Ali Pasha Castle – Butrint, Albania

Ali Pasha castle is near the main site of UNESCO Butrint.  The castle sits surrounded by water and can only be accessed by boat from a local fisherman.  Ali pashas castle is regularly missed by tourists who all pile to visit the nearby site of UNESCO Butrint.  If you don’t look for it, it’s easily missed!

The castle dates to the 17th century and belonged to Ali Pasha. There is virtually no information on this site other than the odd archaeological document of findings.  The castle is in pretty good condition for being built so long ago.  The structure is preserved so you can see how the castle worked.  Ali Pasha also has other castles and fortifications around Albania like Porto Palermo Castle and of course the main sites of Butrint too.