Korce (Korça) is the principal city in the district of Korça in Southeastern Albania.


A few miles from the Greek border, this city is Albania's cultural capital. It is full of life during the summer when you can find couples and families strolling through the city's main park, Parku Rinia. You can hike to the top of the beautiful mountain Moravia and view the city and its surrounding landscape.

Get in

By train

An interesting, though slow, way to get to Korça from Tirana is to take the train. The train leaves at 06:00 from Tiranë. Because the train makes a big detour via Durrës, it arrives no less than four hours later at Elbasan, about 35 km from Tiranë, so it should be possible to make a shortcut. The price is very favourable (295 lek, about €2). The second-hand German carriages are OK, though for some unclear reason all windows are damaged, apparently by bullets. The scenery is beautiful, and until October it is possible to have the window wide open.

By bus

Furgons to Tiranë depart every 20-30 mins from the fork of the main road on the north.

Furgons to Voskopojë depart at 7:30, 10:00, 13:00, 15:00 from the fire station.

Buses going to Sarandë depart early in the morning from the central bus depot, across from bazaar.

From Pogradec to Korce, it is a short trip by "furgon". There is also a bus connection with Berat.




Try Lakror, a type of Byrek with Spinach.





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