Sites

Touristic sites inside of the city that can be reached on foot.
castle of argjiro

THE CASTLE OF ARGJIRO

It is situated at a hight of 336 meters.It dominates the whole city and overlooks all the most important roads.It is open to visitors and inside of the castle you can enjoy also THE WEAPONS MUSEUM with different kind of weapons that are proofs of lots of wars that have happened in Gjirokastra. Today possesses five towrs and houses,the New Gjirokastra Museum,a clock tower,a church,a cistern and the stage of NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL.

 

 

 


kadare house

THE KADARE HOUSE

Ismail Kadare the most famous writer of Albania.His house now is open to visitors.It is opened in Janaury 28th 2016 in 80th anniversary of Ismail Kadare.This building promote art,culture and will have a direct impact in life of the city.It is situated in Palorto neighbourhood,is declared the first category museum.

 

 

 


etnographic museum

ETNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OR (HOUSE OF EX DICTATOR OF ALBANIA ENVER HOXHA)

It is situated in the Palorto quarter.It is ex house of Enver Hoxha but today is open to visitors.It is constructed in 1966 after e fire that destroyed it.The construction is designed like old traditional houses of Gjirokaster that you can find everywhere around this city.It has four floors,and all the house is decorated with numerous household items,folk costumes and different cultural artfacts typical of wealthy families.

 

 


cold water tunel

COLD WAR TUNNEL.

An interesting communist regime attraction.It is located inside of municipality building of Gjirokaster.

Than you can take the road toward The old bazzar that geographically is the centre of the city,where you can find different kind of souvenirs shops,artisanal products and different offices.

 

 


kalja e libohovesThe Castle of Libohova 20 km  (26 min)

The Castle of Libohova ,declared Cultural Monument of first category in 1963, is situated on the East of City of Libohove. It was built in the early 19th century and it is a wedding gift that  Ali Pasha Tepelena made to his sister Shanisha

 

 


kisha e laboves se kryqitSaint Mary Church ( 40 min)

Saint Mary Church in Labovë e Kryqit is a monument of rare value considering the unique byzantine architecture in Albania. The foundation of the church dates back to 6th century at the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian . Justinian erected the church in memory of his mother  The present building dates from the 10th century or – according to another source – 13th century, during the time of the Despotate of Epirus.

 

 


parku arkeologjik i antigonese

Archeologic Park of   Antigona 14 Km

With a special decree by the fameous Pyrrhus of Epirus in 318-272 B.C, they built Antigonea city , in honour to his wife Antigone , who had as well royal origins , being the daughter of Ptolemy I of Egypt.The Archaeological Park of Antigone is the main site of the area. It is situated 14 kilometers in front of Gjirokastra, in Saraqinisht Village

 

 


hadrianopolisHadrianopolis 14 km

Hadrianopolis is located in the Drino River Valley near Gjirokastra. This city was known as Adrianopolis in Roman times and the site features a theater which could accommodate approximately 4,000 spectators. It was excavated in 1984.