participants there will be a discount of 70%; If there are 11-15 participants there will be a discount of 80%. For groups with more participants please contact us for special rate.
    • Tour Operator reserve the right to postpone (with the approval of client) or to cancel the service, in cases when required minimum participants is not guaranteed, or other subjective reasons. If service is canceled by Tour Operator, then 100% of booking fee will be refunded to respective customer.

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