Korce travel guide, Albania

Posted by on July 16, 2012

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Korce is found in the eastern section of Albania. It is placed in a basin that has a beautiful view of Morava Mountains therefore it has a continental climate with warm summer and cold winter. The city has several bodies of water like Devolli River, several springs and two essential lakes. Its flora and fauna system is varied and rich. Recently Korce has become a center of agriculture within the region. The main byproducts of the city are wheat and grapes. Korce is always considered as a center of economy. People are working in various industries like agriculture and trading.

Korce, Albania

Korce, Albania

Between Morava mountains in Korce

Between Morava mountains in Korce

Partisan monument over Korca

Partisan monument over Korca

The city is also rich in culture as there are a lot of events that are happening in various museums. The most famous local museum is the National Museum of Medieval Art and National Museum of Archeology or the Oriental Museum. There is also an art gallery called the Guri Madhi which houses painting and photo exhibits. There are also local theaters in the area that produce great productions all throughout the year. First timers in the city would find it easy to use the bus as a means of transportation. There are a lot of buses that go to the major cities and nearby Greek cities. Take note that there are no bus stations in Albania. You can kind find the busses gathered in the center of the town. Korce doesn’t have any train station. The closest one is in Pogradec.

Oriental Museum, Korce

Oriental Museum, Korce

Galeria Guri Madhi, Korce

Galeria Guri Madhi, Korce

A beautiful house in Korce

A beautiful house in Korce

You can also take a cab as a means of getting in the suburbs. The pricing is dependent on negotiation. Definitely Korce is a city which attracts a lot of tourists beacause of its beautiful buildings, museums, historic sites and amazing night life. There are various accommodations found within the city. You can find first class hotels that are equipped with rooms and facilities. Some of the rooms even overlook the beautiful mountains. You can also find relaxing inns found in the center of the city. All year round there are numerous festivals happening in this town. This is something to watch out for.

The cathedral of Korce by night

The cathedral of Korce by night

Korce hotels

Korce hotels

traditional hotel in Korce

traditional hotel in Korce

 

Korce photo 1: Thomas Mulchi, Korce photo 2: nertilalbania, Korce photo 3: Vincent Dusseaux, Korce photo 4: kalaja wm, Korce photo 5: kellici, Korce photo 6+8: Christophe Liacopoulos, Korce photo 7: David Fermor, Korce photo 9: David & Bonnie,

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