Welcome to Kolonja!!
Here you will find friendly people, unique local goods, traditionalfood, and traditional arts, architecture, and culture.
The people of Kolonja look forward to your visit!
During your stay you can taste our traditional food, such as spit-roasted lamb and traditional drinks, such as home-made wine and raki, produced from the grapes grown here in the region.
For those of you who enjoy the outdoors, the mountainous Kolonja terrain provides hiking opportunities for all skill levels. The Osumi River cuts through the region offering a great opportunity for those who don’t mind getting wet while trekking and hiking.
This mountainous village is nestled among mountains and forests with rare natural beauty. It lies 20 km from Korca at an altitude of 1,344m above sea level. The climate is rich in oxygen and very healthy.
The green fields, fresh summer days and cold snowy winters make Dardha a popular tourist destination throughout the year. Winter sports, especially skiing, attract many tourists to Dardha. In the spring, summer and fall it is a popular destination for hikers, whether coming for a stroll or longer treks.
National park of Drenova
The park lies in the Morava Mountain Range and has many attractive points including Bozdoveci, Guri i Capit, Cardhaku, etc. The Drenova National Park Forest is known as “Bredhi i Drenoves” (fir trees of Drenova). It is also rich in other beech and black pine trees. The forest slopes are covered with hazelnut trees. A very rich fauna life exists and here you can find the Bozdovec Bear, a rare Albanian species.
This village area has an unspoiled natural beauty. The village is situated at the top of a hillside, 25 km from Korca.
The highest point is Rrungaja, at 1,750m altitude. One of the attractions is the cold water of Bellovoda, very rich-in-minerals and also known as White Water.
Though now a remote village, in the 14th century Voskopoja became an important medieval city and served as a bridge not only within the country but also amongst neighboring countries like Greece and Turkey.
Voskopoja reached the peak of its prosperity in 1764, when the population rose to 30,000 inhabitants. During this period the city had 24 churches with beautiful frescos.
Boboshtica is well known not only for its production of mulberry raki but also for the production of wool articles such as woolen blankets (velenxa), woolen carpets, etc.
This village has two churches with a considerable number of attractive frescos.