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Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja

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Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja
Hiking and exploring in scenic Voskopoja

This tour starts from the ancient 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.


Highlights include:

  • Original 18th century Orthodox churches, complete with frescos (to include: St. Nicholas, St. Athanasius, and St. Maria)
  • Visit the Monastery of St. John the Baptist (Shen Prodhom), with an original structure from the 15th centaury
  • Hike to picturesque Shipska, home of St. George—which was recently restored and won the European Prize for best Restoration in 2010
  • Enjoy hospitable locals along the way and be sure to taste the savoury regional specialty, lakror (a type of homemade pie)
  • Experience village and mountain life, complete with clean fresh air, delicious mountain spring water and trails for hiking 


Trip details:

  • Round trip hike 6 hours, including 2 hours in Shipska for lunch and visiting the Church
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and take sun cream with you
  • The terrain is not difficult or dangerous     
  • Price of the tour: 25 euro / per person (for a minimum of 8 persons) includes, transport to/from Korca, lunch, tour guide, and any entrance fees that may apply
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26 June 2017