Ancient Illyrian Code Leke Dukagjini Tour

Many foreign and Albanian authors are attracted to Mirdita with their writings and studies, because they have noticed there “a unique world” that deserves the attention of scholars and observers from all of Europe.

Overview

 

Many foreign and Albanian authors are attracted to Albania's autentic values, inherited form Pelasgian-Illyrians to modern time, where most of the parts have eather been asimilated or converted by centries/milleniums.

 
This trip will lead you to Mirdita, one of Albania's most autentic region famous after the Lezha's full invasion after Skanderbeg death in 1468, as many eather died in war, fled to Italy or other places in thehBalkans, or escaped in the mountains to survive like Mirdita region was populated thsoe centries. With their writings and studies, because they have noticed there “a unique world” that deserves the attention of scholars and observers from all of Europe. The drama of human grief, bitter luck, whimsy, the thrilling dilemmas for the conveyance of Self, the Canon and Catholic religion are played continuously in the epic theatre of her crests. “Bad to live and worse to die”, says a very old Mirdita proverb, that makes you think about the well-known philosophic verse of Shakespeare “To be or not to be”. According to the data, the first mention of the name “Mirdita” was made in Orosh. Here resided the leaders of the region and the Abbacy.
 
Mirdita region is mentioned as the country of Illyrians and Pirusts. Archaeological discoveries show that inhabitants were here since the Stone Age (4500-2500 B.C). In the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th century, Mirdita is represented as the geographic union of 12 units called “12 bajraks” (flags) of Mirdita. Mirdita was the most distinctive region for the protection and functioning of traditional rights under the Kanun. The Kanun or formally the Kanuni i Lekë Dukagjinit (English: The Code of Lekë Dukagjini) is a set of laws and was passed down through the generations, and not codified and written down until the 19th century by Shtjefën Gjeçovi. In this book the code was divided into several sections: Church, Family, Marriage, House, Livestock and Property, Work, Transfer of Property, “Besa” – Spoken word, Honor, Damages, Law Regarding Crimes, Judicial Law, and Exemptions and Exceptions. Although Kanuni is attributed to the Albanian prince Lekë Dukagjini, the rules evolved over time as a way to bring laws and rule to these lands. From some studies like Kazuhiko Yamamoto “The ethical structure of the Kanun and Cultural Implications” Kanun is believed to be thousands of years old. Enver Hoxha’s regime tried to stop the practice of Kanun.
 
Visit to Orosh (Shën Llezhdër church (since 1319), famous “Kulla”, than return to Rreshen and Rubik.

AVAILABILITY

Activity Date :01/06/2019Change Dates

ACTIVITY DETAILS

  • TypeCity Tours and Sightseeing City Tours and Sightseeing
  • Activity OperatorAlbania Explorer Tour Operator
  • Duration6 Hours
  • Available OnMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Starting PlaceTirane at your hotel pick up / drop off.
  • LevelEasy

INCLUSION(S) AND EXCLUSION(S)

  • Inclusion(s)

    - Local guide in one from major foreign languages during all tour itinerary 
    - Transport with car/minivan/bus 
    - Hotel pick up & return. 

    Point of Departure:
    Direct at your hotel in Tirana.
  • Exclusion(s)

    - Everything else not mentioned in "Inclusions".

  • Terms and Conditions

    • Price listed is per person, and is quoted based on a minimum number of 2 participants. To operate the tour with only with 1 participant there is an extra charge of 90%, and/or to operate the tour for groups of 3-5 participants there will be a discount of 30%; If there are 6-7 participants there will be a discount of 50%, If there are 8-10 participants there will be a discount of 70%; If there are 11-15 participants there will be a discount of 80%. For groups with more participants please contact us for special rate.
    • Tour Operator reserve the right to postpone (with the approval of client) or to cancel the service, in cases when required minimum participants is not guaranteed, or other subjective reasons. If service is canceled by Tour Operator, then 100% of booking fee will be refunded to respective customer.