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Pustec

contains Albania's share of Lake Prespa, which forms Prespa National Park. This is also an area of much history, evidenced by the multiple cave churches found near its villages as well as on the island of Maligrad.

26km

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Ohrid

city in North Macedonia

42km

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Resen

town in North Macedonia

48km

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Sights

Andon Zako Çajupi Theatre

1.2km

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National Museum of Medieval Art (Albania)

Fantastic collection; if the door is locked during opening hours, ring the buzzer.

1.9km

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Birra Korça

Famous throughout Albania, sponsors a week-long Beer Festival in the summer.

2.7km

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Fir of Drenovë National Park

4.7km

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Boboshticë

village in Korçë, Albania

5.3km

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Prespa National Park

One of Albania's national parks, Prespa, is mostly located within Pustec Municipality. The park covers 27,750 hectares (68,570 acres), consisting of Albania's share of the Prespa region. Established in 1999, it aims to conserve the wildlife of Prespa including rare species of bird like the white pelican, the white stork, and the Dalmatian pelican. Almost half of the area of the national park is forest.

20km

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Vithkuq

municipality in Korçë District, Albania

22km

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St. Mary's Church, Maligrad

This Orthodox cave church was built in 1369 by Serbian nobleman Kesar Novak, though there is an older preserved inscription in the apse of the church dating from 1345. A fresco on the interior depicts Novak's family. The western facade was painted in 1607. The church is built within a cave overlooking the lake.

23km

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Tushemisht

Village in Korçë, Albania

24km

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St Mary's Church, Tuminec

Located east of Tuminec just inside the border with North Macedonia, this monastery got its present appearance in 1888, although a cave church of the same name just 100 meters (110 yards) north of the monastery complex dates from the 14th century. The cave church stands 10 m (33 ft) tall and contains many large frescoes. The monastery has not had monks since 1898.

32km

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Lake Ohrid

lake

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Lake Prespa

38km

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Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park

The Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park is a national park in eastern Albania adjacent to the border with North Macedonia. It encompasses 339.277 square kilometres (33,927.7 ha) and is specifically marked by a mountainous landscape supplied with glacial lakes, valleys, dense coniferous and deciduous forests and alpine meadows and pastures. Elevations in the park vary from 300 metres to over 2,200 metres above the Adriatic at the peak of Shebenik and Jabllanica, hence the name. It dwells a number of endangered species that are fast becoming rare in Southern Europe, including the brown bear, gray wolf and balkan lynx. The abundance in wildlife can in part be explained by the variety of vegetation types and remote location.

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Çorovodë

main city of Skrapar District, Albania

61km

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Labovë e Madhe

village in Albania

78km

40.2069444420.13611111

Gjirokastër Fortress

The historical and geographical center of the city, the Castle is billed as the second largest in all the Balkans, and is worth a look. The Armaments Museum is located in the castle (separate 200 leke entrance) and contains a collection of mostly post-War era weapons, photographs and artwork: the main gallery, with its eerily lit corridor, contains two columns of large German and Italian field guns, remnants of WWII. The Castle also contains two Bektashi tekes, the stage for the internationally-renowned Gjirokaster National Folk Festival, a prison (now part of the Armaments Museum and available with an extra charge) and numerous chambers, some in ruins, open to exploration. A second museum gallery, the Zenebishi Gallery, features occasional free art exhibits. Underneath the castle is the underground bunker built in the Cold War.

83km

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Gjirokastër Ethnographic Museum

Once Enver Hoxha's house, it is a well-restored Ottoman house which displays clothing, kitchenware, tools and other cultural artifacts. The guided tour (available in Albanian, English, and German though availability should be checked in advance).

83km

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Zekate House

It is the most visited of Gjirokastër's monumental stone houses. It is one of the largest of its kind, featuring three floors spread over two large towers. The house was recently restored again (having undergone earlier restorations during the Communist era) and is kept open by its owners as a museum house. In addition to providing an interesting primer of the characteristic architectural elements of the city's tower houses, it offers a beautiful view of the city below.

84km

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Blue Eye, Albania

86km

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Lead Mosque, Berat

90km

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King Mosque, Berat

90km

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Bachelors' Mosque

91km

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Red Mosque, Berat

91km

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Berat Castle

It was mostly built in the 13th century, but with origins going back to the 4th century BC. A very beautiful place with great views of the surrounding area. Getting to the Kala requires a steep walk up a cobbled path - take care, the stones are worn and slippery. The citadel is still inhabited, with many churches, and there are a couple of bars and shops in the Kala area.

91km

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Hysen Pasha Mosque

92km

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Kardhiq

Village in Albania.

92km

40.1216666720.0275

Korab

mountain range

101km

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Korab (mountain)

101km

41.7911111120.54777778

Lëkurësi Castle

104km

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Butrint

111km

39.7455555620.02055556

Porto Palermo Castle

fortification

118km

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Canyon of Gjipe

128km

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Kaninë Castle

Built in the old center of Vlore in the 3rd century BC. This castle has an area of 3625 ha. It was rebuilt by Emperor Justinian in the 5th century BC. In Anna Komnenes' notes, she talked long about her father, Emperor Aleks', war against the Norman army.

139km

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Flag's Square

- Independence Monument - a massive socialist-realist monument celebrating the independence of Albania from the Ottoman empire in 1912

142km

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Muradie Mosque

142km

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Orikum

municipality of Albania

146km

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Korçë

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

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

4.4°C-2.8
Precipitation: 58.4 mm

Feb

7.2°C-1.7
Precipitation: 88.9 mm

Mar

7.8°C-1.1
Precipitation: 50.8 mm

Apr

13.9°C3.9
Precipitation: 53.3 mm

May

18.9°C8.9
Precipitation: 99.1 mm

Jun

23.9°C11.7
Precipitation: 25.4 mm

Jul

27.8°C13.9
Precipitation: 17.8 mm

Aug

28.9°C15
Precipitation: 10.2 mm

Sep

22.2°C10.6
Precipitation: 50.8 mm

Oct

16.7°C6.7
Precipitation: 81.3 mm

Nov

10°C3.3
Precipitation: 132.1 mm

Dec

6.1°C-0.6
Precipitation: 53.3 mm
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