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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour to Skenduli House, the oldest house in Gjirokastra. The guide was very informative and amazed us with the details and secrets the house kept. A must see if you are visiting Gjirokastra.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank entela1987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting house showing the traditional architecture during Ottoman times. The people are going out of their way to provide interesting explanations in different languages. If you only visit one house, this should be it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 901guyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit, but the guided tour was only 10 minutes and we didn’t feel welcome at all.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JennaH_Helsinki
Reviewed July 11, 2019

I really enjoyed my visit to the Skenduli House. Whilst we only had a short visit, our guide displayed her in-depth knowledge of the house. For only 200LEK, it's a really great way to spend an afternoon - and a great introduction to Ottoman History...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank notwaltermitty
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Skenduli House is very nice building, 300 hundered years old, but in very good condition. It was very interesting for us and our teenagers too.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alenagaspera
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Loved this house- 200 lek entrance price includes a very informative but short tour. Most of the house is in original condition and is a great way to understand an aspect of social history in Albania. There are lots of stairs so if you have...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ToniMatau
Reviewed May 22, 2019

The Skenduli family were deprived of their grand house in the communist era. When it was returned to them they decided to make it a museum. Our guide, a member of the family, described why the house was built how it is (basically summer and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Blocker1
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

Is traditional house looks like small castel. To visit cost 200 lek , if you are gonig Gjirokaster dont miss it!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank klaudioem
Reviewed April 13, 2019

visit after reaching Gjirokaster. Access a bit difficult with lots of coobles to get to the entrance and steep stairs inside. It was however interesting as we were shown around by the owner and his daughter and gave the chance to learn about life during...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank S1228WQdavidm
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Amazing historical home with an amazing host! This house has belonged to the same family for 9 generations. The communist regime confiscated it for a few years but it returned to the rightful hands. The architecture is breathtaking and the host will give everyone a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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December 7, 2018|
Response from hikingsouthalbania | Reviewed this property |
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