Gjirokaster is located approximately 250km from Tirana along the national road, 20km from the Kakavia border crossing to Greece, and 60km from the seaside city of Saranda. If arriving by car from Tirana, take the road up into the old town at the second traffic circle. From the main square, ask for Hotel Kalemi and friendly residents will be happy to point you in the right direction. Frequent public buses link Gjirokaster to Tirana and the coast, as well as many other cities. If arriving by bus, take a taxi (200lek) directly up to the hotel.