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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  • great views. Interesting castle exterior. Bunker that you can get inside and get interesting views of the coast and national park. great  more »
  • a beautiful restaurant built within an old castel with a large balcony in front. amazing place for amazing photo moments  more »
  • When I was here I tried the pizzas. Were cooked well but the only problem is that there were so many people. The servers were friendly. Anyway you can see the town of Saranda with the sea accompanied it overnight and beautiful with all the lights on. You can only admire the panorama.
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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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