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Byzantine churches & monasteries - Korca

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Byzantine churches & monasteries - Korca
Byzantine churches & monasteries - Korca
Byzantine churches & monasteries - Korca
Byzantine churches & monasteries - Korca
Byzantine churches & monasteries - Korca
Byzantine churches & monasteries - Korca
Byzantine churches & monasteries - Korca
Byzantine churches & monasteries - Korca

3 nights 4 days

The region of Korca is known as the cradle of culture and tradition in Albania. Bordering Greece to the southeast and FYROM (Macedonia) to the east, the region offers a rich mixture of culture, customs and heritage. 

The city of Korca is the center and heart of the region, it is also known as "The city of Events", with the biggest beer festival in Albania, Carnival, celebration of Christmas and Easter, the traditional serenades, and many other activities.

The Korca region has something for everybody, great food & drink (try regional specialties lakror & raki), adventure, history, nature, and religion.

In and around the city of Korca you’ll find churches, both orthodox & catholic and many mosques, which can be visited and toured.

Albanians take pride in their religious tolerance for all beliefs, as well as for their tradition of hospitability and entertainment.

Take a trip with us on this interesting and beautiful excursion around the Korca region!

Highlights

  • Visit byzantine churches and monasteries
  • Check out ancient trading routes, where Albanian caravans began their travels to Turkey, Greece, Russia and beyond…
  • Visit the Tomb of Kamenica— an archeological site, and perhaps one of the most intriguing points in the Balkan Peninsula
  • Tour Ohrid & Prespa Lakes
  • Meet local people and taste traditional food & drink


Route

Kapshtica - Korça - Voskopoja - Prespa - Boboshtica - Pogradec
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival at Kapshtica, Greek boarder—meet tour assistant
  • Travel to Korca: “city of serenades”
  • Accommodation at the hotel
  • Lunch at the Hotel
  • Walking tour of the city
  • Visit Korca Brewery, the first Albanian beer brewery
  • Dinner at Korca brewery restaurant, with traditional food and serenades


Day 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure to Voskopoja (14th Cent. name, Moskopoli)
  • Visit to Voskopoja Churches and the Monastery of St. John the Baptist
  • Lunch at a traditional restaurant
  • Travel back to Korça
  • Dinner at a restaurant with traditional food & drink


Day 3

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure to Lake Prespa
  • Trip to Maligrad island, by boat
  • Visit to Saint Maria church, from 13th – 14th cent. (on the island)
  • Lunch by Prespa lake, taste regional specialty, carp fish
  • Travel back toward Korca
  • Dinner in Boboshtica, “the village of taverns”


Day 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure to Pogradec
  • Sightseeing around Ohrid lake, Pogradec
  • Continue on to Macedonia via Qafe Thana border


Package Price: 250 euros per person

Package includes:

  • All meals +1 drink/meal
  • Transport with air conditioned bus
  • Boat to and from Maligrad Island in Prespa
  • Entrance fees to museums and attractions
  • Live music
  • Professional guide

Note: all packages can be customized and adjusted to your convenience

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21 October 2017