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Situated between Borshi and Lukove the village of Piqeras is hidden in an endless green created by the Olive trees.
Piqeras (Greek: Πικέρνη, Pikerni) is a village in the former municipality of Lukove and at the 2015 local government reform it became part of the municipality Himara. A village with relatively low population, approximately 750 inhabitants.
Borshi in antiquity was part of Chaonia, of the ancient region of Epirus. Not too much is known of the settlement in the Byzantine era, until it is mentioned as Sopoti in 1258 when it was part of the Despotate of Epirus that grew out after the fall of Byzantine empire. Borshi went through a period of considerable turmoil, changing hands several times between the Despotate of Epirus and Norman crusades invaders before being taken by the Turks in 1431.
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The village of Piqeras remains a favourite tourist destination for those that want just to settle away from the crowd and enjoy green nature among the olive trees and the turquoise colours of the Ionian Sea. Its popular Buneci beach is home to a couple of restaurant and very few hotels. Visitors can stay at the traditional guest houses scattered along the village with their grape vines and flowered gardens.
The Church of Saint Mary of Kremosova that dates back to 1672, and is preserved in the center of monastic ruins. The church is a basilica with three naves. It features a cupola poised over a high cylindrical roof at the center of the hall and a two-story narthex on its west wing. The monastery is distinguished for the strategic and panoramic position of its construction. It can be visited by a pedestrian street about 20 minutes on the village of Piqeras.
Approximately 8 km past Piqeras you will see close on the left side of National Road (approx.200-300 meters) the prehistoric settlement of Badhra. Badhra noted by experts as one of the more peculiar prehistoric settlements for its inner organization and house plans, Badhra dates to 1,300-1,050 BC (late Bronze Age) and is situated at about 300m above sea level. Archaeological excavations have identified over 18 dwellings of various shapes and sizes, evidence of which can still be seen today.
This charming cove is often overlooked by travelers who go directly to Saranda, a little further. Bunec is quiet and somewhat unconventional, with a white pebble beach that is divided by a river that flows from the mountains. The sunset here is absolutely beautiful and the beach is a good option for those looking for a little more comfort, but still want to stay in an unspoiled place.
"The village of Borsh is home to the only mosque in the region of Himare, built by Ali Pasha of Tepelena, this monument is still in a good condition. Join our guided tour and explore it!"