Zekate House, Gjirokaster

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An intact Ottoman tower house, Zekate House is an example of a combination of Turkish and Albanian design sensibilities. You must request access to the house at the tourist office in the center of town, and be sure to ask for information on the attraction in English. A neighbor next door to the attraction keeps the key and lets you into the space. On the ground floor is a kitchen and a cistern. Take the central staircase to the family rooms and the third-floor reception room. The latter is covered in frescoes from ceiling to floor and lined with sofas in traditional Balkan style. Make Zekate House a centerpiece of your Gjirokaster vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Gjirokaster vacation generator.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The visit was carried out in English and gave a good insight into the home decor in Gjirokaster. Really interesting and very impressive. A great House.
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  • August 11, 2017
    A beautiful castle with a military exhibition unfortunately not covered. View of the city. Is little because approx. 200 drugs.
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  • July 31, 2017
    Walking in the summer difficult to achieve something but it is worth already due to the magnificent views of the old town and the Castle. The floor plan is significantly more interesting than the birthplace of Enver Hodjas
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  • June 14, 2017
    Amazing House, Great View
  • April 18, 2016
    Great view
  • August 9, 2015
    That's good .
  • April 20, 2017
    Very nice, well worth a visit!
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  • December 11, 2016
    Very interesting, great panorama of the city from the upper terrace
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As a World Heritage Site, Gjirokaster attracts a fair number of tourists. However, there are a limited number of hotels, and even fewer hostels. The town is divided into two sections: the atmospheric old town is up on a hill, and the newer part is down below in the valley. Most of the historical attractions lie in the old town; staying here puts you within easy reach and saves you a daily walk or taxi ride up and down the hill.
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