|The town of Kavaja first appeared in 1431 and was known by the name of Kavalje. Later it was mentioned as an Ottoman settlement in the 16th century.
|The town had four historical mosques, the first of which was built in 1561. They survived until the beginning of the 20th century, but then were destroyed for various reasons. Today the town commands a good position, because it is only 8 km from the Golem Beach and only 20 km to the south of the main port in the country, Durrës.|
Cultural attractions in Kavaja include the Kubelie Mosque and the Clock tower at the centre of town, the Ethnographic museum, the Ceta church and the Bashtova castle near the Shkumbini river estuary. The Arapaj Mosaic and Basilica and Shkëmbi i Kavajës (The Kavaja Rock) provide further testimony to the historical importance of this region.
Kavaja’s natural attractions include Karpen beach, Beden forest, Bardhori beaches and Cape Lagji and Spillenja beach.