Gramsh city is a small city located in the center of Albania, not much known for its tourism attractions. One of the most stunning landscapes in this district is the Sotira Waterfall. Sotira waterfall is one of pearls of the Albania’s natural mosaic, situated about 16 km away from Gramsh city. It has an altitude of 100 meters and it stems from Tomorri Mountain, the ground where the waterfall flows.
The pristine touristic attraction has been used by the local residents of Sotira village as the nearest source of water for their agricultural and livestock activities. The village has a few residents, about only 20 houses but twenty years ago the village counted more than 120 houses. Most of the locals have emigrated to the city of Gramsh or in other cities inside or outside of the country.
The stunning natural beauties of this lately-discovered waterfall are attracting Albanian and foreign visitors to the village, reviving the atmosphere of it and enjoying the panorama of Sotira waterfall. It is located about 2 hours away from the village and it is untouched by the human hand.
But, the area has also other great touristic potential and it is worth mentioning the Canyon of Holta, a young canyon created over time by the erosion process in Holta River. Inside the canyon are many small and big caves, yet undiscovered by the adventurous travelers and tourists.
Another touristic attraction in Gramsh district is the Black Lake, created by ice and situated in an area with a mountainous climate. The Lake is surrounded by mountains covered in pine trees and is rich in minerals.
Grabova area is a cultural touristic attraction, another alternative for tourists which visit Gramsh, known in the history as the center where the Byzantine and Roman Empires met, known for its natural beauties.
News source/photo credits: ATA