Përmet city is an excellent option to spend a weekend or New Year Holidays. This is for two reasons: The food is more than delicious, and the table is full with the best food we Albanians serve for the New Year dinner. And second you can swim at Thermal Waters of Benja, which are so warm even in winter time. You can relax and have a magic view of surrounding white mountains, covered with snow.
So if you are tired from the busy city life, take a trip to beautiful Permet, the city with the most beautiful natural attractions in every season. Do you know that Permeti people are so hard working, they work in summer to gather the food and prepare it for winter days. They are making the best glikos with fruits of summer and autumn. They serve juice made with roses, and also jam with fruits, herbs and vegetables.
Activities to do
You can do hiking, trekking, with Vjosa Explorer. Rafting is impossible in winter, because Vjosa river is dangerous. But you can visit some villages and try a good lunch with hospitable people in the farms of Kastriot Sterjo in Ogdunan, or Flora Sali in Gostivisht. You can go to Grand Albanik Farm and stay two days there amid beautiful nature and great food.
Hotova Fir Dangelli is always a great place, especially if there is snowing. But be careful, you can’t go there alone, or without 4×4 off road car.
Don’t forget to stop a while in Kelcyra, a small city with a great view of mountains, gorges and waterfalls. There are some good restaurants in Kelcyra, such as Restorant Sarajet , Sofra Zagorite with their unique recipes. You can spend also some time at Restorant Enea and restorant Alvi in Petran or for some typical traditional food at Mengjesore Culi Përmet. See more restaurants
We wish you a very beautiful Christmas and New Year in Permet.