Join the Korca and Pogradec Day Trip from Ohrid and discover the “Little Paris” of Albania. Korca is a magical city with a lot of important landmarks. It is worth mentioning that Korca was once a republic and had its own rules. Moreover, there you will visit the beautiful Cathedral of Korca and the museum of Gjon Mili.
Gjon Mili was an important photographer that focuses on his life and his art. This museum is very fascinating, as this place was his first home and now it’s a place that represents his art. A modern museum based on the work of a great artist. The house and the interior are very warm. A lot of history of the photography art view through the lens of Gjon Milli, starting from the interwar period until the ‘80.
Meanwhile, the Resurrection of Jesus Cathedral is stunning outside and in. It dominates the square on which stands and looks fantastic at night, illuminated against the dark sky. Internally are a whole host of frescoes across the walls and ceilings and some beautifully carved woodwork including an enormous chandelier. The cathedral is newly built after the previous one was destroyed during communism.
Furthermore, in Korca you will visit the old bazaar which is an Ottoman-style bazaar and offers handmade handicrafts. The bazaar dates originally from the 1500s and in recent years has been renovated and transformed into a focal area for tourism in a Korca. The central square, Pazari I Vjeter, is absolutely glorious and must be one of the most attractive old squares in all of Europe.
The Bazaar was once one of the biggest trading centers in the Balkans. It is the main reason for the development of the city at that time. The architecture is absolutely fantastic and the investments made there recently have transformed it into a tourist destination and a very important area of the city.
The next stop is Drilon, the National Park that is a place of peace where Lake Ohrid has created a small lake where you can take a small ride around the park. The lake is amazingly combined with serenity, swans, ducks, colorful flowers, and trees. The place is decorated with willow trees and is home to some bird species. You are going to love this place and you are going to relax.
After Drilon, you are going to stop in Pogradec the town where the Lake Ohrid of the Albanian side nestles. The last stop on this fascinating day trip is the village of Lin. Set on the shore of Lake Ohrid, overlooking the city of Ohrid, Lin is an old village, with cobblestone streets and old houses. There you can see the Mosaic of the Ancient Basilica of Lin that dates 4-5 years A.D. And wander around the streets of this ancient little village with so much history! Book this Korca and Pogradec Day Trip from Ohrid and discover the beauty of Albania reflected in these two places.
This day tour of Korca and Pogradec from Ohrid starts with a hotel pick up and takes you to the custom control to cross the border between Macedonia and Albania. In Albania, you will be headed to the beautiful city of Korca that once was a republic and the most important city in Albania. There you will see the Resurrection Cathedral in the center of Korca which is a beautiful part of the city, you will also be taken to the Old Bazaar of Korca and the Gjon Mili museum. After Korca you will visit Drilon where you will find inner peace. Drilon is a National Park with beautiful willow trees. The greenery will give you a sense of relaxation. There you can book a boat tour around the area The next stop is the beautiful city of Pogradec. Pogradec is laying on the shore of Ohrid and has beautiful scenery of mountains in front of it. Pogradec has one of the most beautiful panoramas in Albania. The last stop on this trip will be the ancient village of Lin. The village consists of cobblestone streets, old houses, and the lake from where you can see the city of Ohrid.