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Lukove - Key information

In the serene backdrop of Vlorë County, Lukovë stands as a village where history whispers through the hills and valleys. Since the administrative changes in 2015, it has taken its place within the Himarë municipality, donning a rich heritage that dates back to times when it enjoyed a unique semi-autonomous existence under the Ottoman Empire.

The name Lukovë itself hints at a Slavic influence, suggesting a landscape that’s been shaped by the presence of water and agriculture. This historical tapestry includes periods of rebellion and resilience, notably during the Ottoman period, when the village, among others, faced the fury of Ali Pasha of Ioannina. These events catalysed changes in the religious landscape, leading to a mixed community of Orthodox and Muslim Albanians, with a Greek minority contributing to its cultural diversity.

Lukovë’s educational past is marked by the presence of Greek schools in the 19th century, which laid the groundwork for a region that valued learning and cultural exchange. Today, the village is a linguistic mosaic, with the Tosk dialect of the Albanian language echoing through the streets in the distinct Lab regional accent. The end of communism in Albania brought demographic shifts, particularly affecting the Greek minority, yet Lukovë remains a peaceful enclave reflecting Albania’s multifaceted identity.

This village, with its pastoral charm and historical depth, invites both contemplation and exploration, offering visitors a chance to step into a world where the past and present coalesce against the timeless beauty of the Albanian landscape.

Population

2900

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Driving Distance From Major Population Centre

Sarandë , 32  minutes drive away. 

Distance From Airport

212 minutes away by car.

Healthcare Availability

Altitude, m

249

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