The Gradishte Commune is located at the south-eastern part of DKNP. The commune includes 9 villages (Kemishtaj, Merishte, Goricaj, Sope, Fier-Seman, Gradishte, Gungas, Sploet and Babunje).
The commune has a population of about 10,600 inhabitants. Only the part of Babunja village is included in the Divjaka-Karavasta National Park and covers about 2% of its territory.
The agriculture (vegetables and fruit trees cultivation) and husbandry are the main activities. There is no tourism development in Gradishte Commune.
However, there are some potential sites that can support tourist activities in the area as the historic and archaeological values of the Lemon Hill (Ancient City of Anisa) as well as the panoramic values of the hillside at the entrance of the Commune which provide a great-looking landscape of Olive Tree and Pine Tree plantations.
The Road of the Independence Caravan passes through the Commune (across Babunja village) that can be linked with a historical trail in Albania such as Vlore.
Also, the commune is known for one of the major mosques in the region.
Local population is traditionally well-known for their hospitality values.
Infrastructure is in rather good condition.
Source: Agjensia Kombetare e Turizmit (AKT)0