The beautiful narrow streets of Gjirokastër can tell alot of the albanian history. While you walking inside them you can see the ottoman influences in architecture, the house of Enver Hoxha: the dictator that wrote the worst page in the memories of the people, the same people that used these street to scream against the new corrupt goverment during the ‘90. The history of Albania is long, full of pride for their tradition and culture and on these street I understand why.
Today Gjirokaster is a quite village, members of the UNESCO world heritage site.
The Meteora area started to be a religious place since the monks climbed the rock and live in the caves, as hermits. During the Turkish invasions in the 14th centuries they started to build the monasteries on the top of the rocks-towers to be safe and isolated from the rest of the world. The only means of reaching it was by climbing a long ladder, which was drawn up whenever the monks felt threatened.