Gjirokastra, in southern Albania, may not be the most obvious destination for a late-summer European getaway. But this hill town of 66,000 is immensely charming and affordable and a two-hour drive from the fine beaches of the Albanian coast. Still not convinced? A veritable time capsule, Gjirokastra served as a trading hub for some 500 years under the Ottoman Empire (1385 to 1912) and the setting for a real-life game of thrones….
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