This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Korçë. To help you make friends with Korçë before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Korçë (Korca), Albania, is not one of the best-known cities in the country among foreign tourists, but it certainly is one of the prettiest cities. There are no tall concrete buildings from the Communist era in the centre of Korca, but there are romantic cobblestone streets with low-rise buildings.
If you are traveling from Thessaloniki, Greece, to Albania, Korca is the first city that is worth a stop. But even if you are not passing Korca initially on your itinerary, it is worth making a detour. Pogradec on Lake Ohrid is only forty kilometers away. The centre of Korca, Albania, is rather small and can be easily navigated on foot. Walking from one side of the centre to the other takes no more than ten minutes. Korca, Albania, is picturesque, but also a place to enjoy the vibe and just sit down for an Albanian coffee or try the pastries at the bakeries in town. If you like a beer, you can enjoy the local brew from the Birra Korca brewery. There is a beer garden attached to the brewery where you can try a fresh brew.
Like at any other place, the location can be one of the critical points when you decided which Korçë (Korca), Albania hostel to book. Do not let the distance on the map fool you in Korca though. Even when a Korçë (Korca), Albania hostel seems to be far out of town on the map, it may in fact be no more than two kilometers from the city centre due to Korca’s small size. Korçë (Korca), Albania hostels also tend to have bikes available for their guests, possibly at a fee. If you have access to a bike, it will only take a couple of minutes to get anywhere in the city. The area around Korca is also popular for biking, so getting a bike is a good idea anyway.
Written by local enthusiast for Korçë hostelsMartin Straatman