Gjirokaster Reverie: A Journey through Time and Stone

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Gjirokaster “City of Stone”, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Albania’s mountains, tells a story about the country’s past. It has beautiful buildings and an old charm that visitors love.

Highlights

  • Visit the old bazaar of Gjirokastra
  • Visit Castle of Gjirokaster
  • Family Visit

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Explore Gjirokaster the City of Stones From Golem Starting Time : 08:00 AM Gjirokaster “City of Stone”, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Albania’s mountains, tells a story about the country’s past. It has beautiful buildings and an old charm that visitors love. When you get close to Gjirokaster it’s like going back in time to a medieval place. The city has stone houses against big mountains, giving it the name ‘City of Stone.’ The old town in Gjirokaster is well-kept and has old-style houses from the Ottoman times. Walking around makes you feel like you’re in another time. The big Gjirokaster Castle watches over the city. You can learn about Albanian history in the Gjirokaster Ethnographic Museum. It has old clothes, household items, and artisan crafts, and shows how people used to live. Gjirokaster is also famous for Ismail Kadare, a well-known writer. His works have been translated into numerous languages, making him an internationally acclaimed author. Kadare’s writing often delves into the complexities of Albanian society, combining historical elements with rich storytelling. There’s a museum about him where you can see his life and books, adding to Gjirokaster’s history. The local food in Gjirokaster is unique and tasty, like pies and baked lamb with yogurt, along with good local wines. Gjirokaster is a place that feels like walking through Albania’s history. With its nice buildings, history, and pretty views, it’s a journey worth taking.

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Tour Guide/Driver Transport Family Visit Castle of Gjirokaster Entrance

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