The Cold War Tunnel, Gjirokaster

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  • A smaller bunker for local bigwigs, which was fortunately never used. The rooms are mainly empty or sparsely decorated, but the tour guide helps you to imagine what it would have been like down here.....  more »
  • Secretly built during the 1960s under Enver Xoxha regime. It has 80 rooms that were to be used by the local authorities during the invasion that Xoxha was afraid of all the time. The tunnels and...  more »
  • Awesome underground bunker. It costs about 200lek per person but you cannot go in without a guide. You need to first go to the tourist info booth and pay the fee then you’ll get the guide. The guide will take you into the tunnel. The total tour takes less than 20 minutes. There isn’t too much to see in all the rooms, but it is still pretty cool to walk through the halls deep in the mountain right under the fort. Worth the visit!
  • Was really good, tour guide had a bit of trouble with the key to the gate. Once we were in however, it was really cool, lots of secret entrances and exits!
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