On the second day of our Grand Southern Albania Tour, Laurel and I went on a walking tour of Korca! We explored the Resurrection Cathedral, the National Museum of Medieval Art, and cobblestone-lined back alleyways before hitting the road again!
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:07pm
After our long journey to Macedonia, we started our day bright and early again with a walking tour at 9:00am.
We met up with our tour guide, Teuta, in the old bazaar area. She worked for Pelion Travel & Tours, and she gave Peace Corps volunteers a special discount for tours!
All in all, we visited 6 locations on our tour, and having a guide along really helped to make each stop more meaningful
The weather was crisp but sunny. In the shade I felt chilly, but in the sun I was comfortably warm. Korca in the late fall has a very different atmosphere than the city in the midst of Beer Fest. The streets were quieter, the hustle and bustle of everyday life felt more subdued, and there were definitely less tourists roaming the streets.
Teuta quickly found us in the nearly empty bazaar, and she immediately jumped into our walking tour, sharing facts about the city and stories about the buildings we passed on our way to our first stop. She was friendly and professional, and her English was great!
All in all, we visited 6 locations on our tour. Having a guide along really helped to make each stop more meaningful since Teuta was able to explain the significance of each place, but if you’re looking for a self-guided tour, this is a great route! Continue reading Cathedrals and Icons in Korca