TIRANA, August 31
The influx of foreign tourists in the southern city of Gjirokastra increased significantly during the first half of 2017. Over 22,000 foreign citizens visited the city during January-June period. Specialists have confirmed that 3,500 international visitors more than the same period of 2016 visited the stone city.
Chairman of the Regional Directorate of National Culture, Albert Kasi said for the local media that these are the figures only for international visitors.
“We have significant figures for the number of people that have visited Gjirokastra Castle. This year we had about 3,500 more compared to the previous year. They come from all over the world, both from western and eastern countries,” Kasi said.
An increased number of visitors from Eastern Europe was noticed this year. Visitors from Poland, Russia, Hungary, and Ukraine stopped in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gjirokastra. There were also tourists from Central and Southern Amerika.
They were curious to visit the museum area, the historic center and the castle. About Lek five million have been collected from the tourists that visited the castle.
News Source: Report TV