Visit Gjirokastra in Albania : The UNESCO Heritage Town (2023)
The city of Gjirokastra is located 231 km south of the city of Tirana and 131 km south of town Vlore. The town is recognized as a UNESCO heritage town.
The population of the Gjirokastra town is 61,400 and an area of 2 square miles.
The Gjirokastra city in Albania was built in 1336 as one of the centers of the Byzantine Empire. The Gjirokastra city was inhabited by orthodox Christian diocese in the 13th to 14th century. The population became predominantly Muslims during the Ottoman empire.
The Gjirokastra city has houses constructed from the 14th to 19th centuries, pebble stone streets, and colorful doors and windows.
Most tourists visit the town to see the Gjirokastra city’s ancient architecture and break at one local restaurant. Most gift shops sell local clothing and souvenirs for tourist visiting the Gjirokastra city in Albania.