"Korcë, a green city" Top 5 Page for this destination Korce by JLBG
Korce Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 214 photos
Korcë is one of the 12 prefectures of Albania. It is the main city of souteastern Albania, 109 km southeast of Tiranë, 19 km from the border with Greece. It is also named Korça, Korce, Korcha, Korytsa (Greek) and Corizza (Italian). In 2009, it had a population of 58 800 and was the 6th most populated city of the country.
At an elevation of 850 m, it stands in the middle of a rich agricultural plain (corn), framed by the Morava mountains.
The region has been inhabited since the Vth century BC (Neolithic). A city named Coviza was already mentioned in documents from 1280. The Ottoman occupation began in 1440 and lasted until WWI.
In the 19th century it became a main centre of the Albanian national consciousness. In 1887 was established the first school (for boys) teaching in Albanian, and 1891 the first Albanian school for girls. During the Balkan Wars, Greece occupied Korcë (1912-1913). From 1916 to 1920, the French administered it as the autonomous republic of Korça. At that time, Korcë was the most populated city of Albania. A French Lycée was opened in 1917 and closed in 1939 when the Italians invaded the country.
We have not been to this restaurant that looked very nice and went to Antonetta (see othe tips). The setting is gorgious... more travel advice
Restorant Antonetta is in Boboshticë, 6 km south to Korcë. The tables are spread on various small terraces along the... more travel advice
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