|• Total||300 inhabitants|
|Time zone||Central European Time (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Starje is a village in the Kolonjë District in southeastern Albania. Originally the name was Plakas meaning old in Albanian. The village's population religiously belongs to the Bektashi order.
It is situated at the foot of the Gramos mountains, about 2 km northeast of Ersekë, and is within walking distance to Albanian-Greek border. The highest peak of Gramos mountain Çuka e Peçit 2,523 m (8,278 ft) is located not far from the village. The Alpin Lake of Gramos is located at an altitude of 2,375 m, on the Albanian side of the mountain.
The village is located close to the Llazishta forest, which is known as a holy forest for the Bektashi faith believers of the region.
Osum, one of the largest rivers of Albania starts here. Osum flows into the Adriatic Sea.
- Xhafer Ypi, former Prime Minister of Albania
- Petrit Dume, member of the Politburo of the Party of Labour of Albania
- Hasan Zyko Kamberi, one of the most famous Albanian poets of eighteenth century.
- Shahin Kolonja, publisher of the Drita magazine in Bucarest, and member of the commission for the Albanian alphabet in the Congress of Monastir which decided the Albanian alphabet in 1908.
- Sali Njazi Dede, born in 1876 in Starje leader of Bektashi order Bektashism based in Haji Bektash, reelected when residence of Bektashi order moved to Tirana Albania in 1929.