Reconstruction project to turn Voskopoja into year-round destination

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times June 22, 2017 15:46

Reconstruction project to turn Voskopoja into year-round destination

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  • Situated outside Korça, Voskopoja is said to have had a population of 40,000 to 50,000 in the 18th century, greater than Athens, Sofia or Belgrade at the time, with an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 buildings, including 26 churches, a hospital, an orphanage, a library, the only Greek printing press in the Balkans (1720), which published at least 19 religious works and the so-called New Academy, according to Robert Elsie, a Canadian Albanologist

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