Tourism

Tourism
Despite the typical mountainous climate, with dense pine forests of fir trees, and the presence of an impressive landscape, tourists can find a part of the history and heritage of the Albanian people from the period of Byzantine rule.
It has a lot to offer to the nature lovers. For hiking a number of trails have been mapped and signed which can be done on your own or with a guide.
We can also help you organize trips to well-known places such as:

Prespa National park
The Park is situated 45 km northeast of Korça. This diverse park covers a surface of 27,750 hectares and encompasses mountains, lake surfaces, forests and pasture lands.
The park flora and fauna are quite unique: 56 kinds of plants; eight kinds of endemic fish (carp, eel, Merena, Skobuzi, Karasi, bleaks, etc.); and the rare White Curly-Hair Pelican (Pelicanus Crispus), which can be found only here and in Karvasta, Greece.

Drenova National park  
The park lies in Morava Mountain Range and has many attractive points including Bozdoveci, Guri i Capit, Cardhaku, etc. The Drenova National Park Forest is known as “Bredhi i Drenoves” (fir trees of Drenova). It is also rich in other beech and black pine trees. The forest slopes are covered with hazelnut trees. A very rich fauna life exists and here you can find the Bozdovec Bear, a rare Albanian species.

Villages

In the Korca region you will find old villages such as:

Dardha This mountainous village is nestled among mountains and forests with rare natural beauty. It lies 20 km from Korca at an altitude of 1,344m above sea level. The climate is rich in oxygen and very healthy.
The green fields, fresh summer days and cold snowy winters make Dardha a popular tourist destination throughout the year. Winter sports, especially skiing, attract many tourists to Dardha. In the spring, summer and fall it is a popular destination for hikers, whether coming for a stroll or longer treks.

Vithkuqi This village area has an unspoiled natural beauty. The village is situated at the top of a hillside, 25 km from Korca. The highest point is Rrungaja, at 1,750m altitude. One of the attractions is the cold water of Bellovoda, very rich-in-minerals and also known as White Water.

Voskopoja Though now a remote village, in the 14th century Voskopoja became an important medieval city and served as a bridge not only within the country but also amongst neighboring countries like Greece and Turkey. Voskopoja reached the peak of its prosperity in 1764, when the population rose to 30,000 inhabitants. During this period the city had 24 churches with beautiful frescos.

Boboshtica. Boboshtica is well known not only for its production of mulberry raki but also for the production of wool articles such as woolen blankets (velenxa), woolen carpets, etc. This village has two churches with a considerable number of attractive frescos.

Korça City
The historical town of Korca (pronounced Core-cha) has a well-preserved historical center with cobblestone streets and many surviving villas that were built in the early 20th century. From 1916 - 1920, the town was under French control and eventually it was declared an autonomous region with French support. The continental influence resulted in the construction of neoclassical villas, two famous cinemas and a tradition of photography and art appreciation. Korca was known at one point as the "Paris of Albania". The town is also famous for its Orthodox churches, including the oldest surviving Orthodox church in Albania, the Church of St. Mary in the village of Mborja 1km away. Korca is home to many museums, including the National Museum of Medieval Art, the National Museum of Archaeology, the Albanian Museum of Education, the Bratko Museum or the Oriental Museum. Korca is also known as the city of festivals, with the Beer Fest being one of the best known events.