‘Albania works the land’ fair

Touristic businesses from Gjirokastra participated in the biggest Agricultural Fair in Albania, “Albania Works the Land” organized in Tirana by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development from November 16th -17th 2019. The event aimed to build networking channels between local farmers and agribusiness of Albania with national and international markets providers. For producers from Gjirokastra, […]

Ali Pasha Aqueduct Bence Tepelene

The cultural heritage of ‘Ali Pashe Tepelena’

Ali Pashe Tepelena was one most famous Albanian ruler in the years 1700- 1800. Despite his complicated figure in politics, he carried out considerable construction in both Epirus and Albania, including road building, bridges and castles, some of them are still resistant nowadays. The new roads he built helped the economy and trade among Albanians […]

Visit Gjirokastra at philoxenia

Visit Gjirokastra participates at Thessaloniki tourism fair 

Tourism businesses of Gjirokastra  exhibited at Philoxenia, a regional /international tourism fair in Thessaloniki, in Greece. Visit Gjirokastra Association Board invited tourism businesses of Gjirokastra to jointly participate under the stand of Visit Gjirokatra, and around 32 businesses embraced this initiative to be present in the fair with their promotional materials. Two partner municipalities of […]

Promoting traditional products at Zekate

Food and Agriculture World organization, FAO and Ministry of Agriculture of Albania started from Gjirokastra to promote the traditional products according to geographic characteristics in Albania.  On 3rd November all producers from Gjirokastra region were gathered to Zekate House, one of the oldest houses in the Gjirokastra, protected by UNESCO. They presented in this event […]

Ismail Kadare

Kadare, winner of 2 prestigious awards for 2019

Ismail Kadare, the most famous Albanian writer, had been named this month the 26th laureate of the renowned Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Awarded in alternating years with the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, the Neustadt Prize recognises outstanding literary merit in literature worldwide. It is considered as Nobel prize of America. Robert Con […]

Training of Visit Gjirokastra Association on tourism strategy

In the framework of strengthening and capacity building of Visit Gjirokastra Association, with the support of Risi Albania project, an international branding expert is contracted develop a branding and an association strategy for the region as well as to train members of association. Mr. Jörn Gieschen, is a well-known international expert in tourism business & […]

Lesser Kestral bird watching in Gjirokastra, Albania

The Lesser Kestral bird watching in Gjirokastra

The Lesser Kestral is Back A spectacular show has just started this year in the southern part of Albania, where it is located the bulk of the Lesser Kestrel roosting sites. The first 80-100 individuals were observed, as expected, during last week on the medium voltage lines in Lushnje, Fieri, Vlora, Tepelena and Dropulli. Observations […]