Dhermi Things to Do Tips by JLBG
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Leaving Dhërmi towards the north
These three photos were taken from the road that leads to Palasë and Llogara pass, leaving Dhërmi.
Photo 1 shows the central part of Dhërmi with the main part of Gjilek district.
Photos 2 and 3 show the part of Gjilek district that overhangs the see. On photo3, in the background, a small part of the beach district can be seen.
I have made an enlargement on photo 4 to show that there are several large structures that are building. Surely Hotels to be!
Added after our May 2009 travel. They are indeed hotels. From left to right : former state hotel, now abandonned ; Hotel Luciano, where we slept the night ; Hotel Dhërmi.
Dhërmi village from below
The three photos show the village of Dhërmi, from the road leading to the beach.
Photo 1 was taken shortly after the embranchment of the road and shows only the northernmost part of Dhërmi.
Photos 2 and 3 were taken from further down and show a larger part of the village.
View from the terrace of hotel Luciano
From the terrace of the hotel, the view was outstanding. While we were sipping a bier (though in May, it was very hot !), I took a few photos, from our table.
The first and the second photos were shot northwards with hotel Dhërmi in the background
The third photo shows the shoals in front of the terrace.
Photo 4 was shot southwards with the beach, the abandoned former state hotel and in the background, a building that might be soon another hotel.
Photo 5 shows the view from the balcony in front of a series of hotel rooms.
The first photo was taken in the late afternoon, from the terrace of the hotel.
The second and third photos were taken in the early morning from the balcony of our hotel. There is a herd of horses playing on the beach.
Photo four is a close up on the horses.
n 2007 we stayed in the village of Dhërmi. In 2009, we decided we would look for a hotel in Dhërmi Plazh (Dhërmi Beach).
The road to the beach is a narrow road leaving the main road at the northern entrance into the village. It is 2-3 kilometers. On the way, there are several old road signs advertising for a hotel.
The first photo shows the beach from the southern entrance into the village.
The second photo shows the three hotels.
On the left a large concrete four levels building standing over a small mountain stream, the same as Dorian hotel, upstream, in the village. This is the one that is advertised for … but it is almost a ruin and abandoned. May be that was a former state hotel.
In the middle, hotel Luciano where we spent the night (for more look at my hotel tip)
On the right, Dhërmi hotel (for more look at my hotel tip)
The three photos on this tip were taken in 1988. I feel they were taken from almost the same place that the 2007 photos on the previous tip. Some were obviously taken with tele lens.
I have been able to make a comparison with 2007 photos only with photo 1.
Photo 4 is an enlargement that shows a part of Gjilek district.
Photo 5 is an enlargement of the 2007 photo that shows the same part of Gjilek, with the unidentified church that we tried to visit.
When you compare both photos, you can match several houses but the clock tower seems to be missing! It should be on the extreme right of the picture. Has it been one of those clock towers that had been put down by Enver Hoxa’s regime ? I must admit that the clock tower does not look newly rebuilt. Strange!
Dhërmi, climb upper than the church
I felt that climbing a little more might give a better view on the church and on this part of the village. However, very soon, the path became wet, passed under a stone bridge and was obviously at the same time a path to go further (we met a group of children that went down) and the bed of a torrent that carried the (few) wastewaters from the upper part of the village.
Dhërmi, climb to an unnamed church, following
The first photo shows a general view of the Gjilek district with the church in the middle.
The second photo shows the clock tower, once we were closer.
The third photo shows that the enclosure where stands the church was closed and locked with a chain and a padlock
The fourth photo shows the building behind the church. It looks like a school. May be this IS a school!
So finally, we do not know which church is this and if it is one of those that deserve a visit. Anybody knows more on this church ?
Dhërmi, climb to an unnamed church
Two hundred meters south to our hotel, there was a nice and wide path that climbed to a church. As I had read that there was a church with interesting wall painting, I figured out that it might be this one and we decided we would climb towards it. The beginning of the alley was welcoming!
Dhërmi, Dorian Hotel, half Kondraq, half Gjilek
Amazingly hotel Dorian Hotel stands over the torrent that split Kondraq and Gjilek, at the bottom of a narrow valley and inside a tight road hair pin (photo 1, from the south) !
Photo 2 shows it from the north; On this photo, the situation of the hotel, inside a hair pin as clearly seen.
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