Lezha

About Lezha

The city of Lezha is located 47 km south of Shkodra. Another of Albania’s ancient cities, it was first mentioned in historical documents by the name Lissus. In 1398, after the construction of its castle, the city was under direct control of the feudal family of Lekë Dukagjini, but was eventually conquered by soldiers from Venice. One of the most important historical events for Lezha, and indeed for all of Albania, was the famed “Assembly of Lezha” on March 2nd, 1444, where under the leadership of national hero Skanderbeg, the Albanian princedoms united against the Ottomans. Read more


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