On this guaranteed excursion you will visit the Albanian town of Korca, know also as “Korca of Serenades”.
Moreover, enjoy a boat trip in the springs and visit of Saint Naum Monastery. As with most Byzantine churches, St. Naum was chosen primarily for its location – on a high, rocky outcropping over the lake, above the deep forests and life-giving springs of the river Crn Drim. The monastery complex and church of Saint Naum were built originally at the turn of the tenth century by the monk with the same name. Macedonians believe you can still hear the saint’s heartbeat by pressing an ear to his stone coffin inside the church.
After touring the Monastery, you will board a small boat for a trip on the Springs of the Black Drin near St. Naum Monastery to view the pristine waters and beautiful scenery. After free time for lunch, you will also visit the museum on water: Bay of Bones to learn more about prehistoric times on the shores of Lake Ohrid.
Transfer back to Ohrid town.
So, uncover the mystery and history of Albania in this unique guaranteed excursion tour of Korca of Serenades.
The tour will begin in Ohrid, Macedonia, the largest city on Lake Ohrid. It once had 365 churches, one for every day of the year, and has been referred to as a “Jerusalem of the Balkans.”
After meeting your guide you will travel south to Korça, Albania, along the shores of Lake Ohrid. Korça is one of the largest and most important cultural and economic centers of Albania. It has a variety of museums ranging from the Education Museum (located in the building where the ﬁrst Albanian school opened in 1887) to the National Museum of Medieval Art and the house of the famous landscape painter Vangjush Mio. Other sites include a cemetery for French soldiers who died in World War I. Iliaz Mirahori Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Albania. It was built by Iljaz Hoxha in 1484. The resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral was built by Greece in 1995 to replace the historic St. George Cathedral that was destroyed by Communist authorities in 1968.
Besides the museums and monuments, Korça is host to the largest carnival in Albania, held before Orthodox Easter. The city is also known for its local music, called serenata. You can hear this music sung in the local taverns.
You will have free time for lunch in Korça. Be sure to try the traditional cooking: pie (lakror), grilled lamb, and pancakes (petulla te fshira), a perfect accompaniment while you listen to serenata and sip the local raki.
After lunch, you will visit Birra Korca, brewers of one of the best beers in Albania. There is a pleasant beer garden where you can mingle with locals, and enjoy their reasonable prices. You can taste their beers and see why this brewery receives excellent reviews.
Travel back to Ohrid along the beautiful shores of Lake Prespa.
Kindly find as below all the details of this tour
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Restaurant Belvedere. Address: Македонија, 2, Ohrid, North Macedonia.
The local guide will be waiting for you with ETG Welcome Sign
|DEPARTURE TIME||The tour will depart on 08:00. Please be there 15 minutes in advance|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will end approximately at 17:00.|
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