Castle of Ishëm

Constructed between 1572 and 1574, the Castle of Ishmi once had a key role as a strategic Ottoman defense stronghold. Positioned to overlook the Ishmi plain, Kruja-Dajti mountains, Ishmi river delta, Cape of Rodon, and part of the Adriatic Sea coast, the castle played a crucial role in monitoring roads and preventing unauthorized trade with the Venetian Republic. The renovation works at the castle under the EU4Culture programme were conducted in 2023.