Lukove Village

Located about 18 km from Saranda, Lukove is a beautiful coastal village with traditional architecture, small cobblestone trails, amazing beaches, crystal clear waters and spectacular sunsets.

the capital of Lukove region

The village of Lukove is located in the Municipality of Himara, in the midst of citrusy terraces in a contrasting landscape between the blue of the Ionian Sea and the greenery of the surrounding hills. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Himara. The population at the 2011 census was 2,916.

not old but beautiful

The name of this village appeared for the first time in the Osman “defteres” of 1431 with 13 families and in 1520 with 49 families. An inscription written in relief of 1813, around the bell of the Monastery of Saint Mary of the Crown, refers to some strata (soldiers) from the village of Lukove serving in the kingdom of two Sicily’s.

French traveller Pukavil at the beginning of the 19th century compares this village with the "Garden of Eden".

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