Permet: Where Tradition Meets Tranquility in Albania's Hidden Gem

Permet, nestled in the heart of southern Albania, enchants visitors with its captivating blend of natural beauty, rich history, and warm hospitality. Known as the “city of roses,” Permet is renowned for its stunning landscapes, including the breathtaking Vjosa River Valley and the rugged slopes of the nearby mountains. Steeped in tradition, the city boasts vibrant folk festivals, traditional music, and delicious cuisine, showcasing the cultural tapestry of Albania. Wander through the charming cobblestone streets, explore ancient churches and Ottoman-era architecture, or unwind in the therapeutic hot springs that have drawn visitors for centuries. With its serene ambiance and timeless allure, Permet invites travelers to discover the essence of Albanian charm.

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Permet: What does this tour include?

Start your day in Permet with a traditional Albanian breakfast at a local café, where you can enjoy freshly baked pastries, ripe fruits, and strong coffee. Energized for the day ahead, venture into the historic Old Bazaar, a bustling marketplace offering handmade crafts, spices, and local treats. Wander through the cobblestone streets of Permet’s Old Town, marveling at the charming Ottoman-era architecture and vibrant colors. Don’t miss landmarks such as the Church of St. Mary and the ancient stone bridges that add character to the cityscape.

Escape to the serene banks of the Vjosa River for a tranquil picnic lunch surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Savor the flavors of fresh local produce, cheese, and bread while immersing yourself in the peaceful ambiance. After lunch, embark on a scenic hike to one of Permet’s renowned thermal baths, nestled amidst lush greenery and towering mountains. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating soak in the mineral-rich waters, known for their therapeutic properties and relaxation benefits.

Discover the Benja Thermal Pools, a series of natural hot springs cascading down the mountainside, offering a perfect spot for unwinding and soaking in the warmth. Indulge in the soothing waters while soaking up the pristine wilderness surroundings and breathtaking views. Afterward, indulge in a traditional Albanian lunch at a local restaurant, sampling dishes like qofte, tave kosi, and fërgesë, accompanied by a glass of local wine or raki.

Immerse yourself in Permet’s vibrant culture by attending a traditional folk performance or music concert, where talented local musicians showcase the rich rhythms and melodies of Albanian music. Wind down your day with a leisurely stroll through the city center, taking in the bustling atmosphere and perhaps stopping by local shops to pick up souvenirs. As the day draws to a close, reflect on the unforgettable experiences of your one-day journey through Permet, a city where tradition, nature, and hospitality intertwine harmoniously.