Sustainable tourism destination- Gjirokastra, possibilities and challenges

Can Gjirokastra be a model of sustainable tourism destination?  This was the topic of a webinar organized by Visit-Gjirokastra association, with the support of RisiAlbania. The webinar aim was to introduce the criteria of Global Sustainable Tourism Council – GSTC and how these standards can be implemented in Albanian destinations, or tourism business such as […]

‘RriNeShqiperi’ tourism campaign for Gjirokastra region

Tourism this year experienced an unusual stalemate, due to COVID 19 and as a result the only hope for tourism businesses was the domestic tourism. Many initiatives were launched throughout Albania by destination management organizations and tour operators, while Visit Gjirokastra, as a tourism management association in Gjirokastra Region became a partner of the #RriNeAlbania […]

The handicraft catalog for Gjirokastra district

The handicraft catalog for Gjirokastra region is available now, in two languages, and contains information for 49 women in Gjirokastra, who are working as artisans for many years, preserving tradition and cultural heritage. They have done this work not for profit, but initially to keep alive all the mastery of their parents and to transmit […]

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Anti-Covid protocol for accommodation sector: interim guidance

Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with Ministry of Health in Albania are preparing the protocol for anti-Covid measures especially for accommodation sector.  The document is addressed to collective tourism accommodation establishments such as hotels and similar establishments, holiday and other short-stay accommodation, and campsites. Private tourism accommodation providers are invited to follow the operating guidelines […]

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Hundred-year-old wells in Gjirokastra

If you dig under the stone streets of Gjirokastra you will find treasures. When Gjirokastra was declared a museum city by the communist regime in 1961, a large number of specialists, as well as volunteers and children, committed to maintaining the city and paving the cobblestone streets. During these works many underground objects or tunnels […]

Sokaku i Stefos , Gjirokaster

Stefo Sokak, an open museum in Gjirokastra

Gjirokastra, a city built in  a mystic relieve, is always surprising. There are some narrow streets, hidden from everyone, which are difficult to find. One of them is Sokaku i Mezinateve. To go there you have to search in the labyrinth of tiny paths downside the Castle. This part was the most favorite area for […]


Survey of Visit Gjirokastra: Touristic businesses are suffering due to Covid19

Visit Gjirokastra Association conducted a survey with touristic businesses of Gjirokastra region, including 7 municipalities, to understand their situation during the pandemic of Covid19. Visit Gjirokastra asked almost 50 businesses in the whole region, mostly hotels and restaurants, guest houses in rural areas, artisans, tour operators and touristic agencies. According to the survey, 38% are […]

Rrapi i Libohoves, Gjirokaster

The legend of Plane Tree of Libohova

If you have ever visited Libohova, no doubt you have seen the huge plane tree in the center of the city, with giant branches and very big crown of leaves, while in its roots are flowing crystal waters coming from Bureto Mountain. It is very important for the city, because it is very old. This […]