Gjirokaster is a small, exeptional City situated in Albania. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as “a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estate”. The city appears in the historical record dating back in 1336 by its Greek name, Αργυρόκαστρο – Argyrokastro, as part of the Byzantine Empire. … More The silver Castle – Gjirokaster, Albania
If you read Homer’s “Iliad” or if you watched the movie “Troy” you probably didn’t wander what happened after Troy was burned (mostly because you were concentrated on Brad Pitt, walking around with that tanned body). Anyway for those who wondered the Roman writer Virgil solves the mystery. According to the Roman writer Virgil, Bouthroton’s legendary founder was the Helenus, … More What happened after the fall of Troy? Find it out in Butrint – the city and the legend.
“A masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”- UNESCO, Paris 2005 Iso-poliphony is a highly Elaborate Musical genre mainly performed by the Tosks and Labs of Southern Albania. This mountainous region gave rise to an unique culture, in which Music became an Expression of cultural identity. With roots going back to Byzantine times, … More A masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.