Blue Eye (Syri Kalter), Saranda

4.3
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A natural spring, the true depth of the Blue Eye (Syri Kalter) has yet to be measured. The pool is the source of the Bistricë River which flows to the Ionian Sea. The clear, electric blue water gets its color from minerals pushed up from the bottom of the pool, in contrast to the greens and browns of the land around. Climb the metal platform above the water, from where you can look down on the lake. Enjoy a refreshment at the cafe's dock over the pool. The road to the attraction is rough, so use caution with rental cars. With our online itinerary creator, Saranda attractions like Blue Eye (Syri Kalter) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Mysterious and sparkling different shades of blue, purple, pink, green, and other colors of spring captivates. Observe the water indefinitely. According to the Guide, divers tried to dive into the crevice from which beats spring, then dropped to 80 metres and returned back, fearing the fall deeper. An extraordinary place. You can also walk a little. Very nice and fresh air.
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  • I would say beautiful posto...si see courses and water basins in the shape of a blue eye, just like the name says, even if not perfectly as it once was. the from the afternoon onwards there is good since the place we refresh a lot! go for it! There are also parking lots for cars just before the entrance!
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  • The spring that flows a simple but amazing show. The property is well-kept except driveway, inside there are bars and restaurant only open in high season.
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  • A great place. Wonderful river when can sail by. There is a bar where you can drink something while enjoying the wonderful view. Now I don't have photos but I will make sure to add them later.
  • Epic place and view. Big space. Green everywhere. Not to mention the blue depth at the river in the form of an eye. They say its a fountain from the underground
  • A must. Magical place.
  • Beautiful karst well, but a bit overrated if you already have seen other wells. Even though, the water is crystal clear and surely worth seeing if you combine your trip, e.g., by visiting Gjirokastër, which is approx. 40 minutes away by car.
  • A very charming place, similar to the Plitvice Lakes or the Krka National Park in Croatia. You can rest here. Water in Blue is really cold, but daredevils enter it. Great place! The only one disadvantage is the lack of parking. People leave cars in disarray so if can come here before noon.
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