Korca is a great stop for a gentle overnight stay in a civilised old-style atmosphere ont found elsewhere in Albania. The grandeur has faded but a stroll through town will show some charming buildings with Art Deco features, Socialist Realist monuments and a thriving market of local produce.
You’ll not go hungry here – the town is known for its grills and in particular its kernaca meatballs, to be washed down with a Korca beer which is distributed all over Albania.
The first Albanian language school was opened in Korca on 7 March (a day still celebrated as ‘Teachers’ Day’) 1887. The building which housed it is a quaint little museum. Art lovers should head to the National Museum of Medieval Art, glowing with icons.