The picturesque view combined with cobbled streets, special houses and various alleys this year is attracting thousands of tourists.
Tourism in the historic city of Gjirokastra has begun to revive after a difficult year, such as 2020.
"The year 2020, as we know, has been a challenging year, especially for Gjirokastra, which came from a tourist boom in 2019, where we had over 120 thousand tourists. If for years we had 36 thousand tourists, mainly local, this year January-May we have 28 thousand visitors, most of them are domestic tourists", says Loena Bakuli responsible for tourism in the Municipality of Gjirokastra.
As a result of the facilitation of anti-Covid measures, according to Loena Bakuli, responsible for tourism in the Municipality of Gjirokastra, reservations are being made for the following month.
The tourists are mainly domestic, and the two main destinations are the castle and the bazaar of Gjirokastra.
"Some of the city's museums are part of the museum revitalization project and are currently under construction but this has not affected the reduction of attractions in the city as in addition to the museum in the city, we have the cold tunnel but the bazaar itself is "turned into a separate attraction", she said.
In order to attract as many tourists as possible, the Municipality of Gjirokastra is organizing festive weekends, which help introduce the city and even the rural areas better, and also the turnbring the businesses' turnover increase. Tourism is one of the most profitable sectors for Gjirokastra families.