Gjirokastra suburbs , Albania

Church of the Monastery of the Dormition of Theotokos in Goranxi

According to the Albanian Orthodox Church data, this monastery dates since 1600, and it is one of the 24 monasteries situated in the valley of Drinos until 1911. The church of this monastery is the best representative example of the post-Byzantine churches in Albania and a very rare one due to the western influences in […]

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Kardhiqi Fortress

The fortress is situated near the village of Kardhiq in Gjirokastër district. There is not a final verdict about the date of the construction. Obviously, historians consider it diachronic, and some believe that its construction stretched between the 12th C and 14th C. Others judge that the most likely time of its construction is the

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Libohova Fortress

Libohova Fortress is an impressive monument situated between Zagori and Pogoni in the Gjirokaster region, south of Albania. Both these areas are well-known for their natural beauty and wealth in water resources. The Castle was built between 1796 and 1798 and consists of an almost quadrangular fortification built by Ali Pasha. The Ottoman Albanian ruler

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Ali Pasha’s Bridge

The so-called Ali Pasha Bridge, or Dunavat Bridge, is part of a large complex built by Ali Pasha Tepelena in the early 19th century, following the aqueduct. It is situated in the upper part of Gjirokastra, at a distance of around 45-minute walk, uphill, through two historic quarters such as Manalat and Dunavat. It demonstrates

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Kordhocë Bridge

Located about two kilometers south of Gjirokastër, Kordhoca Bridge is one of the most important Ottoman period buildings in Epirus. The stone arch bridge spans the Drino river at a maximum height of 7 meters, stretching about 20 meters with a width of 3.7 meters. According to historians, it was built around 1820 and at that time, it

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