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Lekuresi Castle, Saranda

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Castle Tourist Spot
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. Using our custom trip planner, Saranda attractions like Lekuresi Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I went up to admire the view and take pictures. It was a nice little moment. Moreover, I did not want to try the restaurant which was a little canteen.
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  • Landscape with breathtaking sunset. I recommend getting to the 19.30 if you don't want to miss a show. Dinner at restaurant good and satisfying. Prices average.
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  • Free access and parking at the top. Just breathtaking view on the Albania and Corfu, at 360 °. Possibility to eat upstairs. Worth it for the view. The ground slips a bit to mount, recommended sneakers. Too bad that there is a power pole in the middle of the landscape, it'll be two times better without even if it is already breathtaking.
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  • 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
  • This place will be always special to me and will be close to my heart. When I married my albanian husband, who is from Saranda the first time he took me up here I fell in love again and our wedding ceremony was here too.This place has it all, the endless blue ocean,the view of the city from the top and the mountains at your back and you are experiencing it all. For extra romantic feeling : visit the place during sunset. Must see when you visit Saranda.
  • Stunning views, restaurant is meant to be amazing however unfortunately we had already eaten.
  • One of the things you might want to do while in saranda. Might not worth a long stop
  • Was disappointed when saw a restaurant on the top. And it's not a castle but only ruins of it which need to be reconstructed

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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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