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You get to see how people lived in this city. Guide is provided by the owners of the home. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great Ottoman Architecture

We spent about 20 minutes here. I really appreciated the ottoman style house and the wedding room... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get to see how people lived in this city. Guide is provided by the owners of the home. It's definitely a must. Enjoy.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 20 minutes here. I really appreciated the ottoman style house and the wedding room. There’s also a nice old lady selling photos outside the place of Gjirokaster and what it looked like in the early 1900s

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This home and its owner represent to all who go there the struggle to against the odds. As one of the oldest and largest mansions in old Gijrokaster it SHOULD be a UNESCO protected home, BUT it is not. As one of the oldest and...More

3  Thank AngetheHungry
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The house is beautiful and well worth a visit. The guide was a mixed bag, though. Her English and Italian were both excellent, and her explanations were interesting, but she seemed to hate having to give the tour, sort of rushing through it and not...More

1  Thank EBNY17
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Interesting house to visit. Very good guide with impressive array of languages to guide you round in. Very friendly guide and interesting house.

Thank crazychick88
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The skenduli house is most definitely worth a visit, located just a short 5 min walk from Gjirokaster city centre. We were greeted by a friendly and informative guide who was the daughter of the skenduli family. Her tour brought the house to life, explaining...More

2  Thank Fentonfamily31
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

When you visit the house I'll recommend to ask for a tour. We visit the house on a quiet moment and get a private tour. It' s very informative.

Thank Terri v
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This old house does not contain anything (furniture, etc) from the past due to its communial use during communist times - but the guide brings the rooms to life with her explanations of each room’s use Well worth the 200L entrance fee

Thank kiwi-traveller-PS
Reviewed 15 June 2018

The house is located in the centre of Gjirokastra, very close to the ethnographic museum. It is a traditional Ottoman house, that is well preserved. After paying for the entrance ticket you will get a rather fast paced tour of the house, detailing features and...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The house is stunning! Typical ottoman period construction,well preserved and so many details that were easily recognizable. The only problem was the guide. Apparently she was a successor of Skenduli family. I didnt understand why but the tempo of her explaining was really fast and...More

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