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UNESCO CITY OF GJIROKASTER

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE

1 , 3 OR 7 DAYS GJIROKASTRA EXPE TOURS

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Some of our projects

Publications : The foundation is the main organization publishing various books and articles, both for scientific and touristic use, in relation with the attractions, historic places and UNESCO sites in the surrounding areas of Albania. The publications included: Four Historic Cities in the Western Balkans – Values and Challenges (2012) publication dedicated to heritage and […]

Babameto House project (2010-2013) is one of the best examples of Restoration-Revitalization undertaken with abandoned buildings in Gjirokastra. This project brought together more than 70 owners of the property, two NGOs, and a partnership with state institutions; with donor support for its successful implementation. Now the House is open for the public, it is used […]

REVATO Project – “Revitalization in the Historic Cities of Gjirokastra and Berat, funded by the EU(2011-2013), which addressed a series of problems that prevent the complex efforts for the preservation and development of the UNESCO Sites of Berat and Gjirokastra. This project was one of the biggest supported by the EU in Gjirokastra. Several historic […]

The Gjirokastra Museum (2012) has been one of the most challenging projects of the Gjirokastra Foundation. It is one of the most modern museum built in the country after the fall of communism, and is housed in one of the most beautiful galleries of the Argjiro Castle in Gjirokastra. It showcases the historic and cultural […]

Cold War Tunnel

Cold War Tunnel (2010- 2015). This project for the research, adaption for visitors, and promotion for the Cold War Tunnel of Gjirokastra started in 2010. The tunnel (built in 1970s) is one of the unique sites of the communist heritage in the country. It is situated under the Castle of Gjirokastra, behind the Bashkia (Municipality) […]

The Gjirokastra Experiential Tours project (ongoing Project): Based on the new trend of developing tourism of experience, this project aims to identify the traditions of local families (both in Gjirokastra and in the surrounding rural area) and use them as a source for developing niche market tourism. Among the objective of this project is the […]

EVAH-(European-Values-in-Heritage)-Project

EVAH (European Values in Heritage) Project was an inter-regional program funded by the EU (2010-13) for the establishment of a network between the organizations involved in the restoration and revitalization of the historic cities in 4 countries of the southwestern Balkan. The 24-months EVAH Project addressed these needs and constraints in the historic cities, by […]

Antigonea Hiking Paths

Antigonea Hiking Paths, (2009) – This project created a series of hiking trails from a network of existing shepherd paths. These trails were designed to highlight the natural and historic significance, and beauty of the area surrounding Gjirokastra and Antigonea Park. It is hoped that such use of natural space can motivate the protection and […]

Events

Gjirokastra, 5th June 2017   The World Environment Day 2017 is celebrated today in Gjirokastra with the students of the 6th grade of Naim Frasheri school. This year’s theme was ‘Connecting People to Nature’. The theme has been introduced to the students after a walk in the natural surroundings of the Gjirokastra Castle, where they have seen […]

Internships and volunteering: if you are a student of architecture, writer, painter or other related subjects, and think of Gjirokastra as the perfect place for an internship, please feel free to contact the Gjirokastra Foundation. The Foundation does not provide funds for internships but will happily facilitate your stay and develop a programme to compliment […]

2018 The European Year of Culture Heritage – The European Commission considers that the time is right to celebrate cultural heritage in 2018, because the cultural heritage is so important and central for the European Identity. Read for more at http://ec.europa.eu/culture/news/2016/0830-commission-proposal-cultural-heritage-2018_en.htm

Gjirokastra Expe-Tours won a grant from Risi Turistike 2016 organized by Risi Albania. The project is currently being implemented by the Gjirokastra Foundation. The project aims to promote and develop experiential tourism in the region by engaging the local communities. For more information or if you wish to experience Gjirokastra and its regions, please clink […]

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