Gjirokaster Reverie: A Journey through Time and Stone

Code: 252016
Daily Excursion
  • Gjirokaster City of Stone
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Description

Explore Gjirokaster the City of Stones From Golem

Gjirokaster “City of Stone”, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Albania’s mountains, tells a story about the country’s past. It has beautiful buildings and an old charm that visitors love.

When you get close to Gjirokaster it’s like going back in time to a medieval place. The city has stone houses against big mountains, giving it the name ‘City of Stone.’

The old town in Gjirokaster is well-kept and has old-style houses from the Ottoman times. Walking around makes you feel like you’re in another time. The big Gjirokaster Castle watches over the city.

You can learn about Albanian history in the Gjirokaster Ethnographic Museum. It has old clothes, household items, and artisan crafts, and shows how people used to live.

Gjirokaster is also famous for Ismail Kadare, a well-known writer. His works have been translated into numerous languages, making him an internationally acclaimed author. Kadare’s writing often delves into the complexities of Albanian society, combining historical elements with rich storytelling. There’s a museum about him where you can see his life and books, adding to Gjirokaster’s history.

The local food in Gjirokaster is unique and tasty, like pies and baked lamb with yogurt, along with good local wines.

Gjirokaster is a place that feels like walking through Albania’s history. With its nice buildings, history, and pretty views, it’s a journey worth taking.

Itinerary

  • 08:00 – 13:00 Transfer from Golem to Gjirokaster, where there will be a 20-minute break
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Free time at your leisure to visit the old bazaar of Gjirokastra or to consume lunch

-The Old Bazaar of Gjirokastër is a charming place with stone streets and vibrant market stalls, providing a captivating glimpse into the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

  • 14:00 – 15:00 Visit Castle of Gjirokaster

Gjirokastër Castle, situated on a hill, charms tourists with its medieval architecture and stunning views of the UNESCO-listed city. The Castle “Argjiro” of Gjirokastra, a fortress in Gjirokastër. The castle is situated at a height of 336 meters. It dominates the town and overlooks the strategically important route along the river valley offering spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Family Visit
  • 16:00 – 21:00 Transfer back to Golem

Tour details

Tour details

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Golem, Albania
The local guide will be waiting for you with the ETG Welcome Sign
DEPARTURE TIME From Golem: 08:00

Please be there 15 minutes in advance.

RETURN TIME In Golem: 21:00
INCLUDED
Transport Family Visit
English Speaker Guide Castle of Gjirokaster Entrance
Operational Asistance
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks Driver/Guide gratuity
 Lunch  Personal Expenses

 

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