Lekuresi Castle, Saranda

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Visit for views over Saranda town and the Ksamil Islands from its perch on a mountain. All that remains of the castle are its ancient walls, but a small restaurant located inside has converted a part of the ruins into a restaurant terrace. From this cafe take in views of the sea and the town below as you sample the traditional cuisine. You may have to approach the bar to order during the busy peak season. Admission to the castle is free and you can roam around the stone walls, but wear appropriate hiking shoes to protect your feet from the brush and rocks. With our online itinerary creator, Saranda attractions like Lekuresi Castle 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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  • We'd come back to eat and instead it was the last day ... then I can say only that the view is well worth the visit. The Castle remained the walls and part restored and used as a restaurant. But the view of the Gulf and Corfu are priceless
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  • The castle is situated above the town of Saranda. Most car you might want to come up here but of course hearty walk. The Castle along an asphalt road leading to the castle is sufficient and free parking is provided. The castle restaurant, café. In the evening, musical, and even cultural events or wedding venue. Summer evenings when Fireworks you hear in a hotel room, you might want to be considered here because there is a good chance that was launched from the rockets. The coffee shop consumed here is more expensive than other parts of the city consumed drinks but by far not as bad as the situation tapasztalnád in Budapest. The cry is fantastic, you can create beautiful images here, you may want to visit here. If you continue reading the post then you should know that this castle Suleiman began to build around 1537, when the Venetian island of Corfu, under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, people. From here you can almost see the former Fort goes, but at least the road for sure. So too did an excellent strategic point of view, the ide built fortress. The Fort in the 18TH CENTURY. has been completed by the end of the 19th century, Ali Pasha warlord. Nearly 200 soldiers at this time this station was the location of the place, which during the Communist military widely. Today, the Castle lost its original form since 1995, was converted into a restaurant.
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  • Gjirokastra was built on a hill about 300 metres above the valley below and lush, between Mali i Gjerë mountains and the Drinos River. Gjirokastra, considered the center of the Greek minority in Albania, is home to other minority ethnic-linguistic, like Vlacchi and Rome. . Gjirokastra is one of the oldest cities in Albania; its name in Greek means Silver Fortress and the city shows clearly the encounter of cultures Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Turkish and Albanian.
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  • Went there with a group and had a great time. The view is amazing, it was really busy, which meant the service was understandably slower but they did their best. The food let the place down a little. I went for the chefs special and meat was really tough. There was local, live music which was great. I would suggest to go there before the sunset and enjoy it, it's spectacular.
  • I had my wedding ceremony and reception in this beautiful castle. The staff was very polite. The food was fab. Amazing view and excellent customer service. I would highly recommend this place
  • I had a nicely prepared beef, but it was drowned in sauce, which was a small minus. The servers were friendly and helpful, however, they were very slow to clean the table.
  • Great views, nice live folk music, nice food and lots of fun at old Castle of Lëkursi in Saranda. It's unforgettable place with people dancing Albanian traditional music and great musical singer.
  • Very good food, and incredible view over Sarande. Plenty of parking lots. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Albania’s best-known seaside city, Saranda caters to tourists with accommodations clustered along the waterfront, which is exactly where you’ll want to be too. Resort hotels line the shore, offering views of the sea and Greece across the water. Albania remains a pretty cheap tourist destination, but the cost of a seaside room falls in the more expensive range. Head farther back from the beach to find lower-budget hostels, still within walking distance to the water.
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