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UNESCO CITY OF GJIROKASTER

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1 , 3 OR 7 DAYS GJIROKASTRA EXPE TOURS

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Some of our projects

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 […]

Restoration and Revitalization of Zekate House (2004-2005): In May 2004 a full study and recording of the architectural and distinctive features of the Zekate House was undertaken by Richard Andrews, through the Butrint Foundation. Professor Emin Riza (Institute of Monuments, Tirana), Albania’s greatest authority on the houses of Gjirokastra, subsequently designed a project for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bazaar of Gjirokastra

The Revitalization projects of the Bazaar of Gjirokastra (2007) – The revitalization of the traditional Bazaar started with the restoration of some buildings in the Bazaar, by showcasing artisan skills of heritage value at the annual National Culture Heritage and Artisan Fair in Gjirokastra. Currently there are arts and crafts shops in the Bazaar that […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Artisan Program – In 2007, an Artisan Center was created to provide the facilities to organize a series of trainings for the crafts and artisans (wood and stone carving, tailoring, embroidery, textile) which have had a great impact in the invigoration of the artisan production in Gjirokastra. Nowadays, an Association of the Artisan Women […]

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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