Gjirokastra: History
Due to its strategic position, this ancient dwelling place, which dates back to the first century AD, was transformed into a castle, which later became the nucleus of the further development of the city.
Fortress of Gjirokastra, the biggest in Albania Gjirokastra, the stone city

During the 13th century  It was also knows as Argyropoline, Agyrokastron or the City of Argyro. In the 14th century  it was part of the Despotate of Epirus  The houses in Gjirokastër have a distinguished Albanian style. Gjirokastër also features an old bazaar A bazaar is a market, often covered, typically found in areas of Muslim culture, which was originally built in the 17th century.

The city was developed after World War II  and it is today an economic, educational and cultural center of southern Albania. There are over 20 museums in Gjirokastër today and it is also the city o

Source: The Albanian Institute of Tourism & Environmental Developments

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 April 2005 )