Voskopoje Village, Korce

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Visit what was once one of the Balkan's thriving centers of education and religion at Voskopoje Village. Known for having more churches than inhabitants, what is left of the town is a collection of Orthodox churches with floor-to-ceiling frescoes and murals that share the stories of saints. The best-preserved churches in the village are Saint Nicholas, the church of the Virgin, Saint Athanasius, the Prophet Elias, and Saint Michael. Finding the man with the key to unlock both the Saint Nicholas and church of the Virgin for you may be an adventure in and of itself. Ask for the keeper of the keys at Taverna Voskopoja in the center of the village. The other churches usually stay open, but some ask for an entrance fee. After your church tour, try a plate of traditional food at a nearby restaurant and enjoy a walk around the mountain location for views. Work out when and for how long to visit Voskopoje Village and other Korce attractions using our handy Korce route planning tool .
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  • The churches of Voscopoje document the wealth of this Centre and the skill of the artists involved in the realization of the mosaics. Unfortunately some mosaics are hurt because during the Communist dictatorship many churches were converted into barracks, nevertheless you can grasp the high artistic value of mosaic compositions.
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  • There is a well financed renaissance of a picturesque village up in the mountains of Albania outside Korçë. The streets are being rebuilt in cobblestone everywhere and churches and cathedrals being pr...  more »
  • We went there but the road is undergoing renovation and downtown is access. Two of the churches were closed this morning. We therefore "lost" our time. It'll be beautiful after work
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