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  ALBANIA: Gjirokaster
While Gjirokaster got the brunt of the damage during countrywide rioting in 1997, it remains a museum quality town.
Deemed the town of a thousand stairs, Gjirokaster climbs up the Gjere mountain and offers beautiful views of the Drino river valley.
Taking a design cue from this massive structure, a majority of the homes were built like mini-fortresses to protect families from the blood feuds that were common before the 20th century.
albania.curtprins.com /gjirokaster.html   (72 words)

 Gjirokaster travel | Albania travel
Gjirokaster is also known as the City of Stairs.
From this hotel you can see the old and new part of the city.
Be sure to visit the 11th-century citadel, which has a stunning view of the countryside, as well as the interesting Ethnographic Museum in the home that was the birthplace of Enver Hoxha.
www.palms-travel.com /travel/europe-travel/albania-travel/gjirokaster-travel.html   (78 words)

  Albania travel guide
Shkodra is one of the oldest cities in Europe while the ruins of Butrint are a treasure trove of antiquities relating to the Illyrians and Greeks.
Gjirokaster is an easy stop if you're heading south toward the Greek border.
Not very far from Gjirokaster is the southen town of Saranda, once a pleasant town but now a dusty construction site as local mafia hurry to build the most hotels, many lie unfinished.
www.world66.com /europe/albania   (1350 words)

  MyTouristGuide - Albania - Gjirokaster   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The city is built on a stretch of very mountainous terrain and and stairs are used in many of the small streets that wind their way up the hills in the direction of the citadel.
Gjirokaster is a commercial center in South Albania, it produces foodstuffs, leather, and textiles.
Gjirokaster is on the main bus route from Tirana to Kakavija and Saranda, Gjirokastra is not far from northern Greeks towns.
www.mytouristguide.com /content/view/74/44   (1095 words)

 The Militant - 4/14/97 -- Greek-Speaking Minority Is Part Of Albania Rebellion
In visits to Gjirokaster, Sarande, Himara, and several villages in this region March 18-28, Militant reporters found that for the most part working people whose first language is Greek have been a part of the rebellion just like other Albanians.
During a visit to Gjirokaster on March 28, the Greek consulate there was closed after an attack by an armed group the day before, when a dozen people drove a tank to the consulate and entered the premises with AK-47's demanding visas for 10 passports.
The consul, whose residence on a hill overlooking Gjirokaster is known simply as "the Villa," frequently travels through the villages making arrangements for visa allotments and the dispensation of Greek aid funds.
www.themilitant.com /1997/6115/6115_17.html   (2604 words)

 ATA Homepage - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GJIROKASTER, DEC. 16 (ATA) - By H. Cani: A considerable quantity of explosive substance blasted Monday at 20:35 in the house of former communist dictator Enver Hoxha in the "Palorto" neighbourhood of Gjirokaster.
The director of the regional police directorate, Islam Qibini, reported to ATA that "due to the explosion, the house was partially damaged, while in the nearby houses were damaged the windows and doors." The authors and the motive of this act are still unknown.
GJIROKASTER, DEC 16 (ATA) - By H Cani: A BMW was ruined on Tuesday evening in Gjirokaster as a result of an amount of explosion put in it, sources of criminal police of Gjirokaster district,southern Albania, told ATA.
www.telpress.it /ATA/1997/dec_97/hdarch16.htm   (2308 words)

 Short Biography of Enver Hoxha
Enver Hoxha was born in Gjirokaster, in the south of Albania, on October 16, 1908; his father was a modest employee, for many years an emigrant in America; his mother was a housewife.
He represented Gjirokaster on November 28, 1912, in the act of proclamation of independence of Albania, signing a document that consecrated the will of the Albanian people to free themselves from the yoke of the Turkish empire.
At the age of 16 he was already among the first initiators and also secretary of the Society of the Students of Gjirokaster, which was permeated with a democratic-revolutionary spirit.
www.mltranslations.org /Albania/EnverNL.htm   (2240 words)

 >> Gjirokaster Florists   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), 99-02-12
GJIROKASTER, Feb 11 (ATA) - By H. Çani: A road in the southern city of Gjirokaster will be named after the hero who laid down his life for the freedom of Kosova, the Kosova Liberation Army commander Adem Jashari.
Head of the "Gjirokaster" association Eduart Gjebrea said to ATA that the name of the hero of the Kosova cause was an honour to all Albanians wherever they are.
Sources from the presidency of this trade union told ATA that in the meeting with Minister Shuli, it was solved the main request, that of giving the license to the company of buses "Argjiro," as well as that of regulating the transport of travellers through the border check point of Kakavije.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/ata/1999/99-02-12.ata.html   (6017 words)

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These houses are constructed of masterfully carved and stacked blocks of stone, but they also have delicate windows and light pillars to support the roofs protruding from the walls.
Gjirokaster’s main attraction is the magnificently well preserved fortress, which was defended by seven towers.
When visiting Gjirokaster one should also see the National Museum of Weapons located inside the fortress and the Museum of Folk Culture.
www.internationalspecialreports.com /europe/albania/thetownofa.html   (191 words)

 Uprising in Albania
The new Prime Minister appointed by Berisha was Bashkim Fino, formerly the Socialist Mayor of Gjirokaster.
Around 11 March eight of the rebel town committees met in Gjirokaster and formed a "National Committee for the Salvation of the People", but the local committees do not appear to be unified bodies with clear aims and organised support.
Colonel Jsuf Gepani, a member of the Gjirokaster committee, said: "We are administering the armour under the command of the Gjirokaster committee.
www.socialistworld.net /publications/albania/albania04.html   (2450 words)

 The Militant - 5/17/99 -- Attitudes Of Workers At Albania Shoe Factory Show Imperialists' Difficulty In Restoring ...
Rekor Albania S.A. is a leather-tanning, rubber, and shoe factory in Gjirokaster, a town of 20,000 in southern Albania.
Nanos had been sent to Gjirokaster two weeks earlier to "straighten things out," as he put it.
Cani was Gjirokaster's mayor between 1986 and 1992.
www.themilitant.com /1999/6319/6319_18.html   (1712 words)

 Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), 97-06-27
GJIROKASTER, JUNE 27 (ATA) - By Hysni Cani: One of the leaders of OMONIA organization of the Greek minority, Theodhori Bezhani was kidnapped under the threat of arms on June 26, 1997, at about 1 p.m., nearly 14 km south of Gjirokaster, near the village Terihat.
The driver of the Mayor of Libohove, A. Beqo, 30, was gravely injured on Wednesday at 20:00, due to an explosion of a cannon shot near the complex of the milk plant of Gjallica.
GJIROKASTER, JUNE 27 (ATA) - By Hysni Cani: In the days before elections a number of incidents occurred in the district of Gjirokaster thus creating insecurity among inhabitants.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/ata/1997/97-06-27.ata.html   (5456 words)

 Gjirokaster Information and Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Welcome to the Gjirokaster page where you will find a huge range of travel and tourism resources.
Browse through our Gjirokaster news and information to find the best places to stay, how to get around and where to visit in this popular tourist destination.
Other travel and tourism resources that are not directly related to Gjirokaster but still of benefit.
www.profound-travel.com /Country/Albania/Gjirokaster.shtml   (192 words)

 Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), 98-05-09
The border police of the port, in cooperation with Guarda di Finanza is carrying on the control for finding the dinghies hidden along the seashore.
GJIROKASTER, May 9 (ata) - Hysni Cani: The local SP presidency in Gjirokaster refuted on Saturday the charges against deputy prime minister Bashkim Fino in a news conference of the local DP branch on Friday.
A SP press release said that "in Gjirokaster and throughout the country, the coalition government is making maximal efforts to establish the rule of law, to fight crime and smuggling, an wound inherited from Berisha governing."
www.hri.org /news/balkans/ata/1998/98-05-09.ata.html   (3379 words)

Shkodra is one of the oldest cities in Europe while the ruins of Butrint are a treasure trove of antiquities relating to the Illyrians and Greeks.
Gjirokastra which is the birthtown of the famous albanian writer Ismail Kadare (candidate for the Nobel Prize in litterature)and the weapons museum located inside of the Argjiro castle.
Not very Far from Gjirokaster is the southen and Beatiful town of Saranda when you can enjoy the best that the God could give to a human eye.
www.stradivariusconcerti.com /albania.htm   (5726 words)

 ATA Homepage - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GJIROKASTER, JULY 20 (ATA) - By H Cani: Two days ago, while travelling from Gjirokaster to Kakavije, together with three Greek officials of Rekord-Albania firm, a Greek trader was taken hostage by eight armed masked people in the vicinity of village Goranci of Gjirokaster.
This is the second case, when a foreign trader is kidnaped, after that of a trader of coal in the zone of Tepelena, who was released after he paid 5 million drachmas.
GJIROKASTER, JULY 20 (ATA) - By H Cani: Sources of police commissariat of Tepelene report that yesterday, as a result of gunbattle three people were wounded and another, citizen of Gjirokaster, lost his life.
www.telpress.it /ata/1997/jul_97/hdarch20.htm   (1626 words)

 ATA Homepage - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GJIROKASTER, May 8 (ATA) - By H. Cani: The leaders of the Democratic Party (DP, opposition) of Gjirokaster (Southern Albania) accused Friday the deputy PM Bashkim Fino of corruption.
Meanwhile, the head of the Gjirokaster police, lieutenant colonel Ilirian Dida, has considered the statement as "a political intentional accusation and not serious at all." "The statement is courageous and the police cannot take into consideration such irresponsible sayings," Dida told the journalists.
TIRANA, May 9 (ATA) - By F. Nikolla: Long ago, by the middle of the century XIX, a girl in Virginia of the United States, after the death of her mother, the goddess of life, sent a letter to the senator of her state.
www.telpress.it /ata/1998\may_98\hdarch09.htm   (3004 words)

 BBC News | MONITORING | Albanian police say Gjirokaster blasts "terrorist acts"
Albanian police said on Tuesday that the three blasts that occured in the last 48 hours in the southern city of Gjirokaster, including the bombing of the house of the late Albanian dictator, Enver Hoxha, were the work of "terrorists", the Albanian news agency ATA reported.
"The latest explosions in the Gjirokaster district are terrorist acts committed by certain segments which aim to disturb law and order in the city and create a psychosis of terror," a regional police spokesman said.
BBC Monitoring (http://www.monitor.bbc.co.uk), based in Caversham in southern England, selects and translates information from radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet from 150 countries in more than 70 languages.
news.bbc.co.uk /low/english/world/monitoring/newsid_40000/40234.stm   (138 words)

 Albania, Gjirokaster
GJIROKASTER I spent the day in travel and made good connections for the most part.
Someone spoke English and said the closet hotel was in Gjirokaster, 30 kilometers away.
I decided right away that I would stay an extra day in Gjirokaster.
www.phillipmartin.info /webpage/travel/EUROPE/text_albania_giro.htm   (341 words)

 [ALBSA-Info] Leter per gazeten DITA JUGE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
My father, Lemi Kokalari, was born in Gjirokaster and migrated to America as a young boy.
My mother, Drita, was born in the America, but she is also Albanian, and her parents were from Nivica in the mountains of Laberia.
It gave me a great deal of joy to be able to participate in the return of a famous Albanian tradition to Gjirokaster and to listen to the beautiful Albanian music in the ancient Albanian home of my ancestors.
www.alb-net.com /pipermail/albsa-info/2001-June/001901.html   (489 words)

 Gjirokaster, Albania Roommates roommate Gjirokaster rooms rent. roomates roomate Gjirokaster roommate rentals room ...
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 Sean's Travel Stories - Albania - Gjirokaster
Gjirokaster looks even better in the day, except that the city is divided - the old town is nice, European, and of course old, but to the north is the new town - which is in better shape than some other towns in Albania, but still not nearly as inspiring.
He is Turkish - apparently he came before the fall of communism, and when capitalism arrived, he was allowed to keep his bar.
Still, he seemed quite content with his life in Gjirokaster, and the regulars in his cafe.
travel.seanrorison.com /albania7.html   (1299 words)

 About Us
Hotel Kalemi is built on an renovated house that is characteristic of Gjirokaster’ s tradition.
From this house you can see an 14th century castle and the typical rock made houses of the historic city.
Beautiful views of the center of Gjirokaster and the surrounding mountains.
hotelkalemi.tripod.com /index_files/Page358.htm   (124 words)

 Albanian rebels talk of secession
Despite repeated demands for Mr Berisha to leave office before elections are held in June, the southern rebels have stopped short of declaring open war.
Mr Fino, a native of Gjirokaster, had intended to tour the south of the country to talk to the insurgents this week, but cancelled at the last minute.
The bank in Gjirokaster has been raided twice in the past week - the thieves using an armoured personnel carrier to rip out the safe on the second occasion.
news.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1997/03/22/walb22.html   (393 words)

 Gjirokaster, Albania, Pictures
city information and pictures about Gjirokaster with discussion forum, map, real estate and Gjirokaster population & photos
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Gjirokaster People - photos and pictures about Gjirokaster
www.greatestcities.com /Europe/Albania/Gjirokaster_city.html   (269 words)

 Koha Jone Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gjirokaster- Seriali i vetevrasjeve, qe kohet e fundit eshte bere teme e dites ne Shqiperi, po shfaqet edhe ne rajonin jugor.
Emigranti Altin Neviri, 35 vjec, i lindur ne Gjirokaster dhe banues ne Delvine, eshte gjetur i vetevarur ne oret e vona te dites se Diel ne lagjen "Manalit i 2-te", te qytetit te Gjirokastres.
Nga veprimet paraprake te kryera nga ekspertet e policise se qarkut Gjirokaster, rezulton se shtetasi Altin Neviri eshte vetevarur.
www.kohajone.com /lexo.php?id=34082   (180 words)

 Report of activities (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was organized in Gjirokaster, a one-day Conference, titled "26th of June; International Day of Support of Torture Victims".
The General Secretary of the Prefecture of Epirus send a message, relevant with the importance of that day, which was read at the Conference.
The festivity was honored by the presence of the Greek Ambassador in Gjirokaster, Observers of the European Union and the O.S.S.E., members of the Parliament such as Mr.
www.cvme.gr /e1998.html   (1155 words)

 Sean's Travel Stories - Albania - To Gjirokaster
The scenery changed drastically for the better once we headed south from Fier - beautiful mountainscapes, rustic villages, the roads occasionally clogged by a sheep herder; and oil drills, dozens upon dozens of them, dotting the landscape in between the farmlands.
At about 9pm I arrived in Gjirokaster, a wonderful time to arrive in a town that travel advisories tell me not to visit, and I began hunting around for a place to stay.
My first impression of the place, in the dark, was of another depressing town with no history and plenty of ugly buildings.
travel.seanrorison.com /albania6.html   (687 words)

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