Gjirokaster stretches upwards on sloping cobblestoned streets with unique stone houses, which kind of look like small fortresses. For that reason, the town is known as `The City of Stone`. The most important structure of the city is the castle, which is the biggest castle in Albania. Inside the castle, you can visit the Museum of Weapons,opened in 1971. Weapons from prehistoric times up to World War II are exhibited here. The National Folk Festival has taken place in this castle during the years. The reason why Gjirokaster made it to the UNESCO World Heritage List is the big number of well-preserved Ottoman buildings and you will very quickly see how accurate this statement is. The old town is full of these houses and each of them is beautiful in their own way.
Albania is a hidden gem among the Balkan countries , sometimes overlooked in favor of Greece or Croatia, but it is no less beautiful or charming. Visit popular cities throughout the country, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites, and discover the culture, food, history, glorious beaches, and friendly nature of its citizens!. We promise you will want to return time and again!. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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