Gjirokastra at first sight


Experiencing the living tradition of Gjirokastra, is a Day visit. The visitors are Introduced to the history and heritage of Gjirokastra such as the: ancient handicrafts and artisan traditions; the mastery of home made food; the unique architecture of the Gjirokastra; the challenge of restoration and preservation of the authenticity.

Introduction to the history and heritage of Gjirokastra

  • Visit the Castle and the Gjirokastra Museum

Ancient handicrafts and artisan traditions of Gjirokastra

  • Meet artisans and handmade souvenir producers
  • Shop for personalized souvenirs in the Medieval Bazaar

Tasting the mastery of Gjirokastra home cooking

  • Lunch with homemade food in a typical historic house
  • Taste traditional dishes of Gjirokastra: qifqi and hoshaf

Written in Stone: the unique architecture of the Gjirokastra

  • Walk upon the unique cobblestone streets
  • Visit the Medieval Bazaar and Palorto neighborhood
  • Meet a master stone-carver and socialize with the locals

Ottoman-style Gjirokastra houses and life in the past

  • Visit the tower house of Zekate and meet the family
  • Visiting the Skenduli House

The challenge of restoration and preservation of the authenticity

  • Visiting the Babameto house – An example of revitalization in effort to save the City of Stone.

Evening of entertainment and traditional dinner at the 19th century Babameto House, cooking, dancing, and singing together. Learn iso-polyphonic singing and traditional dancing.

Additional information


Babameto House or similar. Traditional breakfast included.


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