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10 Hours
Tirana
Gjirokaster

Gjirokastër is a city in southern Albania, on a valley between the Gjerë mountains and the Drino River. Join us in this Day Tour of Gjirokaster to explore the secrets behind this Stone City. Part of Albanian UNESCO World Heritage. This Tour of Gjirokastra brings nearer to you the Unique Architecture, Local life and delicious food.

Tour Details

Along this Tour of Gjirokastra, we will have the chance to visit all of the most interesting highlights. 

The history of the “Stone City” of Gjirokastra dates since the IVth Century AD . Known as Argyrokastro (Silver Castle) it has been an important economic, politic and cultural city since the early Byzantine Era.  Since 2005 the City is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. In addition, it is known for its high preserved Ottoman Style Buildings and Architecture.

The main components of the unique style are

  • Stone House Rooftops
  • Unique “Small Fortes” house style
  • The old Bazaar

 

Departure & Return Location

Hotel Pick Up in Tirana

Departure Time

08:00 am

Price Includes

  • Hotel Pick up / Drop off in Tirana
  • Comfortable AC vehicle
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Lunch or snacks in Gjirokaster
  • Personal spending & Souvenirs

Complementaries

  • Comfortable Shoes & Clothes
  • Sunscreen & Hat
What to Expect

Places to be visited during the tour: 

  • The Castle of Gjirokastra (Ticket Included)
  • The Arms Museum (Ticket Included)
  • Ethnographic Museum (Ticket Included)
  • Visit at the Old Bazaar
  • City tour of Gjirokastra
  • Visit at the “Mad People street”
Itinerary

Heading to Gjirokastra

Leaving Tirana at 8:00 we will head towards Gjirokastra, situated 230 Km from Tirana , described as “a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estate” .
The City is laid in in the bottom of Argjiro Castle.

A walk along The Bazaar

We will have a walk along The Bazaar where you can explore for some souvenirs and meet with the traditional culture of handcrafts.
The Bazaar origin is Ottoman and it was first built in the 17th century , it is unique for it’s special architecture .

The castle of Gjirokastra

Walking along the old stoned Bazaar, from the Ottoman Time we will reach the Castle of Gjirokastra. It is the biggest Castle in Albania. It is also the home place of the National Folk Festival.The castle dominates the town and overlooks the strategically important route along the river valley.

National Museum of Armaments

Originally opened in 1971, the National Museum of Armaments is located in what was once the part of the prison. The current displays cover Albanian arms from independence in 1912 to the end of World War II, and most of the museum is dedicated to the Partisan struggle against the Italian and German occupation forces from 1939 to 1944.

Ethnographic Museum

Apart from the stunning Architecture, Gjirokastra is also known as the birthplace of Enver Hoxha, the former Communist Dictator. Visit in the family house of Enver Hoxha, transferred into a Ethnographic Museum

Lunch

Lunch break in one traditional Restaurant (lunch is not included in the price)

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