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Gjirokastra Castle
In 2005, Gjirokastra was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the importance of its architecture and unique value. Gjirokastra, features a series of outstanding two-story houses which were developed in the 17th century. The town also retains a bazaar, an 18th-century mosque and two churches of the same period. Gjirokastra is known as the “city of a thousand steps, .Situated in the Drinos river valley in Southern Albania, with a stunning backdrop of snow capped mountains.