Day 7: Gjirokastra
Overnight stay in Gjirokaster
Ioannina to Gjirokastra, 1h35min
Departure for Gjirokastër, also known as "stone city". Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, Gjirokastër is the birthplace of the greatest Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare and, on a less literary note, the hometown of former communist dictator Enver Hoxha. The city is full of typical neighbourhoods and shady terraces. Gjirokastër has preserved the picturesque and typical architecture of the old Albanian houses.
• The citadel
• Ethnographic museum