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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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Kadare, winner of 2 prestigious awards for 2019

Ismail Kadare, the most famous Albanian writer, had been named this month the 26th laureate of the renowned Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Awarded in alternating years with the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, the Neustadt Prize recognises outstanding literary merit in literature worldwide. It is considered as Nobel prize of America. Robert Con […]