Summer in Gjirokastra Region

Gjirokastra region has a Mediterranean climate and as many as 300 days of sunshine a year. As soon as temperatures allow, the people stay outdoors. The whole region offers cultural tours, music festivals and night life, but also plenty of places to cool off in the hot days Let’s explore together: Gjirokastra is already a […]

Vjosa Forever! Protect Europe’s Wild Rivers

People are rising up to protect Europe’s largest wild river—the Vjosa. This waterway runs untamed from source to sea, embracing a mosaic of habitats and cultures that have been tied to it for thousands of years. Vjosa Forever chronicles the ongoing struggle to secure the future of this unique river system, from political uncertainty and […]

What to do in the Spring in Gjirokastra

The beautiful city of Gjirokastra welcomes you, now with a series of unique tours and experiences that you can find only in this UNESCO world heritage. What to do in the historic center We invite you for one-day and several-day tours and experiences in the stone city. Starting from the experiences of embroidery, carving of […]

COVID 19 measures, Spring 2021

The situation with COVID 19 is still problematic in Albania. The number of people infected is rising . To see an update of daily cases please refer to the official website of Ministry of Health here. The vaccination process is continuing with older people up to 80 years old, so it would take some time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]