Lekursi Castle

Sarandë, Albania

Built by none other than Süleyman the Magnificent, Lekursi Castle dominates the hill above the city with optimal views of the Greek island of Corfu as well as Albania’s tiny Ksamil Islands. It’s especially stunning at sunset when the fading light reflects off the stones. The finely preserved structures—with a main house and turret plus a few 20th-century gun batteries rusting outside—can be reached on foot from the city center in about an hour. Concerts are held in the castle in the summer.

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