Visit GJirokastra

The first Assembly of Visit Gjirokastra Association

Promoting Gjirokastra region as a one tourist destination, was the focus of the first Assembly meeting of Association Visit Gjirokastra, organized at Cajupi Hotel, on 28th January 2020. The aim of this meeting was to invite all the touristic businesses of Gjirokastra region, in 7 municipalities (Gjirokaster, Permet, Tepelene, Kelcyre, Dropull, Memaliaj, Libohovë) to work […]

Ismail Kadare

The Doll by Ismail Kadare – a story of difficult love in Gjirokastra

The Guardian is dedicating a full article to one of the latest novel of Ismail Kadare, tittle “The Doll”. The book explores his relationship with his mother and bittersweet memories of homeplace Gjirokastra. Here is how article begins: “At first acquaintance, Ismail Kadare’s autobiographical novel can be read as an elegant, slightly bittersweet coming-of-age memoir, […]

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Climbing to Murgana Mountain, Dropull area

Gjirokastra region is surrounded by mountains, beautiful forests, waterfalls, rivers and valleys. Hiking and climbing activities or walking amid beautiful nature are a great opportunity to combine culture tourism of UNESCO city, with nature tours. Many local tour operators are offering outdoors tours in various part of Gjirokastra region. A group of people hiked the […]

A taste of Albania, horse-riding in mountains of Gjirokastra

In October 2019, Equus team member Iris visited our partners in Albania and joined one of the last trail rides of the season (Ancient Mountain Trails). These are her impressions from this trail, taking place in the mountains near Gjirokastra, in the south. ** One raki a day keeps the doctor away”. This unconventional twist […]

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A local solution for a global problem: The Visit Gjirokastra Association

The headlines are full of negative news about tourism and its destructive effects. Not only is it destroying top destinations, it’s also fueling unfair competition and informality in business practices. Yet, not everything is doom and gloom. Having a bottom-up partnership for managing tourism destination in Albania, for example, has proved to have opposite effects to […]

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 […]