Korca, “The little Paris” & Prespa Lake

During this day trip we will visit Korca city considered the largest in the southeast of the country and a very important cultural center. Due to the French cultural influence during the ww1, it has been called often as “the little Paris”. As the home of National Museum of Education and more museums, it offers a lot to the visitors. It’s not known only for the history and the culture, but also for a diverse culinary which makes it a special destination.
Prespa lake is divided between the three countries. A local rumor says that always you have to carry a passport with you while you are swimming, you never know on which country shore you will be driven by the waves

Day trip
Starting from Tirana, Durres Pier, Elbasan or anywhere else in Central Albania
Ending at the same point where we started.
Duration:11 hours

Itinerary of the Trip:

Meet with Dorian. Depart from the pier/ hotel or your specified meeting place to reach Korca city center with a few stops along the way. We will start with our walking tour of the city, visiting the New Bazaar area and the Mirahori Mosque, continue further with the great Cathedral and the nice promenade just in front of it. Of course there is time for museums.
Later, just after a good meal we will drive towards Prespa lake, where we may have a boat trip to the Maligrad island to visit one the oldest church in the country. Swimming is possible, but as the locals say, carry your passport with you…. Late afternoon, we’ll head back to the pier or your specified place.

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Above the village

INCLUDES:
Transport with a very comfortable car, minivan or van A/C etc.
Professional, Licensed-Certified Tourist Guide/Driver.
Hotel or Pier pick-up and drop off.

EXCLUDES:
Entrance fees wherever needed
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities

Cathedral korce

Important information:
Museums are closed on Mondays, except of any specific agreement in advance for visits of big groups, cruise ship visitors etc.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair due to hilly terrain.

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