Places of living - Nikci
Nikci is a village, which lies at the outfall of the Cemi of Vukli and at the foot of Sheniku Peak (in the Cursted Alpine-lands) in a deep hole, 600 m high. According to written documents, inhabitants who came from Vuthajt, headed by Deli Nika, whose name the village is supposed to bear, mentioned this village for the first time in 1671. In the first decade of the XIX th century, there were 154 houses and in 1998, there were about 538 inhabitants. Most of them believe in Catholic religion, but not few are Muslims. Inhabitants took active part in the wars for freedom and independence, some distinguished personalities as Turk Shabi; Uc Turku etc came from this village. Traces of the oldest building of the county, which belong to the second half of XIX century, can be seen in this village.
Economy direction is stock-breeding (people breed cattle, sheep and goats), because of this village has only 37.1 ha of agricultural land available which is planted with maize, potatoes, vegetables and some fruit-trees. There are cold-water springs whose flow is up to 1000 I/hour. (Komani, Ledi, Lujve, Radoshi etc). Waters have created numerous karstic caves. Until now, Gjacka cave has attracted the attention of native and foreign speleologists. Vizhnja waterfall, karstic wells in the stream, which bears the village name, Nikli hollow rocks, and Guri i Gjate (the Long Stone) are opposite the cave. Cave tourist importance increases because of its position at the foot of the Cursted Alpine-lands. When one goes to Dobrace Pass, he can notice Kelmendi-s Strength a real wonder of nature and an important monument of history. It is an oval shaped strong rocky slab slightly steep toward the village (1000 m long and 450 m wide) with beech-trees, pine-trees and a water spring. There is only an entrance on the east, which can be well defended if needed. In 1638, Kelmendi people gathered in this place and faced ottoman armies. Their resistance and sufferings are pointed out by many foreign scholars especially by J.Hahni in his work 'Albanian Studies', Jena, 1854.