Leaving on coach from the port of Saranda, some 15 minutes later we reach the Castle of Lekuresi, located on the hill over the city of Saranda. The castle was build in the beginning of 17th C and is at 600 meters above sea level.
From the site of the newly reconstructed Castle, one can admire the amazing views of the Lake of Butrint, the mountainous surrounding region, as well as, the Ionian &Adriatic seas and the coastline of the beautiful island of Corfu opposite.
After some free time at the castle, the tour continues inland, giving you a good impression of the countryside of Albania. On the way you will pass by the village Mesopotami, well known because of it’s old monastery, build in 1200. The bus reaches the fresh water springs of Blue Eye some 40 minutes later.
The National Park of Blue Eye is situated between the cities of Saranda and Gjirokaster. Within this park, 17 very deep and cold natural fresh water springs “wells” can be found. The most beautiful of them will be visited during the tour.
00:00 Departure from the port.
00:15 Arrival to Lekuresi Castle – photo stop.
00:45 Departure from Lekuresi Castle.
01:45 Arrival at Blue Eye Park & visit.
02:30 Coffee break.
03:00 Departure for Saranda.
04:00 Arrival in Saranda & walking tour of the city of Saranda.
04:30 Arrival back at port.
Duration : 4 ½ hours
Advice to clients : Bring your camera and wear comfortable shoes.
This tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties.