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Blue Eye (Syri Kalter), Saranda
(4.2/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Blue Eye (Syri Kalter) and other Saranda attractions into our Saranda trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Who would have thought that deep in the inner Albania such a gem is hidden as the blue eye located near Saranda. How exactly one should describe the source, which rises up from the bottom of the Lake, white I also, but the drama is not in its form a sight I have may examine as nowhere else. Great nature and a must-see when visiting Albania!
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  • Our driver brought us here after visiting Butrint and we loved it. The Blue Hole is itself interesting to look at but what makes this place special is that (1) it is quite a fun drive to get there (I'...  more »
  • It is a sight not to be missed. A pool of spring water the color of melted ice that seems to come from the heart of the Earth. Although the air is hot, the water is freezing cold and clear. It is a treasure not yet safeguarded enough, like many others in Albania. There is no control and it can dive. The road leading to the parking passes for a bridge with a single lane where often the arrogance and rudeness of who proceeds in the opposite direction, forcing long reverse gears.
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