Gjirokastra, also known as the “City of Stones”, is one of the most important tourist attractions in Albania. It is a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Gjirokastra is also the birthplace of Enver Hoxha, the communist leader of Albania from 1944-1985. In this excursion you will have a walk through the old bazaar with different artisan shops, typical old houses and quarters are the main hotspots of this city. The highlight of the excursion is the visit to the fortress of Argjiro. It provides outstanding views not only of the town but also of the surrounding countryside.
Built during the 4th century, there are displays of weaponry, a captured American aircraft, museum displays, and even a former prison. Make sure to look for the legend of Argjiro, a princess who jumped to her death from the heights rather than surrender to Ottoman invaders. Besides the visit throughout the city, there is free time for lunch. After that, you will go back to the port.
End of the program City of Stones Gjirokastra excursion starting from Saranda port.
After meeting with the guide at the Saranda port, you will be transferred for 1.5 hours towards Gjirokastra for a visit to the “City of Stones”. After the arrival, you will be able to start your sightseeing tour in the old bazaar with artisan shops, traditional old houses and quarters. Next, you will be visiting Argjiro Castle. Later on, there will be free time at your leisure and for lunch in Gjirokastra. After that, you will be transferred back to your ship in Saranda Port.
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|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Saranda Port, Albania
The local guide will be waiting for you with ETG Welcome Sign
|DEPARTURE TIME||The tour will depart on 08:00. Please be there 15 minutes in advance|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will end approximately at 15:00.|
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