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Galičica National Park

national park in Macedonia

17km

40.941720.8064

Ohrid

city in North Macedonia

24km

41.11694420.801667

Korca

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

27km

40.616720.7667

Resen

town in North Macedonia

43km

41.0888888921.01222222

Shëngjin

A growing beach town located in northwest Albania known for its Adriatic Sea views.

140km

41.8119.59

Thethi

Thethi is a village surrounded by Thethi National Park, up on Albanian Alps, in Northeastern Albania, in Shkodra District.

157km

42.39583319.774444
Sights

Tushemisht

Village in Korçë, Albania

7.7km

40.9002777820.71916667

Lake Ohrid

lake

13km

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Andon Zako Çajupi Theatre

27km

40.618720.7771

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.

27km

41.1666666720.5

National Museum of Medieval Art (Albania)

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

28km

40.615820.7837

Birra Korça

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

28km

40.611220.7907

Fir of Drenovë National Park

31km

40.5833333320.8

Boboshticë

village in Korçë, Albania

31km

40.5541666720.76444444

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.

32km

40.7520.91666667

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.

32km

40.79220.9317

Vithkuq

municipality in Korçë District, Albania

33km

40.5166666720.58333333

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.

35km

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Lake Prespa

42km

40.921.03333333

Çorovodë

main city of Skrapar District, Albania

58km

40.520.21666667

Korab

mountain range

75km

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Korab (mountain)

75km

41.7911111120.54777778

Lead Mosque, Berat

78km

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King Mosque, Berat

79km

40.705619.9521

Bachelors' Mosque

79km

40.70468919.950051

Red Mosque, Berat

79km

40.707319.9457

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.

80km

40.70819.945

Hysen Pasha Mosque

80km

40.7061111119.94027778

Labovë e Madhe

village in Albania

81km

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.

89km

40.07420.141

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).

90km

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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.

90km

40.0748420.13229

Kardhiq

Village in Albania.

95km

40.1216666720.0275

Blue Eye, Albania

97km

39.92361120.192778

Lëkurësi Castle

111km

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Porto Palermo Castle

fortification

118km

40.06219.791

Butrint

120km

39.7455555620.02055556

Canyon of Gjipe

126km

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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.

131km

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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

133km

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Muradie Mosque

133km

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Fatih Mosque, Durrës

Built in 1503.

138km

41.3111111119.44583333

Great Mosque of Durrës

138km

41.313219.4455

Royal Villa of Durrës

This used to be the most luxurious crib in all of Albania, but it was looted in the 1997 uprising and isn't open to visitors now. Reportedly prince Leka has plans to renovate the villa "in the near future", but this has been reported for quite some time. Endure the steep climb up the hill for one of the most spectacular views over the city.

139km

41.314719.4387

Orikum

municipality of Albania

140km

40.3333333319.46666667

Oricum

Ancient theatre of Orikum (1st century BC), Church of Marmiroi (Kisha e Marmiroit) - Here is also a small hotel

144km

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Castle of Rodon

Roman amphitheatre in Durrës, Albania

145km

41.585819.4482

Shurdhah Island

It is in the Vau i Dejës Reservoir, which is fed and drained by the river Drin. It is accessible by tourist boat in summer from the Vau i Dejës dam or Rragam. It contains the ruins of the medieval town of Sarda. You can visit the ruins of the 11th-century medieval castle, which includes two rings of defensive walls and towers (some submerged in the lake), the remains of a Byzantine church and other early medieval walls. The setting on the steep rocks rising from the lake is especially impressive.

147km

42.0719.65305556

Aoös

river

149km

40.6427777819.31722222

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Pogradec

Albania
Pogradec is a town in the east of Albania on the shores of Lake Ohrid.

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