Petrele Castle tour

Petrelë castle is located 15 km south of Tirana. It is famous its history, and beautiful views. In ancient times Petrelë was known as Petralba, which translated from Greek means 'the stone' of 'alba', therefore "The stone of Albanians".

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Overview

Petrelë castle is located 15 km south of Tirana. It is famous its history, and beautiful views. In ancient times Petrelë was known 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 :18/12/2018Change Dates

ACTIVITY DETAILS

  • TypeCity Tours and Sightseeing
  • Activity OperatorAlbania Explorer Tour Operator
  • Duration3 Hours
  • Available OnMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Starting PlaceTirane
  • LevelEasy

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"
    Lunch supplement 14 euro per person : 3 course menu
                                                                           1 local drink
                                                                           0.5 bottle of water

    • Terms and Conditions

      • Full payment (100%) to be done at the time of booking confirmation.

      • All tours/excursions are quoted based on minimum 2 persons.

    Activity
  • Land Activity