Gjirokastra

1 day

Tour reference: DGjirokastra-1-UK

Description:

A daily excursion to one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, Gjirokastra. The spirit of the “city of stone” has inspired many authors and gives the feeling of being back centuries ago during the Ottoman Empire.

Hotel pick-up and drive to the Gjirokastra, one of the rarest example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estate. The city is overlooked by its famous castle and was the birthplace of the former Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha, but as well the author Ismail Kadare. Many houses in Gjirokastra have a distinctive local style that gave to the city the nickname of “City of Stone”, as most of the old houses have roofs covered with flat dressed stones.

  • Visit of the Argjiro castle and its museum of weapons
  • Lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • Walk inside the cobbled street to discover the well-restored house of Zekate, Skenduli and Kadare families
  • Visit of the Ethnographic museum
  • Walk inside the Bazaar

Time to leave the city of stone and drop off at the hotel in Tirana.

INCLUDED
Transport by vehicle, minibus or bus depending the size of the group Licensed experienced English-speaking guide
1* Lunch All visits mentioned in this program.
NOT INCLUDED
All personal expenses of participants Beverages such as alcohols
Tips and gratuities

Tour based on departure time from Tirana around 7:00 am with return around 7:00 pm

Depending on the season and/or the availability of the restaurant, lunch may be taken in another place than previously programmed

Children from 4 to 11.99 years old have a discount of 50%

Kids from 0.00 to 3.99 years old are free of charge

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