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The Cold War Tunnel

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The Cold War Tunnel

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Bënja Thermal Baths (Përmet) & Gjirokastër Fortress Tour

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We shall drive over the mountains to the scenic Drinos valley to see Gjirokastra, the austere stone city perched on the Wide Mountain. One of the most famous mediaeval towns of the region the city dates back to the 3rd century BC. We shall visit the mighty fortress, the old Bazaar and the 300 years old Skenduli house as one of the best representatives of the original architecture of Gjirokastra. We shall visit Benja thermal baths..A stone bridge arcs over a winding stretch of brilliantly blue-green water. Built-in the Middle Ages, it has been letting people cross the sulfur-rich river since the days of the Ottoman Empire. Warm water rushes beneath it, providing a relaxing treat for those who visit. Near the bridge, you’ll find the the Benja Thermal Baths, born from the geothermal waters near Përmet, Albania. The heated water flows down the river unless it gets diverted into one of the several human-made pools. They’re a splendid spot for a hot soak on a crisp, cool day.
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KrisD_pl wrote a review Jul 2020
Warsaw, Poland6,660 contributions686 helpful votes
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Secretly built during the 1960s under Enver Xoxha regime. It has 80 rooms that were to be used by the local authorities during the invasion that Xoxha was afraid of all the time. The tunnels and rooms are deserted and partly destroyed, so it feels bit creepy. it is only accessible on guided tours run from the tourist information booth nearby.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Hiking South Albania wrote a review Dec 2019
Gjirokaster, Albania71 contributions6 helpful votes
Interesting place to be visited. A little bit cold and hummid place, so it is better to be visited during summer.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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wennn wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions36 helpful votes
sounds fancy but really is just one of those huge bunkers in albania. if you went to bunk'art in Tirana this would look a lot less impressive. but nice to visit anyway if you have some time to kill
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Pim G wrote a review Oct 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands403 contributions92 helpful votes
Gives a good impression on how things were during the Cold War. In case of war, the party functionaries and the city counsel, as well as their staff would move there so the state apparatus could remain functioning. The complex is big (though there is a bigger one in Tirana) and even though the rooms are all empty, it is a peculiar experience to enter there. The guide accompanied the two of us and provided us with quit a lot of information. Glad we saw this.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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0201983 wrote a review Sep 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands113 contributions29 helpful votes
the tour is pretty basic, they didnt do anything to the tunnels since reopening them to the public. This is part of the charm. It was just the 2 of us with our guide, and he spoke reasonable English, and tried to answer all of our questions. Not a must see, but you'll like it if you like history and/or bunkers
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Date of experience: September 2019
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