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Category: Cities, Local time: 18:55:52, Altitude: 868m, Official WWW website:

Korce (Korçë) is one of the most significant cities in south-eastern Albania . It is situated in the Korce Region in the altitude of 850 m above sea level. The city surrounded by the Morava Range has about 58 000 inhabitants. It is the 7th largest city in the country.

Glimpses of history

The area of today's Korce has been inhabited since the Neolithic Era, i. e. the 5th millennium B.C. The first record of the city was traced down in medieval documents from 1280, in which the city is referred to as Coviza. The nowadays' city Korce dates back to the 15th century.

About the city

Today, Korce is a modern city featuring many historical monuments. It is surrounded by beautiful nature. It is a significant educational centre as well - there are high schools as well as universities. The first Albanian school was established right in this place. Korce is an important trade, industrial and agricultural center as well. The city's surroundings are among the main areas where wheat is grown in Albania . The best renowned products of Korce are local carpets, beer and textile.

Places of interest

The most significant monuments in Korce are recent archaeological findings that date back to the Neolithic Era - the St George's Orthodox Cathedral or the National Museum of Medieval Art Albania , which is one of the most significant museums in the country. There are, of course, other museums in Korce as well, such as the National Museum of Archeology or the Oriental Museum. Another popular place to see is the local city park.

Tourist services

Korce offers a great choice of accommodation facilities. The most popular among them is the Kocibelli Hotel, which was recently reconstructed. It offers comfortable rooms and free Internet access. Other quality hotels are, for example, the Grand Hotel Korca, Golf Hotel, Kocibelli Hotel and Albania Hotel. Among the best restaurants in Korce are the restaurants Teru or Ex. The most important event that takes place in the city is the annual week-long Beer Fest in August, sponsored by the local brewery. Its beer is known all over Albania. There is also a cinema in Korce.


Korce is best accessible by car or bus. The nearest international airport is in Tirana . There is also a smaller Korçë Northwest Airport in the city. According to many travelers, it is best to use public transport when traveling in Albania as the local drivers do not really follow traffic rules, which might cause you unnecessary problems. Especially pedestrians should be careful. If you are an experienced driver and adventurer, renting a car is not a problem. There is a regular bus line to Korce from e.g. Tirana .

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GPS: 40.6186, 20.7808
Altitude: 868 m
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Last update: 2012-10-22 04:01:50

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: nice people, delicious meals, bustling destination, splendid sceneries, distinctive atmosphere, inexpensive, tasty beer
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Cons: unpleasant humidity, chilly in winter
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Suitable for: history, study, active vacation, carnivals
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