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Albanian world heritage site struggles without tourists

By Llazar Semini (Associated Press) Seeing city streets in 2019 flooded by tourists enjoying its beauty was a dream come true for residents of Gjirokastra, a city in southern Albania recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Ottoman-period architecture. It ended precipitously when the world locked down. Called “the city of stone” due […]

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VGA participates in USAID-EDGE event

Visit Gjirokastra Association (VGA) presented the tourism offer of the Region at the event “Regional linkages and cooperation in active tourism – key factor in the post-COVID-19 recovery period” organized by the USAID Project EDGE. The USAID Economic Development, Governance, and Enterprise Growth (EDGE) Project in partnership with USAID Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and […]

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Walking tour in Nemërçka Mountain

Winter time is magic if you enjoy the snow in Mountains of Gjirokastra region. This time we suggest to you a walking tour in the Mount of Nemercka, in Permet area. The tour starts in the city of Permet. We have to drive to the village Strëmbec. This is our point to start walking. The […]

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Relax in Përmet for the New Year

Përmet city is an excellent option to spend a weekend or New Year Holidays. This is for two reasons: The food is more than delicious, and the table is full with the best food we Albanians serve for the New Year dinner. And second you can swim at Thermal Waters of Benja, which are so […]

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Visiting Gjirokastra in Winter

Gjirokastra is a city which can be visited every season. The amazing stone city, a UNESCO world Heritage, is inviting people to spend the festive month in its best restaurants and hotels, staying in cozy traditional rooms and enjoying best traditional food. Gjirokastra Bazar is beautifully decorated and there are events organized by touristic businesses […]

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Municipality of Tepelena and Visit Gjirokastra agreed to cooperate

The Mayor of Tepelena, Mr. Termet Peci and the association Visit Gjirokastra, discussed today in a joint meeting the results of cooperation in the field of tourism, focused in the touristic products for the region, support for the tourism actors to improve services, efforts to boost the touristic image of the region and to create […]

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A new symbolic work of art is added to Gjirokastra city

The Mayor of Tepelena, Mr. Termet Peci and the association Visit Gjirokastra, discussed today in a joint meeting the results of cooperation in the field of tourism, focused in the touristic products for the region, support for the tourism actors to improve services, efforts to boost the touristic image of the region and to create […]

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Training course on Digital Marketing for tourism businesses in Gjirokastra

On 15 September 2020  in Gjirokastra a training course on Digital Marketing for tourism was organized by Visit Gjirokastra Association with the support of RisiAlbania. There were 20 participants taking part in the event, owners of hotels, restaurants, artisans’ shop, tourist guides and other related tourism businesses. The lecturer, Mrs. Alma Gerxhani, a digital Marketing […]