Gjirokastra in Albania

Gjirokstra is known as “the city of stones” in Albania. In addition to Berat, Gjirokasta is one of the oldest and most culturally rich cities in southern Albania. This has also been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The cobblestone old town and the fortress with a view of the city are ‘the’ highlights that a visitor should not be without. Small houses with long wooden windows resemble Balkan architecture. The historic city is located in the Drino river valley and is surrounded by the ‘Mali i Gjerë’ mountains up to 2000 m above sea level.

The evening atmosphere of Gjirokastra should also be experienced. In the summer months in particular, there is a lot of atmosphere with music in and in front of the cafés.

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