Things to do in
Korçë County

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Përmet: Vjosa River Rafting Tour

Përmet: Vjosa River Rafting Tour

Experience the class 3 rapids of the Vjosa River on a guided rafting tour from Përmet. Join a professional guide as you make your way down the river, admiring the beautiful scenery. Meet in the Albania Rafting Base 7 minutes driving from Përmet Meet your certified, professional rafting guides, and get equipped with all your gear including a neoprene suit, life jacket, thermal sweatshirt, and helmet. Be transported in a minivan from the rafting center to the departure point. Receive instructions from your guides on how to work as a team to conquer the rapids safely and with ease. Then, set off on your adventure along the Vjosa River. Splash through the rushing water and feel the rush of adrenaline as you navigate the flowing currents. Take in the lush beauty of the riverbanks during the calmer sections of the river. After you complete your journey, hop back onboard the bus and relax as you return to Albania Rafting Base.

Around the lake Albania from Ohrid.

Around the lake Albania from Ohrid.

Why not visit an extra country during your holiday? Until not so long ago, it was impossible to visit Albania because of a strict communistic regime. It was even called the “North Korea” of Europe. However nowadays, the country is liberated, you will have the opportunity to see the differences between the neighbors, North Macedonia and Albania. Trace the visible remaining’s of the dictatorship that ruled Albania together. By bus you will be brought to the city of Pogradec and take a coffee break before exploring the city further. Afterwards you will enjoy a lunch and further your journey towards the idyllic fishing village of Lin. Active yourself with a short walk in the nature surrounding this village. Afterwards travel back to North Macedonia to head back to your accommodation. Interesting note: While making a whole lap around the lake of Ohrid, be aware how the colors of the water changes while driving.

Tirana to Ohrid Discovery: A Full-Day Balkan Adventure

Tirana to Ohrid Discovery: A Full-Day Balkan Adventure

Embark on an exclusive day trip to Ohrid, North Macedonia, from Tirana. Immerse yourself in the rich history, cultural treasures, and natural beauty of this enchanting destination. With the flexibility of a private tour, explore Ohrid Old Town, visit the iconic St Naum Monastery, and experience the tranquil charm of Pogradec Itinerary: Hotel Pickup: Your day begins with a convenient pickup from your Tirana hotel, ensuring a seamless start to your private Ohrid adventure. Ohrid Old Town & Castle: Explore the charming Old Town of Ohrid, with its cobblestone streets, historic churches, and a medieval castle offering panoramic views. St Naum Monastery Visit: Embark on a scenic journey to St Naum Monastery, a cultural and natural oasis on the shores of Lake Ohrid. Visit Pogradec: Continue to Pogradec, where red-roofed homes create a tranquil atmosphere. Engage with local traditions and enjoy the serene beauty of this lakeside community. Customized Exploration: Take advantage of the flexibility to customize the latter part of your tour, tailoring it to your interests and preferences. Return Journey to Tirana: As the day concludes, board your private transportation for a comfortable return journey to Tirana. Flexible Drop-Off: Conclude your Ohrid adventure with a drop-off at your Tirana hotel or a central location. Enjoy the convenience of a personalized experience, leaving you with cherished memories of a day filled with cultural discoveries and natural splendor. Inclusions: All Fees and Taxes Border Crossing Fee Transportation Note: Your day trip concludes with a flexible drop-off, providing you the freedom to further explore Tirana or relax at your accommodation. Customize your experience and savor the memories of an exclusive journey into the heart of Ohrid.

From Tirana: Ohrid and St. Naum Monastery Day Trip w/Lunch

From Tirana: Ohrid and St. Naum Monastery Day Trip w/Lunch

Discover the charming old town of Lin, nestled on a small peninsula along the western shores of Lake Ohrid. With its medieval houses and panoramic views from Mount Qafe Thane, Lin offers a picturesque start to your trip. Following your Lin visit, pause briefly at Drilon Park, a serene spot by the Drilon River. This river, flowing gracefully into Lake Ohrid, has created a unique ecosystem, serving as a habitat for many graceful swans. As you swiftly cross into North Macedonia, encounter Saint Naum, a historic monastery that has stood for over 1200 years impressing visitors with its enduring architectural beauty. Continue your scenic drive along the lake's perimeter, reaching Ohrid, a city where time seems to stand still. Ohrid is renowned for its 365 churches, each reflecting the influence of various cultures from the Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire, and more. After exploring the city's churches, castle, and viewpoints, begin your journey back to Tirana.

Albania : eSIM Internet Data Plan for 5G/4G

Albania : eSIM Internet Data Plan for 5G/4G

Stay connected effortlessly while exploring the beautiful landscapes and rich culture of Albania with an eSIM Internet Data Plan. Enjoy seamless 4G/5G coverage throughout the country, ensuring you can navigate, browse, and share your experiences without the hassle of traditional SIM cards. Benefit from extensive coverage throughout Albania, including major cities like Tirana, Durres, and Shkoder, as well as popular tourist destinations such as Berat, Gjirokaster, and the Albanian Riviera. Choose from a variety of data packages tailored to your needs, whether you require a small amount for short stays or a larger plan for extended trips. Manage your eSIM and data usage through a user-friendly app or online portal. Save money with competitive data plans and avoid unexpected roaming charges. Make your trip to Albania stress-free and enjoyable with an eSIM Internet Data Plan. Stay connected, share your experiences, and navigate with ease, all while enjoying the flexibility and reliability of an eSIM service.

Private day tour of Ohrid North Macedonia from Tirana

Private day tour of Ohrid North Macedonia from Tirana

Departing Tirana at sunrise, we set sail towards the South-East of Albania. Upon entering into the Macedonian border, the first settlement encountered is Struga, a city often revered for its association with an ancient folktale about a young boy. Next to Struga lies the city of Ohrid, where for centuries the cradle of different cultures converges together. Founded from the presence of Ilirain and Greek tribes, throughout its history it has been subject to the influence of various empires - from the Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian, Turkish, Serbian, Yugoslavian and finally, as part of the Independent Republic of North Macedonia. Perched atop the hills of the city, Ohrid has been standing since the rule of Bulgarian Tsar Samuil in the 10th Century. Before walking uphill to the fortress we can visit the Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country built in 200 BC. The open theatre has a perfect location: the two hills that surround it keep it protected from winds that could interfere with acoustics during performances. Perched atop the precipice of Kaneo Beach, facing Lake Ohrid in the ancient city of Ohrid, North Macedonia stands a majestic church devoted to John of Patmos, the author of Revelation, who some believe to be the esteemed John the Apostle. enture to the City center and the venerable Old Bazaar area, where we can observe the traditional dwellings of Ohrid. Much of the city is laid with Stone, explaining why it was initially known as Lyhnidas, derived from Latin (an exquisite gemstone radiating brightness). After our reverent visit to Ohrid, we shall venture to the illustrious Monastery of Sveti Naum. This revered place of worship is where the blessed St. Naum is laid to rest. People from lands far and wide gather here to pay tribute to their faith. Notably, the Monastery Complex was part of the Albanian border from 1912-1925, until it was subsequently returned to Yugoslavia. Continuing our pilgrimage, we shall make our way to the quaint town of Tushemisht, which holds many resemblances to the holy city of Ohrid, given its resounding adherence to the Eastern Orthodox faith We can enjoy a meal by the Ohrid Lake in the Albanian part. You will have the chance to try the local unique fish Koran, a type of fish in the trout family found nowhere else in the world but The Ohrid Lake. 

Explore OHRID: Full-Day Tour from Tirana/Durres/Golem:

Explore OHRID: Full-Day Tour from Tirana/Durres/Golem:

Embark on a captivating full-day excursion from Durres at 7:00 am and Tirana at 8:00 am, immersing yourself in the cultural tapestry and natural splendor of Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our journey begins with a scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Elbasan and Librazhd, tracing the path alongside the tranquil Shkumbini River. As we approach the border of Qafe Thane, our knowledgeable guide will offer fascinating insights into the region's history, geography, and biodiversity, setting the stage for an enriching day ahead. Arriving in Ohrid City, you'll step into a world steeped in centuries of history and tradition. Explore the labyrinthine lanes of the Old Bazaar, where vibrant stalls brim with local crafts, spices, and souvenirs, providing a glimpse into daily life in this ancient city. Marvel at the architectural marvels of the Church of Saint John the Theologian, a masterpiece of Byzantine artistry adorned with intricate frescoes and stunning mosaics. Learn about Ohrid's diverse population, spanning various ethnicities and religions, and discover how its rich cultural heritage has shaped the city's identity over the centuries. Next, we'll delve into the mesmerizing history of Ohrid as we wander through its charming streets, lined with well-preserved medieval buildings and Ottoman-era architecture. Take in panoramic views of the shimmering waters of Lake Ohrid, whose crystalline depths have enchanted visitors for generations. Learn about the lake's ecological significance and its role as a haven for endemic species, offering a sanctuary for biodiversity in the heart of the Balkans. Continuing our journey, we'll cross over to Struga still on the Manedonian side of Lake Ohrid, where a leisurely stroll along the bustling promenade awaits. Absorb the laid-back atmosphere as you soak in the sights and sounds of local life, perhaps stopping to sample traditional Macedonian delicacies or browse the waterfront shops for unique souvenirs. As the day draws to a close, we'll bid farewell to the serene shores of Lake Ohrid and embark on our return journey to Durres and Tirana, reflecting on the unforgettable memories created during our exploration of this cultural gem nestled between the mountains and the lake.

Permet: Quad adventure on ATV 4x4 in Vjosa National park

Permet: Quad adventure on ATV 4x4 in Vjosa National park

History & culture: Visit Leusa Church.Your adventure begins with a brief safety briefing to ensure everyone is prepared for the journey ahead. Then, the group sets off, eagerly anticipating the sights and experiences that await. The first stop on your itinerary is the picturesque Leusa Church. As you traverse the countryside on your quad, you'll pass through ancient Albanian villages where time seems to stand still. The Orthodox Church of Leusa stands as a testament to the region's rich history and cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into the past with its traditional architecture and serene surroundings. From there, you'll venture into the wild beauty of Vjosa National Park. Majestic mountains rise on the horizon, while crystal-clear rivers meander through the landscape, teeming with life. The park is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, and it's not uncommon to spot deer, eagles, and even lynxes along the park's trails. As you explore the park on your quad, you'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature at its finest, making memories that will last a lifetime. After immersing yourself in the natural wonders of Vjosa National Park, it's time to unwind and relax at the Benje Thermal Baths. Nestled amidst lush greenery, these warm natural pools offer the perfect respite from your adventures. Whether you're soaking in the soothing waters or simply enjoying the peaceful ambiance, the Benje Thermal Baths provide a tranquil oasis where you can recharge and rejuvenate.

From Tirana, 5 Day Tour: Pearls of South Albania, Riviera

From Tirana, 5 Day Tour: Pearls of South Albania, Riviera

Day 1 We start the journey in Tirana. We continue towards the city of Permet, which is known throughout Albania for its hospitality and excellent cuisine. It is also known as the "city of roses". The day tour of Përmet will include a relaxing visit to the hot thermal pools of Përmet. After that, you will immerse yourself in the wooden paths of the Redhit Hotova National Park, to continue visiting the Langarica canyon, the Këlcyra gorge and some points of historical and artistic interest, such as the bridges of the Ottoman period (Ura e Katit ) and Orthodox monasteries. Day 2 After breakfast, we start our journey in Gjirokastra. Also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage. The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century A.D., and is considered as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Balkans. Right before entering the castle of Gjirokastra you would have to pass by the medieval bazar. The atmospheric old town cascading down in graceful hill crammed with beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets. Day 3 After breakfast, where we will then leave for the city of Vlora. The city is known as the "City of the Flag", the Independence of Albania was proclaimed here on November 28, 1912. We will visit the Flag Square and the Independence Monument. Take a walk in the Muradie neighborhood, visit Vlora's main mosque. After exploring the city, travel to "Lungomare", a promenade by the sea. Free afternoon. Day 4 After breakfast, In Vlora we will take the boat that will lead us to the Island and the Peninsula. During the boat trip, there will be a variety of activities available. Arrival at Karaburun Peninsula. Stop for about 3 hours to enjoy the crystal blue water. After enjoying the beach, it’s lunch time. After that we head towards the Haxhi Ali Cave, this is the Illyrian Cave. Then we head towards the island of Sazan, it is located in the center of the Gulf of Vlora and is the largest in all of Albania. Sazan Island today is still a military base, with several active bunkers with rooms and food supplies. We return to the ship to return to the port of Vlora. Where we will enjoy the sunset on the way back to our accommodation. Day 5 After breakfast, the last city we will visit is Berat. Is known as the town of 1001 windows, part of UNESCO world heritage. Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand on top of each other. Berat has it all, a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communist era in Albania. Berat is also known as the birthplace of Onufri, the famous painter of churches all-over the Balkans. After that, we will visit the Gorica Neighbourhood. Returning back to Tirana we will drive past Belsh lake, offering a picturesque view.

Përmet: Amazing Horse Riding Experience at Vjosa NP

Përmet: Amazing Horse Riding Experience at Vjosa NP

Funky Guest House and Adventures invites you to join us on this amazing horse trekking trip. We operate in both sides of Vjosa river which is the last wild river in Europe and now National Park. The park offers stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, and the opportunity to explore nature on horseback. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, it's a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the park and experience the landscape from a unique perspective. One of the most visited destination in the south of Albania. A perfect place that is known for its traditional cuisine, hospitality, characteristic villages like Benja, Ogdunani, Leuse, Badlonje with its stone houses, cobblestones, cold-water springs and old churches with amazing paintings. On these trails you will come cross beautiful landscape, visit old villages, churches, valleys, springs where we will stop for a short break for some snacks, fruits and local wine. These are beautiful trail as you will pass gorgeous hills, breathtaking views, beautiful canyon, old ruins, and probably, come across sheep herds or goats and meet amazing people. A lot photos and videos will be taken from us during this amasing experience and pass it over to you, so you will have a nice album.

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The quad tour was great and definitely suitable for beginners. Marco (a guide with years of experience) always left it up to you what level of difficulty you wanted. He is also very personable and you can tell that this is his great passion. We really had a great day with him.

We had a really nice tour. A great nature experience. There weren't that many exciting rapids, but the nature was even more beautiful and the water was great. We were able to swim and jump into the river from a rocky ledge. It was a lot of fun.

a beautiful trip to Ohrid, with a knowledgeable and chatty guide. we went on a boat trip on the lake too to really enjoy the scenery. would suggest asking if you can go swimming in the lake as a part of your day as it is stunning!

A lovely, well organised day trip. Lunch was included ( just had to pay for drinks) and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this trip.

A very nice guide who talked interestingly about Albania. Good itinerary, I appreciate that lunch is included.