Peshkopi only has a population of 14 thousand, however, it is the administrative center of Eastern Albania and located almost right on the border to the country of Macedonia, which itself is home to a sizable Albanian minority. Cross-border trade has been becoming more and more important for this region, and, due to the economic reforms that were recently installed by the Albanian government, it can be supposed that Peshkopi is a town with excellent future prospects.
As of now, this town, where you can find some gorgeous old buildings, and its region have to be seen as an exotic place for most Westerners. Nevertheless, they hold great potential to become a place with flourishing tourism in the near future.
Dibër County, which Peshkopi is the capital of, is one of the most scenic regions of Albania. It is mostly mountainous and displays a kind of unspoilt beauty that has become very rare in today's Europe.
The name "Peshkopi", by the way, is derived from the word "bishop". The town's origins can be traced back to late antiquity. Its inhabitants are hospitable and warm-hearted and know how to cook delicious and spicy Balkans dishes that are in themselves a reason for dropping by.