Permet, The City of Roses
Laying in the Vjosa (vee-o-sah) river valley and by Dhëmbeli mountain stands the city of Permet.
Burned twice by the Nazi occupations, the city has very few old sites. The church of Leusa is a must visit for all the visitors
with a two hundred years of history and beautifully painted icons. The city of
This town is the birthplace of some
of the most important patriots of Albania. The Frasheri brothers played a key role in the renaissance period with their publications
and national awakening campaign.
Permet was also symbol to the communist era because it was there that the Socialist Republic
was declared in May 24, 1942.
One interesting site is the "Rock of the City" which stands between the river and
the main city loop highway.
If you like hiking and hunting, Dhembeli mountain is the perfect place to go. Don't forget
to take a dive in the cold refreshing waters of Vjosa.
For great food visit the "Kupola" restaurant on the northern
side of the river.
The CD cover of one of the most loved Permeti and
Albanian Musicians: Laver Bariu. On the background you
can admire the mountain
of Dhembeli at springtime.