(Kastritsa) Epeiros, Albania.
An early and important city (EphArch
 1f; D.S.
19.88), most probably identified with the largest site in
the plain of Ioannina, a craggy limestone ridge called
Kastritsa on the S side of the Lake of Ioannina. It was
defended by a massive circuit wall ca. 3000 m long and
was densely inhabited. The fortifications were extended
at various periods and include gateways and towers of
different kinds. It stands at a nodal point in the communications of Epeiros. The area has yielded Prehistoric,
Classical, and Hellenistic pottery.
S. I. Dakaris in PAE
(1952) 362ff; id. in ArchDelt
20 (1965) Chron
. 348, 21
. 288, and PPS
33 (1967) 30ff; N.G.L.
(1967) 173f, 29 if, 527f, Plan 15 and
. XI a
; I. Vokotopoulou in ArchDelt
23 (1968) Chron