Discover the relics of Albania's history and culture through the centuries at . Overlooking an important traveling route along the river, the fortress has taken a prominent position in the city's history since the 12th century. The buildings inside date from different time periods and have various functions, such as churches and storage spaces. Take your time walking around, noting the clock tower, cistern, towers, houses, Gjirokastër Museum, and an open courtyard that hosts an annual folk culture festival. Ask for an audio guide to lead you through the castle and give you insight into its past. To visit Gjirokaster and get the most from your holiday in Gjirokaster, create itinerary details personal to you using our Gjirokaster trip itinerary planning website.
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5-Day Albania Highlights Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $689
Duration: 5 days
Private Tour: Gjirokastra and Lekuresi Castle from Saranda BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $91
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Not everybody's cup of tea -- but if you like history, atmosphere, and some exercise in the shadow of a massive ruined castle complex, this is the place. Sunset is particularly romantic. more »
This castle is beautiful, it is huge and has great view of gjirokastra city! you have to walk little beat to reach the castle but at all easy. it has army museum inside and much more more »
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