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Gjirokastra, short hike form main bazaar, Gjirokaster, Albania
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

It was a very nice experience to be able to visit this old house. We had the house all for ourselves and all the Time to see every corner. It is really amazing to imagine how people lifed in there. The explanations on every floor...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Airole11
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

There are a couple old Ottoman houses in Gjirokastër that can be visited, and this is one of them (I guess this is the one located at the highest point). For 200 Lek €1,60) you can walk around and have a look. Couple rooms, couple...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Erwin v
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful building with restored interiors. Although the owner could not speak much English, he was absolutely lovely and we managed to communicate with a mix of Italian and French. It would be great if they had brochures our explanatory panels.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EricGoldCoast
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Visited with a guide who helped us understand how life was lived in the house. Reading Kadare's book helped set the house into context.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VictorGee
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The house is basically yours to explore. No roped off areas or ‘do not touch’ signs. Be respectful and enjoy the Ottoman history of this giant 200+ year old house!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elyse B
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Interesting house and great views below. Gives you an insight into the traditional lifestyle and decor of the times.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank larissadrive
Reviewed August 16, 2018

A great house to visit, which is really impressive. The only "sad" part is that there is barely any explanations. You just have a board describing at the bottom of the house each room in a few sentences. Less than half an hour of visit,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank grigrichan
Reviewed August 6, 2018

So first of all, this place is located VERY uphill! Thankfully there is a road so you walk along the road, the terrain is not bad (could be worse, I prefer walking on concrete than on the stones of the Old Town so it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Beatriz M
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The Zakate house was built in early 1800s and was considered very opulent at that time. It gives a good feel about the times with well preserved furniture and artefacts. If you are in Gjirokaster this is of course a place you must see. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PMtraveller2
Reviewed June 15, 2018

High up on a hill, so a bit of a hike up to reach, this house is certainly the nicest of the traditional Ottoman houses that are open to the public. There is some information in English, however, it helps if you have done the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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