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One of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, this gorgeous, carefully preserved, peculiar-looking city is built on steep slopes where stone-roofed houses seem to be built on top of one another. The spirit of Gjirokastra has been captured in many novels written by the city’s most illustrious son, the renowned author Ismail Kadare. His home along with the childhood home of Enver Hoxha, Albania’s former communist leader, are only some of the many attractions of this city. Alongside Albania’s most beautiful traditional houses and the city’s famous limestone and shale paved roads, the city houses the Castle of Gjirokastra, one of the oldest in the Balkans! The “city of stone” offers a number of authentically rich culinary delights and memorable panoramas of the surrounding mountainous.
With its historic cobble-stoned streets, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best cities to visit on a low budget as it has countless free sites and attractions that you can enjoy. Read our top selections below. Only 3 km from Gjirokastra, Viroi Lake is one of the most gorgeous sites in the [...]
If you are planning to visit a unique, off-the-beaten-path gorgeous country, Albania is the natural choice. Countless international travel portals have already included Europe’s “best-kept secret” in their must-visit destinations of 2020. Stunning and affordable, an incredible experience in Albania is a certainty! With its natural abundance, majestic peaks, pristine beaches, awe-inspiring waterfalls and healing [...]
The secure rock climbing infrastructure established in the last decade in Albania has recently made the beautiful country accessible to passionate and professional rock climbers. In the last decade, Albania’s popularity as an outdoor rock climbing destination has risen tremendously. In the words of Elion Çikopano of Climbing Albania, “Albania has huge potential in the [...]
From north to south, with as many hot touristic destinations as unknown remote sites of new explorations, Albania’s appeal is universal. Not only international tourists but locals, as well, are intent in discovering every spectacular corner of the country! Albania, the small country that never ceases to surprise, offers a little of everything. Rocky and [...]