Gjirokastra Day Tours

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Gjirokastra Day Tours

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Gjirokastra Day Tours will show you the best of the city in a day.<br /> A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old town of Gjirokaster is famous for being a well-preserved Ottoman-style town, with its fortress overlooking the whole city, the old houses lean against the slopes of the hills with their old wooden facades. The main characteristic of Gjirokastra is the intense use of stone in building the houses, which look like tiny fortresses, the streets of cobblestone, which all head to Bazaar. The most remarkable structure of the city is the castle, which is the greatest in Albania and is no wonder why most of our day tours include it in our program.<br /> Inside the castle, you can visit the Museum of Weapons, which opened in 1971. You can also visit the Mosque of Bazaar, built-in 1557. During your stay in Gjirokastra, you can select different day tours that will take you to the Ethnographic Museum, located in the former house of the communist dictator Enver Hoxha. The former dictator of Albania was a native of this charming town. He grew up in a beautiful Ottoman-style house located in the middle of the old town. It has since been converted to an ethnographic museum that hosts a superb collection of local arts and crafts.<br /> One of the most interesting spots to visit is as well Sokaku i te Marreve which means the 'Mad People Street'. In that same spot, you can visit the reconstructed house of the famous Albanian author Ismail Kadare. Being the birthplace of the Nobel-laurate novelist Ismail Kadare and the notorious communist leader Enver Hoxha. Visit the house of the most famous Albanian author, Ismail Kadare. Destroyed by fire in 1997 and recently reconstructed, the house offers several exhibitions demonstrating the work of this Girokaster local. Unlike Tiranë’s bunkers which are now museums, the Gjirokastër tunnel is still in its original state. It is admittedly less academically informative than the former, but much more genuine. The tunnel takes about 20 minutes to walk through.<br /> Gjirokastra is interesting and controversial as it stores well all aspects of history.
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