CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The UNESCO World Heritage city, Gjirokastra welcomes creators and makers for the second year to be inspired by this historic venue and leave their works of art, crafted through stories. This is an open call to all artists, artisans, creators, architects, museum curators, cultural managers, makers, and designers alike, both national and […]

Gjirokastra Foundation Winner of European Heritage Award/ Europa Nostra Awards 2021 The Gjirokastra Foundation, established in 2001, is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation for the preservation of cultural heritage, and its development for the social and economic benefit of the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site of Gjirokastra and its surroundings. The Foundation’s work has continuously […]

CALL FOR APPLICATION: This is a call open to artists, creators, architects, makers and designers and alike both national and international, to take part in the ARTECH Creative camp, from the 20-27 June 2021 in the historic center of Gjirokastra in Albania. This camp is organized in the frame and spirit of the ARTECH project […]

“Sofra e Anéve”, (Grandma’s cooking) idea of Gjirokastra Foundation is one of the winners of Green Idea 2017 Competition. This idea aims to develop culinary tourism tours in the city of Gjirokastra, relying on the rich tradition of “home cooking” and use of home garden products. The idea aims as well to promote the local […]

Gjirokastra, 5th June 2017   The World Environment Day 2017 is celebrated today in Gjirokastra with the students of the 6th grade of Naim Frasheri school. This year’s theme was ‘Connecting People to Nature’. The theme has been introduced to the students after a walk in the natural surroundings of the Gjirokastra Castle, where they have seen […]

Internships and volunteering: if you are a student of architecture, writer, painter or other related subjects, and think of Gjirokastra as the perfect place for an internship, please feel free to contact the Gjirokastra Foundation. The Foundation does not provide funds for internships but will happily facilitate your stay and develop a programme to compliment […]

2018 The European Year of Culture Heritage – The European Commission considers that the time is right to celebrate cultural heritage in 2018, because the cultural heritage is so important and central for the European Identity. Read for more at

Gjirokastra Expe-Tours won a grant from Risi Turistike 2016 organized by Risi Albania. The project is currently being implemented by the Gjirokastra Foundation. The project aims to promote and develop experiential tourism in the region by engaging the local communities. For more information or if you wish to experience Gjirokastra and its regions, please clink […]