DIBER – ALBANIA
The county of Dibra is located in northeast Albania. Extends to the right of the Black Drin, west of Mount Deshati, on both sides of the brook to Bellova, in a soft hilly relief.
Archaeological findings in the territory of the city of Peshkopi testify for a civil life Illyrian, which dates back centuries III-II BC. It has a population of about 75000 inhabitants located at 1088 km2 mainly in settlements rural. All this about its composition has 1 municipality (Peshkopia) and 14 communes. Peshkopia is the administrative centre. The position of this district has played a very important part for the development of the area, which has been sometimes positive and sometimes negative, during the different periods of the history.
Travelling to Diber
If you depart from Tirana, you can use the public transport. It is regular system of transport by buses or minibuses. The distance from Tirana is 185 km. The itinerary to follow is Tirana-Milot-Burrel-Bulqizë-Dibër. The ticket for the bus is 700 lek (5 euro) and for the minibus, 1000 lek (8 euro).
If you come from Durres, the itinerary to follow, is Durrës-Fushë Krujë-Milot-Burrel-Bulqizë-Dibër. The ticket has the same price as the itinerary from Tirana.
If you come from Macedonia you have to pass the custom of Bllata (Maqellara) which is 21 km far from Dibra. At the custom you have to present only the passport.
ACCOMMODATION IN DIBER OF ALBANIA
It is usually easy to find accommodation in most areas of Albania, what we have tried to do is to give you the many many options but to also give our own personal advise of the goods and the bads as well as the exact location and the facilities of each accommodation choice. We would appreciate it if you would reserve your accommodation via this website and we will be there either in person or with a representative of ours to personally assist you while you are on your holidays in Albania.
ACTIVITIES IN DIBER OF ALBANIA
SIGHTSEEING IN DIBER – ALBANIA
The Karst of White Mountain, Sllovë. Karst landscape in the permo-triasit Gypsum. Distinguished for the white color, funnel holes, karst caves, which are not yet discovered. Peshkopi-Sllovë rural road to the White Mountain.
Red Stone. Vakuf, 500m above sea level. Established in limestone rocks of Trias-jurasit, is 400 long, 2-3 wide, and 4 above, very rich in concretions. Peshkopi-Vakuf itinerary.
The cave of Rusi. Grykë Nokë village, 710 m above sea level. Established in the Trias-jurasi lime. Peshkopi-Selishtë Grykë Nokë itinerary.
The cave of the town. Bellovë, commune of Melan. Established in the permo-triasit Gypsum, it has not yet been explored. It is 10 m long, 2 m wide, and 3 m high.
The Cave of the Ice. Muhur, 1000 m above the sea level. Created in the limestones of permo-triasit. It is 50 long, 3 m wide, and 2 m high. Peshkopi-Bellovë-way to monument.
The Mirror of Grama. Sllovë, 1900 m above sea level. It shines because of the selenium presence. It is 500 m long, 200 wide. Peshkopi-Sllovë-way to the monument.
The Hole of the Fair. Radomire, 2115 m above sea level. Glacial-karstic cirque in schist, with length of 800, width 230 m, in the form of amphitheatre. Peshkopi-Radomire itinerary.
The Highland of the Ladies in Grama. Korab Mountain. 1700 m above sea level. Glacial cirques in schist, length 100-180 m wide in 1000, it has the form of natural balcony with alpine pastures. Peshkopi-Zimur- way to the monument.
The Gorge of Seta. Located in the deepest valley of Seta, formed in the Trias-jurasit lime, with a length of 1.5 km, 100-150 my deep, width 4-7 m. Peshkopi-Kukes itinerary.
The Mall Lura Gorge. 380 m above sea level. Established in the Trias-jurasit lime, 1.3 km long, 50 deep-width 5-6 m. Peshkopi-Fushë Lurë itinerary.
The Salt Rock of Kërçini. Sllovë, 1200 m above sea level. Gyps stone and salt rock, 900 m in length, 250 wide, and 200 m high. Peshkopi-Sllovë itinerary.
The Stone of Kërçinit. Kërçisht, 2000 m above sea level. Is a limestone of the upper Crete, about 12 ha, where are organized the pagan religious holidays. Peshkopi-Kërçisht road.
Tableland of Korabi. Radomire 1900 m above sea level. It is a glacial complex, 1000 m long and 200 m wide.Peshkopi-Radomire itinerary.
The Moraines of Lura Field, 1100 m above sea level. Represented by moraine deposits, 1.3 km long, 350 m wide, the cirques are coming from the Big Lake coated with beech and pine forests. Peshkopi-Fushë Lurë
The cirque of Lura’s Crown, 1830 m above the sea level. Glacial magmatic rocks 900 m in length, 350 m wide. Peshkopi-Fushë Lurë itinerary
Money’s Hill (Bllicë) Kukaj village, 493 m above the sea level. The hill has a dome shape. According to the legend, here was the place of the hidden treasure. Peshkopi-Kukaj road.
The Field of Mares, Lura National Park, 1580 m above sea level. It constitutes in a glacial cirque. It was covered by the lake, that has been said. Its pastures are liked from the mares. Peshkopi-Fushë Lura or Rrëshen-Fushë Lura.
The Lake of the Flowers. Covering about 45 hectares, it is a glacial cirque in the Lura National Park, 1600 m above sea level.
The Black Lake. Covering about 3 ha, it is a glacial lakein the Lura National Park, 1600 m above sea level. Peshkopi-Fushë Lura ititnerary.
The Black Lake. Covering about 3 ha, it is found in glacial cirque in Lura National Park, 1600 m above sea level. It is the deep, so there is black. Peshkopi-Fushë Lura ititnerary.
The Big Lake. Covering about 50 hectares, it situated in a glacial cirque in Lura National Park, 1600 m above sea level. It Stands in clean water, rich world and colorful life.During the summer is covered by white lily. Peshkopi-Fushë Lura ititnerary.
The Black Lake (Radomire). Covering about 0.8 hectares, located in Mount Korab 2200 m above sea level. It is a glacial lake. Peshkopi-Radomirë itinerary.
The lakes of Kacnia. Mount of Balgjaj. Glacial lake in 50-100m long, 20-35m wide, 5-6m depth on the surface a few hectares. Peshkopi-Kacni Maqellarë Bulqizë, or the forest street, Pass of Murra-Balgjaj.
The waterfall of Pocesta in Maqellarë. In Mount Deshat, 1500 m above sea level. Water emerges at the level of 13 meters, through a slit along the limestone rock. Peshkopi-Maqellarë-way to the monument.
The Cold Water. Vleshë, 800 m above sea level. It appears in the contact between limestone and schist. With clean water creates attractive environment around. Peshkopi-Vleshë.
The Karst Source of Kërçini. 1670 m above sea level. It appears in the contact between limestone and terrigenous. The water is clean and creates attractive surrounding environment. Peshkopi-Kërçisht road.
The King’s Spring. Serakol, 1200 m above sea level. Appears in the contact between limestone and terrigenous. With clean water creates attractive environment. Peshkopi-Serakol itinerary.
The Source thermal waters in Peshkopi. The water’s temperature is 400 degrees C, dissolved salts and gases which cures the kurojnë rheumatism, arthritis etc. Peshkopi- Thermal waters itinerary.
The springs of Bellova. Commune of Melan. Karst springs, which come in contact between Gypsum and schist. Peshkopi-Bellovë road.
The source and cave of Sopanishta. Hydro-monument and geo-monument in the village of Çidhnë. Karst source, and cave, with 150 1/sek of flux, it comes in contact between limestone and terrigenous. The caves is unexplored. Peshkopi-Çidhnë rural road.
HISTORY OF DIBER
Peshkopia has been inhabited by the tribe of Penesteve Ilir. Peshkopi early residents lived in the hill called Gradishta of Peshkopi. This hill rises 698 m above sea level and stretches west Bugjenec village, north of Dobroves field and in the Southern spring of Bellova.
By mid-years from 527 to 560, Empire East, to be protected from the barbaric tribes, castles raised a huge military system in Hellade tuna. At this time a castle was established and today’s Gradishten Peshkopi. In which official language at this time, the Eastern Empire was Greek, historishkruesi of Emperor Justinian, Prokopi of Caesarea, has translated castle – “Crown in Stefaniak”. “A new castle,, – has written authoritative researchers Croatian Shuflai Milan – Greek name, Stefaniakon, from which takes its name Peshkopia.
In 1020, Debar wins Episcopal status of a center, that sources with known Byzantine Name Episkopata Stefaniakes. Center first Episkopates that Portland has been bishop.
Despite the Episcopal chair of the Portland headquarters and changed twice more, she gave the name of Peshkopi city today, leaving Greek Name Stefaniakon annals of history.
In Ottoman Turkey in 1864 made a new administrative organization.
In 1913 the town of Peshkopi has seen a good commercial development. It counted 26 shops, some shoemakers, watchmakers, bakers etc.
Sulejman Delvina’s government decision Nr.424, dated 4 July 1920 that decreed the establishment of the prefecture located in Bishop Drin. On 15 April the Italian fascist troops invaded the town of Peshkopi. Residents have experienced a serious political situation, economic, psychological and social.On 29 July 1944 released by the city of Peshkopi nazifashiste invaders. From 1944 and until 1992 will prove Peshkopia was locality and from 1992 on wards the town is Town Hall.
Since 1920, when the administration first raised the following local Albanian town of Peshkopi has played as a center of administrative, educational, cultural, health, industrial district of Portland.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT DIBER IN ALBANIA
Travelling to Diber: If you depart from Tirana, you can use the public transport. It is regular system of transport by buses or minibuses. The distance from Tirana is 185 km. The itinerary to follow is Tirana-Milot-Burrel-Bulqizë-Dibër. The ticket for the bus is 700 lek (5 euro) and for the minibus, 1000 lek (8 euro). If you come from Durres, the itinerary to follow, is Durrës-Fushë Krujë-Milot-Burrel-Bulqizë-Dibër. The ticket has the same price as the itinerary from Tirana. If you come from Macedonia you have to pass the custom of Bllata (Maqellara) which is 21 km far from Dibra. At the custom you have to present only the passport.
UNIQUE CULTURE OF ALBANIA
The Albanian culture is an exotic blend of traditions that have evolved over thousands of years. From the ancient Illyrians and Greeks to the Romans and the Ottomans, the language, music, arts, and cuisine of the Albanian people are a rich and vibrant mix of many civilizations. Once you discover our culture, you are bound to fall in love with this new destination on the Mediterranean.
Hospitality is in our nature. Welcoming guests and ensuring their comfort is a hallmark of Albanian heritage and is epitomized by our very own Nobel Peace Prize recipient: Mother Teresa. The spirit of cooperation and friendship thrives in Albania, and it is not uncommon for guests to be invited to eat and drink with curious locals wishing to learn more about you.
Besa is a concept related to the Albanian code of honor and is an idea that is very important to the Albanian people. In the Kanun (a set of traditional Albanian laws), Besa is described as the highest authority, so essential to personal and familial standing as to be virtually a cult. Besa has been the subject of some stories and novels by Albania’s foremost modern novelist, Ismail Kadare, a Nobel Prize Candidate for Literature and winner of several international prizes. Kadare’s work has been published in over forty countries and translated into more than thirty languages, making Kadare the best ambassador of Albanian literature worldwide.
If we are speaking about the food and drinks of Albania, then we must mention the country’s deliciously-unique cuisine. It has many similarities to Turkish and Greek dishes, but offers a healthier, Mediterranean twist. Come try our wide variety of phyllo dough delicacies, including a melt-in-your-mouth sensation called byrek, or the original sweet treat known regionally as baklava.
Albania also has a long tradition of wine craftsmanship, which is lately being revived to its former glory. While you’re here, taste a sampling of our wine, produced from a rich soil that has been under cultivation since the ancient Greeks and Romans. Regardless of your culinary inclinations, we guarantee that our rich history and culinary traditions have created a menu of mouth-watering specialties for you to try.
Each region of Albania likes to specialize in its own brand of music, thus giving the music aficionado an incentive to explore the entire country in search of each community’s sense of style. For example, UNESCO has classified a type of music from southern Albania, known as Iso Polyphony, to have tremendous cultural value to humankind. Our music has even given rise to a few prominent artists of global acclaim, including opera lyric soprano, Inva Mula, and the distinguished violinist, Tedi Papavrami.
In regards to style, when you arrive in Albania, you will notice that the men take great pride in their appearance and will often don a suit and tie when in public. Even if their errands only involve a short trip to the grocery store, the men will dress to impress.
Depending upon the type of festival or time of year, you might even catch a glimpse of Albanian men in traditional folk attire. The National Folk Festival held in Gjirokastra is a prime example. This special autumn event is held once every four years and attracts artists from around the world.
The women of Albania also share a flair for style, especially at traditional Albanian weddings. At these events, the families of both the bride and groom will gather together in their finest dress and celebrate with great fervor. Weddings are often the ideal opportunity to witness the best of Albanian culture all in one event, and if you’re invited to one, the experience will undoubtedly be extraordinary.
Albanian culture is unique in many ways and we hope you’ll visit us to see it firsthand. We say ‘yes’ by shaking our head from side to side, both men and women greet each other with a kiss on either cheek, and our conversations are loud and passionate in an effort to entice others to join in. Visit Albania and discover why our culture is a new Mediterranean love.
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