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Korce (Korça) is the principle city in the district of Korça in Southeastern Albania.

Visitor information[edit]

Get in[edit]

An interesting - though slow - way to get to Korça from Tirana is to take the train. From Pogradec to Korce, it is a short trip by "furgon". The train leaves at 06:00 from Tiranë. Becuse the train makes a big detour via Durrës, it arrives no less than four hours later at Elbasan, about 35 km from Tiranë, so it should be possible to make a shortcut. The price is very favourable (350 lek, about € 2.5). The second hand German carriages are OK, though for some unclear reason windows are damaged. The scenery is beautiful, and until October it is possible to have the window wide open.

Get around[edit]

Several miles from the Greek border, this city is Albania's cultural capital. It is full of life during the summer when you can find couples and families strolling through the city's main park, Parku Rinia. You can hike to the top of the beautiful mountain Moravia and view the city and its surrounding landscape.

See[edit][add listing]

  • National Museum of Medieval Art (Muzeu i Artit Meshetar Shqiptar), (near the Orthodox cathedral), [2]. M-F 8:00-14:30, 17:00-19:00; Sa Su 9:00-12:00, 17:00-19:00. Fantastic collection; if the door is locked during opening hours, ring the buzzer.  edit
  • Don't miss the Korca Brewery (famous throughout Albania) which sponsors a week long Beer Festival in the summer!
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Bratko Museum
  • Main Orthodox Church in the town center
  • Old Bazaar U/C as of 2012
  • Kamenica Tumuli plus Muesum (5km from Korca)
  • Trenit Cave

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Take part in the Byrek Day (Festa e Lakrorit) showcasing local delicacies
  • Go for a walk in the evening as part of the traditional Xhiro (walkabout)
  • Go for a hike in the Morava Mountain
  • Visit the historic and alpine villages of Dardhe, Moscopole (Voskopoje in Albanian), Boboshtice and Vithkuq
  • Visit the Drenova Fir National Park and Prespa National Park nearby.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Lakror, a type of Byrek with Spinach
  • Kernacka


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Restorant “TERU”

(Ex “Peking”Restorant)

(traditionel kitchen)

(Naer Grand Hotel)

St: “Midhi Kostani”

P “Cajupi”

Korce


Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Kocibelli, Sheshi kryesor (just north of the bus station). Used to be called Hotel Turizem in the communist days. Refurbished, quite clean. Rooms are not as modern as facade, but OK. Free internet; breakfast included. English speaking receptionists.  edit
  • guest house Bujtina Leon, Shpresa Palla 3 (Behind the cathedral, next to the greek consulate), 00355-694366504, [3]. Very nice little traditional hotel, ideal for relaxation. Recently renovated, offers flat screen tv to every room and breakfast in a beautiful room of wood and stone by the fireplace. The only hotel so far that offers online booking via www.Booking.com 45 euros.  edit


Contact[edit]

Cope[edit]

Consulates[edit]

  • Gr-flag.png Greece (Γενικό Προξενείο Κορυτσάς), Pavllo Katro Nr.4 (behind the cathedral, big blue-painted building), +355 82 252 889, Emergencies: +355 69 368 9855 (, fax: +355 82 245 052), [4]. 08:30-16:30 (for applications= 09:30-13:00).  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Kastoria, Greece
  • Kozani, Greece



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