Morava Mountain near Korça draws outdoor adventure enthusiasts from across the country, and offers a little something for the sweet-toothed with its famous honey bee farm!
While in Korça, we highly recommend you take a moment to leave behind its serenades, flaky pies, cobbled alleys, and the Old Bazaar, and head East towards Morava Mountain. At 2042 metres high, Badarosh Peak is an impressive sight. The rare natural beauty combined with the wonderfully fresh climate of the area, makes this mountain a very worthwhile experience.
When Albanians think of Morava, their minds spontaneously turn to its famously delicious honey. A visit to Morava includes an obligatory stop at the charming bee farm, located at the foot of the mountain. Open to all visitors, here they can intimately experience all stages of the honey-making process, as told by the most famous honey-makers in the land.
What to Visit
Morava is a place of cultural heritage and tradition. A big white cross, Morava’s symbol, is located at the edge of a cliff here. It serves as a guide for believers, and a landmark for mountain climbers. Near the Cross, you’ll find the superjacent Church of St. Elias with its breathtaking view of the horizon. From here, you can gaze into the city of Korça below. (For the map click here)
In addition to its spiritual draw, the mountain’s beautiful nature has made it a popular destination throughout the year. This place is like no other when it comes to relaxing picnics and other recreational outdoor activities. Morava is a favorite destination for more adventurous sports, as well. In winter, countless alpinists climb the snow-covered Rrugnaja Peak. Other adventurers paraglide during all seasons (with the help of professionals, of course!)
Last but not least, if you decide to devote your day to explore the nature around Korça, you may also want to visit Fir of Drenova National Park, famous for its countless water springs, lovely meadows, and fascinating rock formations.
How to get there: Follow the “Çlirimi i Korçës” Road until you reach the Church of St. Elias.