The story of Lazarat – the biggest village of Albania

Lazarat is a village with a long and ancient story. It has been inhabited since the Illyrian-roman times  (30 000 year BC).  It is the biggest village in Albania (4000ha)  and is situated in the eastern slope of Mali i Gjerw, between Gjirokastra and Dropull area. It is 3 km far from Gjirokastra, very close […]

Gjirokastra is Albania’s best-kept secret!

Hey Holly Baxter @Independent. Yes, you got it right! Gjirokastra is not for everyone. Here  you have some more reasons to affirm that. Don’t come to Gjirokastra if you have only a few hours to spend and all you want is to tick it in your list of destinations and leave pleased with a selfie. Not […]


Oregano Day in Gjirokaster

Oregano Day in Gjirokaster.  How about to have a special day for each beautiful work the locals do? Oregano Day was celebrated in Gjirokastër in form of a hiking tour in the Mountain of Lunxheria. A number of women from Gjirokastra, and local women from the village of Saraqinisht, walked and hiked in the fields […]

Traditional food

The food and people of Gjirokastra

Gjirokastra is famous for its food. The delicious cuisine is the result of high quality and often organic ingredients prepared by talented cooks. The cuisine has distinct Ottoman roots with its use of local oils, spices, herbs and especially sauces. Gjirokastrans can produce many variations of dishes using only a few basic ingredients. Typical dishes […]


History and nature tour in villages of Bureto Mountain

Gjirokastra is already known as a culture heritage destination. Being a UNESCO site, it is the most visited town in Albania for  many decades. But Gjirokastra has much more to see and visit. We decided to travel in villages of Bureto Mountain, amid beautiful nature and spectacular view of Drino Valley. We started our tour […]


This magnificent gorge lies between Këlcyrë and Dragot with a length of 13 km. It forms a deep canyon with a depth up to 1,000 meters. The Mezhgoran and Dragot caves are located on the east side of the gorge. Along the river, tourists can admire many underground springs, including the Black Water of Këlcyrë, [...]


Known since antiquity, the name “Bënjë” originates from the word “spa,” from which the nearby village of Bënjë also takes its name. The thermal waters of Bënjë are fed from deep tectonic fractures, and to date, six sources have been identified. The waters contain chloro-sodium-calcium and maintain a temperature of 32°C and a flow of [...]

Artisans/ Handicrafts

Edua Gjirokaster EDua is a social business, in the heart of the old bazaar, which is promoting and selling the typical Albanian products, organic products made by farmers and artisans in the region. All the products are fresh and prepared according to old tradition. In our shop we present not only the product but also […]