Picturesque unique sites of Përmet
- Vjosa Valley- The Vjosa Valley offers stunning views along the entire length of the Vjosa River and is an excellent ecotourism destination. The river originates in the Pindus Mountains in Ioannina, Greece, and flows into the Adriatic Sea with 192 of its 272 kilometers within the territory of Albania. The river offers impressive natural spectacles, great activities such as water sports, and interesting habitats for several migratory birds.
- Fir of Hotova National Park- Also known as the "natural lungs" of southern Albania, the Fir of Hotova National Park, which has an area of 1400 hectares, is one of the most picturesque sites in the country and has something to offer visitors all year round.
- Sopot Waterfall- Situated in a scenic setting, the Sopot Waterfall is one of the most popular sites in the Përmet district. It can be reached by a pleasant walking trail with views of the magnificent landscape and Mount Nemercka’s southern face and glacier.
- Bënjë Thermal Baths- The source of these thermal baths are sulfur springs that emanate from deep tectonic faults on both sides of the Lengarica Canyon. There are six relaxing natural thermal baths and each source possesses different therapeutic properties for the treatment of skin diseases, stomach, kidney, and rheumatism.
- Katiu Bridge- The picturesque Ottoman bridge of Katiu, built during the medieval period, is surrounded by natural thermal springs. It is well worth the effort to walk to the middle of this cultural monument, where you can take incredible photos of the wild river and the countryside.
- The City Stone- Considered a cultural and natural monument, the City Stone is the reward for those adventurous hikers who make it to the top. From here, expect stunning panoramic views over the city and the Vjosa River.
- Tekke of Frashër- Built in 1815, the Tekke of Frasher, is a cultural monument. Of interest to visitors, there are many fascinating stories and legends associated with its founder, which have been widely spread in the oral tradition of Dangli. Religious rites are performed in this tekke by the Bektashi believers of Dangëlli.
- Lengaricë Canyon- The Katiu Bridge, an 18 th-century Ottoman-era construction, marks the beginning of the Lengarica Canyon, a magnificent five-kilometer canyon where adventurers can journey along the banks of the crystal-clear river, passing through steep, 150-meter-high rocky canyon slopes. Considered one of the most scenic canyons in Albania, it is perfect for kayaking. Hikers should keep their eyes open for caves with prehistoric settlements that can be seen along the canyon road.
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