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Zekate House

Gjirokastra, short hike form main bazaar, Gjirokaster, Albania
+355 84 269 044
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Interesting traditional house with amazing views The restored traditional house gives an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Στεφανία Τ
My family's pride!

This is the house of my late grandfather. It is absolutely worth visiting. There is so much history... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Deborah Z
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Gjirokastra, short hike form main bazaar, Gjirokaster, Albania
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+355 84 269 044
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting traditional house with amazing views The restored traditional house gives an interesting insight into life in the region. Limited information. It's worth getting there to better understand Albanian Life!

Thank Στεφανία Τ
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

This is the house of my late grandfather. It is absolutely worth visiting. There is so much history inside this house. It is build in 1812 representing a typical Ottoman Style. Every room has its characteristic and its own story. Today Zekate House is a...More

Thank Deborah Z
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Zekate House should definitely be visited if you're in Gjirokastra, but while it's an important example of Ottoman-era Albanian fortress living - built in the early 19th century by the fearsome Ali Pasha's administrator Bekir Zeko - there is little context in situ. So best...More

2  Thank nisha09
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We chose this place to visit, as it seemed to represent the usual type of old houses from Gjirokaster! We were not disappointed! We were the only tourists there and we have been able to wander around as long as we wanted! Entrance fee is...More

1  Thank Yonija
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

If you are around the area you definitely need to visit the Zakate house. There is a 10 mins walk from the little old town centre and the fee is approx 100 lek per person. You can have a coffee or any drink after outside...More

1  Thank Anastasios M
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The restored traditional house gives an interesting insight into life in the region. Limited information, but having a local guide helped us to get more from the experience. Learnt about life in the house and saw the many rooms for men, women or children. Amazing...More

1  Thank damselflyspotter
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

It is a bit of walk up form the main part of town, and it seemed we had got away from all the people. In fact, although the house was open there was noone there at all to collect money. We paid as we exited...More

2  Thank Jincognito
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful house and even a small cafe at the intrance were I got some good drinks. Nice view over the town.

1  Thank Anita H
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

In reality, again it is the view that makes this place. The plaque on the wall tells you everything you need to know, and the rooms all look similar, except for the formal one for the weddings. It is quite a hike further up from...More

1  Thank Cardigan_and_Blondie
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Zekate House is located heading up the hill towards the Kerculla resort a short walk from the centre of the upper town and is well worth the visit. Before entering the house we had a coffee on the veranda and enjoyed the panoramic views over...More

1  Thank APW4767
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