Just a short 2 kilometre walk from central Përmet brings you to Leusa, a most wonderful village clinging to the forested hillside. The steep cobblestoned alleys are nice to explore, but the highlight is undoubtedly the late 18th-century Kisha e Shën Marise or St Mary's church. Beautifully nestled in the forest, it has an elegant porch and a high interior with icons, frescoes and carved walnut wood decorations. The peaceful graveyard outside overlooks the Vjosa valley. If closed, the key can be found at the house opposite.