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Gjirokastra

Albania
Gjirokastra travel packages

The authentic Albanian countryside. Gjirokastra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that won't disappoint.

Looking to take a break from bustling cities to get a taste of the real Albania? Try Gjirokastra. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has all the atmosphere of the authentic Albanian countryside. You’ll find amazing views, and a vast, eye-catching castle overlooking the city. The narrow winding streets give Gjirokastra a fairytale feel. It's a lovely place to stroll. Discover your new favorite café among the nooks and crannies. Besides the inspiring countryside, Albanian gastronomy is one of the highlights of Gjirokastra. You'll delight in authentic regional specialities like lamb prepared with flavorful local herbs and complex spices. But the delicious Albanian cuisine is only one part of the charm here.

Gjirokastra is a quiet, safe destination. It's perfect for a two-day visit, which will give you time to explore the culture. Plus you'll get away from the bigger cities to experience the other side of Albania. The pace may be slow here, but there’s plenty to see when visiting Gjirokastra. The Old Town is one of the first places to discover, with its distinctive white houses. It’s also worthwhile to drive outside the city. Then you can take in the gorgeous views and lovely landscape not far from the coast. We can offer very convenient, comfortable and reasonably priced hotels in Gjirokastra. This ensures you’ll have an excellent stay here. You'll also have local guides and tips for the best places in and around Gjirokastra.

Where to stay in Gjirokastra

While you won't find any luxury hotels in Gjirokastra, the Stone City's welcomes are as warm as they come. We've selected the best options in the historic part of town, with the opportunity to stay in a classic Ottoman era tower house one of the town's unique highlights. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to choose from.
Classic Modern Hotel
This big, communist-era hotel has a larger-than-life feel and a packed-with-locals restaurant on the top floor.
Charming Family B&B
Just a short walk from the castle and the fortress, this family-owned hotel has lovely rooms and a welcoming atmosphere.
Small Traditional Hotel
You'll have excellent views and spacious rooms in this newly renovated hotel. Don't miss the terrace, which is perfect for relaxing.

Things to do in Gjirokastra

Staying in a UNESCO World Heritage listed town is an experience in itself but the best way to learn its secrets is with an expert guide. We can arrange for one to show you around, visiting an ethnographic museum and exploring the fortress that towers over the town. If you have time, a day trip to Ksamil on the coast, with a stop at the Blue Eye is a wonderful way to spend a day. A natural spring, the Blue Eye's nearly transparent water lets you see its massive hole, which extends more than 150 feet into progressively darker blue waters.
Gjirokastra Private Walking Tour
Saranda, Ksamil and Butrint Private Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Gjirokastra

Spend some time in Gjirokastra on a tour that takes in other cities in Albania and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Gjirokastra and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

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Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Gjirokastra vacation packages
Based on 2 reviews
Review by Russell MacLeod Stormont

Russell MacLeod Stormont

Virginia

Albania and Macedonia were exotic and fascinating and the people were very welcoming to me. Without the localized staff to assist me I do not think this trip would have been so satisfying. I highly endorse all services.

Albania and Macedonia were exotic and fascinating and the people were very welcoming to me. Without the localized staff to assist me I do not think this trip would have been so satisfying. I highly endorse all services.

Year : 2018
Visited : Albania, Macedonia
Itinerary : Tirana, Gjirokastra, Ohrid, Skopje
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Albania, Macedonia
Itinerary : Tirana, Gjirokastra, Ohrid, Skopje
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Angela & Bill

Angela & Bill

Nashville, TN

Completely boutique, set up to your wishes, inexpensive, assistance always available, wonderful selection of hotels and English speaking guides. We were absolutely pleased by our mussel tour, our vineyard tour and especially the cooking tour. Everything went off like clockwork. We were able to add our extra side trips without difficulty.  Antonia did a fabulous job and enjoyed meeting her in Dubrovnik.

Completely boutique, set up to your wishes, inexpensive, assistance always available, wonderful selection of hotels and English speaking guides. We were absolutely pleased by our mussel tour, our vineyard tour and especially the cooking tour. Everything went off like clockwork. We were able to add our extra side trips without difficulty.  Antonia did a fabulous job and enjoyed meeting her in Dubrovnik.

Year : 2016
Visited : Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ulcinj, Tirana, Gjirokastra, Ohrid, Skopje, Sofia
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2016
Visited : Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ulcinj, Tirana, Gjirokastra, Ohrid, Skopje, Sofia
Rating :
5 / 5
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