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 […]


Information for tourists about coronavirus

Current travel situation in Albania At the moment there are canceled all flights from Tirana to other destinations. The borders are closed. Please check for information at All ferry travels are cancelled. Albania is in totally lock down.  Bar, restaurants, museums, galleries, theaters are temporary closed. Now citizens can go out to do their […]

Visit GJirokastra

Digital Marketing in Tourism – B2B meetings in Gjirokastra

On 9 March in Gjirokastra was organized a B2B event between tourism businesses in Gjirokastra and 3 service providers in digital marketing sector The event was organized by Visit Gjirokastra association and supported by Risi Albania. The aim of this meeting was to see and identify the needs of tourism businesses in Gjirokastra, including hotels, […]

Gjirokastra city

Gjirokastra, the unique place in Balkans- El Pais

Albania until very recently has remained away from the tourist map . But now Albanians want to show themselves to the world and to teach their beauties, both cultural and natural. And it should be done before mass tourism discovers it.  This is how the well known Spanish newsletter El Pais describe Albania reccomending spanish […]


The Carnival Day- evoking the “Day of Prosopullave”

Gjirokastra will have now a new yearly event, every 21th of February, – The Carnival DAY. For the first time after 90 years, Gjirokastra evoked an old traditional festive day. The city exploded with colors, decorations, funny masks and the happy voices of kids. The sun added more splendid rays to the celebrations. 10 schools […]


The legend of Viroi Park

Viroi Park is linked underground with Skotini Cave, which is situated in Dropull area, 10 km distance from each other. There is a legend for Viroi Park and Skotini Cave. Once the women of Dropulli take the fresh water only in the Skotini Cave, which has the the clearest drinking water in the area. Due […]