Voskopoja - Into Albania


Nature meets art and history in Voskopoja, making it a favorite destination for tourists year-round. The town of Voskopoja is renowned for having been a cultural center since 1330 and, over the centuries, more than 24 churches were built there. The city hosted the first printing press outside Istanbul along other important institutions, such as the New Academy. Unfortunately, many of these buildings were eventually destroyed by fires, wars, robberies or earthquakes.

From that glorious past, now the visitor may admire The Monastery of St. John the Baptist (Manastiri i Shën Prodhromit), the Church of St. Mary (Kisha e Shën Marisë), the Church of Saint Athanasius (Kisha e Shën Athanasit), the Church of Saint Nicholas (Kisha e Shën Kollit), among other churches or buildings which are now considered culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.

Located only 21 km (13 miles) away from Korça, Voskopoja is surrounded by hills and forests and, with its altitude of 1160 meters above the sea, this area is a favorite spot for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Here, you’ll find hotels of the highest standards and traditional restaurants which serve the famous cuisine of the region, all making your stay unforgettable. For the map, click here. For hotels, click here.

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