Korca, known as “ The City of Serenades” and the birthplace of Albania's first Albanian school and education in general is one the most interesting cities of the country. Due to its artistic tendencies and the aristocratic way of life, during the 1930’ it was often called “Paris of the Balkan peninsula “Korca's original architecture together with its Ottoman and French influences, wide tree-lined boulevards and ample parks provide a completely unique experience in Albania. The Resurrection church with its high dome and colorful icons lays in the very center of the city not far away from The Museum of Education, once the first Albanian school.
The Old Bazaar, with traditional regional restaurants, coffee shops, live music pubs gives the opportunity to feel the real spirit of the city.
Not far from Korca, we will visit the village of Voskopoja. Located west of Korca, Voskopoja sits 1,200 meters above sea-level and is a perfect place for hiking and walking. Rich in history, during the 1700s it has been said that over 30,000 people resided in the village, as it was an epicentre for trade, culture, education and religion. In the past, Voskopoja had over twenty Orthodox churches; however now only seven are still standing complete with 18th frescos, both inside and out they are worth checking out. The landscape of Voskopoja and its surroundings are stunning, and this easy going hike to the neighbouring village of Shipska is interesting and a perfect escape from Korca for the day.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel
Duration: 8 Hours
Start/opening time: 08:00
End/closing time: 16:00
Languages: German, English, French, Italian Russian and Polish. Included lunch
Inclusions: Guide, Lunch
Exclusions: Entrance fees
Minimum Pax: 15