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Zekate House

Gjirokastra, short hike form main bazaar, Gjirokaster, Albania
+355 84 269 044
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Historic place!

We chose this place to visit, as it seemed to represent the usual type of old houses from... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
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A house with history

If you are around the area you definitely need to visit the Zakate house. There is a 10 mins walk... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Anastasios M
London, United Kingdom
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Gjirokastra, short hike form main bazaar, Gjirokaster, Albania
+355 84 269 044
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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

Thank Yonija
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

Thank Anastasios M
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

Thank damselflyspotter
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

1  Thank Jincognito
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.

Thank Anita H
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

Thank Cardigan_and_Blondie
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

Thank APW4767
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The visit was very interesting, the price includes a tour guide in english which explains us what the rooms were for. It's worth getting there to better understand Albanian Life!

Thank Saboung
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Walking around Gjirokaster you will definitely want to get inside some of the old houses - and this is a great opportunity to. Rooms are well kept, I thought, even though some of the floorboards were worryingly creaky! There are a couple of simple info...More

1  Thank occhiolist
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Definitely worth the trek up the hill. It's on private property so you just pay the old man who lives next-door. It has an abandoned feel, and some of the wooden floors seem questionable, but it's a very impressive house with a beautiful wedding room...More

Thank Bellerophon O
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