Southern Albania

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Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Korce, Permet, Gjirokaster, and Berat in southern Albania.

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The century Church of the Holy Trinity (Kisha Shen Triadha) in Berat Castle, Albania, displays typical Byzantine architectural characteristics. Place Of Worship, 14th Century, Albania, Byzantine, Vacation Destinations, Beautiful Places, Castle, Mansions, Architecture

The 14th century Church of the Holy Trinity (Kisha Shen Triadha) in Berat Castle, Albania, displays typical Byzantine architectural characteristics.

The northern bastion of century Berat Castle in Berat, Albania, protected the complex from attacks from adjacent hills. Albania, Barcelona Cathedral, Unesco, Castle, Mansions, House Styles, Southern, History, Luxury Houses

The northern bastion of 13th century Berat Castle in Berat, Albania, protected the complex from attacks from adjacent hills.

This Italian Fiat tank displayed at Gjirokaster Castle, Albania, is one of only three surviving from the 283 commissioned during World War Two. Modern Pictures, Albania, Armed Forces, World War Two, Fiat, Military Vehicles, Survival, Castle, Display

This Italian Fiat L6/40 tank (1940) displayed at Gjirokaster Castle, Albania, is one of only three surviving from the 283 commissioned during World War Two.

The Vjosa River in southern Albania is picturesque. Albania, Southern, Dreams, River, Mountains, Nature, Rivers, Nature Illustration, Off Grid

The Vjosa River in southern Albania is picturesque.

Ringjallja e Krishtit" Orthodox Cathedral in Korce, Albania, was built with Greek money in replacing a church destroyed by the Communists. Albania, Taj Mahal, Cathedral, Greek, Southern, Money, Building, Silver, Greek Language

Ringjallja e Krishtit" Orthodox Cathedral in Korce, Albania, was built with Greek money in 1995, replacing a church destroyed by the Communists.

The Velabisht Bridge crosses a small tributary of the Osum River near Berat, Albania. Albania, Crosses, Bridge, Sidewalk, Southern, River, Rivers, Pavement, Legs

The Velabisht Bridge (1870) crosses a small tributary of the Osum River near Berat, Albania.

The Gorica neighbourhood across the Osum river from central Berat, Albania, preserves its medieval character. Albania, Preserves, Medieval, The Neighbourhood, Dolores Park, Southern, River, Character, Preserve

The Gorica neighbourhood across the Osum river from central Berat, Albania, preserves its medieval character.

During the Communist era many churches in Albania were destroyed. Construction of Saint Demetrius Cathedral in Berat began in 1994 and the church was only consecrated in Albania, Cathedral, Southern, Construction, Mansions, House Styles, Home, Decor, Building

During the Communist era many churches in Albania were destroyed. Construction of Saint Demetrius Cathedral in Berat began in 1994 and the church was only consecrated in 2014.

Rruga Antipatrea is the main pedestrian promenade in Berat, Albania. Pedestrian, Albania, Maine, Southern, Street View

Rruga Antipatrea is the main pedestrian promenade in Berat, Albania.

White Ottoman houses have given Berat, Albania, its popular name, the "City of a Thousand Windows". White Ottoman, Albania, Southern, Houses, Windows, Popular, Mansions, House Styles, City

White Ottoman houses have given Berat, Albania, its popular name, the "City of a Thousand Windows".

White Ottoman houses climb the hillside between the Osum River and the castle in Berat, Albania. White Ottoman, Albania, Climbing, Southern, Castle, Houses, River, Mansions, House Styles

White Ottoman houses climb the hillside between the Osum River and the castle in Berat, Albania.

Labova of the Cross Church (Ano Labov e Kryqit) at Libohova near Gjirokaster, Albania, once contained a relic thought to be part of the true cross of Christ. Albania, Christ, Southern, Mansions, House Styles, Luxury Houses, Palaces, Mansion, Mansion Houses

Labova of the Cross Church (Ano Labov e Kryqit) at Libohova near Gjirokaster, Albania, once contained a relic thought to be part of the true cross of Christ.

The bastion of century Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster, Albania, now serves as an arms museum. 12th Century, Albania, Arms, Southern, Castle, Museum, Mansions, House Styles, Arm

The bastion of 12th century Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster, Albania, now serves as an arms museum.

Tourists enjoy snapping selfies outside century Gjirokaster Castle in Gjirokaster, Albania. 12th Century, Albania, Selfies, The Outsiders, Southern, Castle, Fashion, Moda, Fashion Styles

Tourists enjoy snapping selfies outside 12th century Gjirokaster Castle in Gjirokaster, Albania.

The Great Gallery of century Gjirokaster Castle, Albania, connects the castle's main entrance to the outer courtyard. Main Entrance, 12th Century, Albania, Knight, Architecture, Gallery, Travel, Image, Southern

The Great Gallery of 12th century Gjirokaster Castle, Albania, connects the castle's main entrance to the outer courtyard.

A century clock tower marks the northeast corner of century Gjirokaster Castle in Gjirokaster, Albania. 12th Century, Albania, Mount Rushmore, Southern, Castle, Tower, Clock, Mountains, Nature

A 19th century clock tower marks the northeast corner of 12th century Gjirokaster Castle in Gjirokaster, Albania.