Welcome to Gjirokastra

Gjirokastra is love on the first sight. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old town is famous for being a well-preserved Ottoman style town, with its fortress overlooking the entire city, the old houses lean against the slopes of the hills with their beautiful old wooden facades. Being the birthplace of the Nobel-laurate writer Ismail Kadare and also of the notorious communist leader Enver Hoxha, the city is intriguing and controversial as it preserves well all phases of history. There’s plenty to see, not only in this exceptional town, but also in the whole region. Very close to the old town, is Përmet, the city of roses crossed by Vjosa river, the only wild river in Europe. Another interesting unexplored region is Tepelena, with history and beautiful canyons and waterfalls. Come and slowly explore this region to get an unforgettable experience.

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A taste of Albania, horse-riding in mountains of Gjirokastra

In October 2019, Equus team member Iris visited our...

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The story of the famous Mashkullora battle

Mashkullora Plane Tree is a famous tree in Albania,...

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Ali Pashe Tepelena-Castle Visit gjirokastra

Who was Ali Pasha Tepelena according to Robert Elsie

  He was the ruler of Janina and Southern...

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