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Sarande: Blue Eye Spring and Lekursi Castle Sunset Tour

Sarande: Blue Eye Spring and Lekursi Castle Sunset Tour

Start with pickup from a meeting point that is convenient-located in the city center of Sarande. Hop onboard a climate-controlled van and take in the beauty of the Albanian countryside on the scenic drive to the Blue Eye spring parking area. Have plenty of free time to take the 15-minute walk to the spring, walk along the edge of the turquoise water, and soak up the verdant natural surroundings. Spend your time dipping your feet in the refreshing water, purchasing a cup of coffee to sip, or capturing pictures of this breathtaking setting. Get back on the van for the drive to hilltop ruins of Lekursi Castle which has imposing round towers. Admire the glow of the setting sun with sweeping views of Corfu Town, the city of Ksamil, the river Bistrica, Lake Butrint, and the Ionian Sea. Return to your meeting point in Sarande with unforgettable memories of Blue Eye spring and Lekursi Castle.

Best of Saranda: Blue Eye, Butrint, Ksamil & Lekuresi Castle

Best of Saranda: Blue Eye, Butrint, Ksamil & Lekuresi Castle

Explore the beauty of the Albanian Riviera on a full-day tour from Saranda. Visit the Lekuresi Castle, the Blue Eye Spring, the Butrint National Park, and the Ksamili Islands. Start your day with pickup from the center of Saranda or the port. Hop on and travel to the Lekuresi Castle, located on a strategic hill overlooking the town of Saranda. From here, enjoy a panoramic view of the town and the islands of Ksamil and Corfu in Greece. Next, head to the Blue Eye Spring, a spring with clear blue water that bubbles forth from a stunning pool that is over 50 meters deep. Soak up the tranquility of this area that is nature reserve with towering oak and sycamore trees. Continue to the Butrint National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the Trionch Palace, the Baptistery, the Basilica, the City Walls and Gates, the Acropolis, and numerous other significant sites. Finally, visit the Ksamili Islands, where you can experience breathtaking views of the sea and islands while getting some sun. Have the option to go for a refreshing dip before returning back to your location.

From Tirana/Durres: Ksamil, Saranda, and Blue Eye Day Tour

From Tirana/Durres: Ksamil, Saranda, and Blue Eye Day Tour

Embark on a day tour of the Riviera to explore some of the most beautiful parts of Albania. Witness an amazing view while driving across Llogara, overseeing the whole seashore, on your way to pristine beaches, such as Dhermi, Himare, Porto Palermo, and Ksamil. Experience a day tour that combines history, culture, and stunning nature. Get inside Lekursi’s Castle and touch a part of Albanian history or see Porto Palermo’s Submarine Base, built in 1969. Visit Ksamil, a gift from nature, and see why it has been dubbed “The Maldives of Europe” or have a lovely lunch in the South’s most visited city, Saranda. Enjoy an interesting exploration of the Albanian Riviera and be introduced to pleasingly beautiful beaches, picturesque villages, olive trees, historical locations, and a beautiful seashore. See the best of Albania on a 500 km ride round trip that allows you to touch and enjoy every bit of South Albania’s beauty. Relax on the drive, which will consist of multiple stops, a lunch in Sarande to ensure the trip is not dull, and opportunities to take Instagram photos in front of the amazing view throughout the tour.

From Tirana/Durres/Golem: Saranda, Ksamil, Blue Eye Day Trip

From Tirana/Durres/Golem: Saranda, Ksamil, Blue Eye Day Trip

Albanian Riviera Day Tour from Tirana, Durres & Golem Overview: Embark on an unforgettable journey from Tirana, Durres & Golem to explore the stunning Albanian Riviera. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Ksamil, wander through the charming streets of Saranda, marvel at the mesmerizing Blue Eye natural spring, and soak in panoramic views from Lekursi Castle. Itinerary: Your adventure begins with a comfortable journey with pick up from Tirana, Durres or Golem, setting out towards the enchanting Albanian Riviera. Enjoy picturesque views as you travel along the coastal roads, passing quaint villages, olive groves, and vineyards that dot the landscape. Arrive at Ksamil, known for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. Spend time relaxing on the sandy shores or take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear sea. Continue to Saranda, a bustling coastal town with a rich history dating back to ancient times. Explore the lively waterfront promenade, lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Journey inland to the Blue Eye, a stunning natural spring nestled amidst lush greenery. Marvel at the mesmerizing shades of blue and green as you gaze into the depths of this captivating wonder. Conclude your tour with a visit to Lekursi Castle, perched atop a hill overlooking Saranda and the Ionian Sea. Explore the castle ruins, soak in panoramic views, and learn about its fascinating history. Time: Departure: Morning 07:00 am from Tirana, 08:00 am for Durres and 08:30 am for Golem Return: Evening to Tirana, Durres or Golem Experience: Immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes of the Albanian Riviera. Explore pristine beaches, historic landmarks, and natural wonders, immersing yourself in the allure of this Mediterranean paradise.

Sarandë: Butrint Archaeological Park and Ksamil Day Trip

Sarandë: Butrint Archaeological Park and Ksamil Day Trip

Departing from Saranda, your first stop will be Butrint where you will learn the ancient history of this site. Full of archeological monuments, Butrint has been part of the national heritage of UNESCO.You will see the old Roman theatre, watchtowers and numerous and splendid well-preserved monuments. After taking in what represent some history of the area it will be time for your next stop. In about 30 minutes you will reach Ksamil. One of the most wonderful beaches in Albania, well known for the clear waters and a mix of white sandy beaches and white cliffs What is special about this place, is it’s three small islands around which you can reach by swimming, by kayak or by boat. With its excellent position this place is known as "the Ionian pearl".

Saranda: Butrint, Ksamil, Blue Eye, Lekuresi Castle Day Trip

Saranda: Butrint, Ksamil, Blue Eye, Lekuresi Castle Day Trip

Discover the highlights of the Saranda region on a guided day tour. Visit the ancient city of Butrint, relax on the Ksamil beaches, marvel at the Blue Eye spring, and admire Lekuresi Castle. Start your day with a visit to the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ruins of the city, including the theater, baptistery, and ancient city walls. Next, enjoy a 30-minute visit to the beaches of Ksamil, where you can take in the views and relax with a drink. Then drive to Blue Eye Nature Park. Walk around and have lunch during the 1-hour visit. Continue to Lekuresi Castle, which offers a panoramic view of the city and surrounding area. Take in the views of the Ionian Sea and the nearby Greek island of Corfu.

From Tirana/Durrës: Saranda, Ksamil, and Blue Eye Tour

From Tirana/Durrës: Saranda, Ksamil, and Blue Eye Tour

Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel in Tirana or Durres. Head to Saranda to enjoy the perfect natural bay of the Ionian Sea with a stunning view of Corfu Island. Experience the charm of rocky beaches, numerous bays, rich flora and fauna, citrus plantations, olive groves, and vineyards. Visit the vital port of Saranda, a connecting point with Mediterranean countries. Stroll along the promenade by the Ionian Sea, savoring the view. Enjoy an optional coffee or ice cream by the seaside. From Saranda, travel to Ksamil, known as the pearl of the Albanian Riviera. Explore white sandy beaches with a view of four islands. Enjoy the fine sandy beaches, dive into the crystal-clear waters, and soak up the atmosphere. Next, visit Lekursi Castle to take in the stunning panoramic view of Corfu and Saranda Bay. Explore the historical significance of the castle, which adds a cultural dimension to your journey. Take in the breathtaking scenery from the elevated vantage point. Later in the afternoon, continue to the Blue Eye, a natural wonder. Marvel at the stunning freshwater source surrounded by evergreen trees. Learn about its mysterious depth and chilly water temperature. Witness the mesmerizing crystal-clear blue water straight out of a fairy tale. Then, drive back to Tirana or Durrës to end your day tour.

From Tirana/Durres; Day Tour to Saranda,Ksamil & Blue Eye

From Tirana/Durres; Day Tour to Saranda,Ksamil & Blue Eye

Begin your adventure with a comfortable pickup from Tirana or Durres. We pick up at the Hotel near city center of Tirana and Durres.Set out towards the enchanting Albanian Riviera. Optionally, you can take the other road and pass through Vlora City with panoramic views from Llogara. Pass by Albanian gems like Palasa, Dhermi, and Himara. Arrive at Ksamil, known for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. Relax on the sandy shores or take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear sea. Continue to Saranda, a bustling coastal town with a rich history dating back to ancient times. Journey inland to the Blue Eye, a natural spring nestled amidst lush greenery. Marvel at the mesmerizing shades of blue and green as you gaze into the depths of this captivating wonder. End your tour with a visit to Lekursi Castle, perched atop a hill overlooking Saranda and the Ionian Sea.

Explore Saranda's Gems: Butrint, Blue Eye, Ksamil & More

Explore Saranda's Gems: Butrint, Blue Eye, Ksamil & More

Discover the history, nature, and coastal charms of southern Albania on a guided day tour from Saranda. Admire the views from Lekuresi Castle, visit the Blue Eye Springs, explore the ruins at Butrint, and relax on Ksamil's beaches. Meet in the center of Saranda and head to your first destination, Lekuresi Castle, which is perched on a strategic hill overlooking the town of Saranda. Explore the castle and be captivated by the panoramic views of the town, the islands of Ksamil, and the distant shores of Corfu. Next, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Blue Eye Springs, a mesmerizing water spring where clear blue water bubbles forth from a deep pool. Dive into the mystery of this natural wonder and take some time to explore the surrounding oak and sycamore trees in the 180-hectare nature reserve. Continue your journey to Butrint National Park, and uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations. Explore the Trionch Palace, the Baptistery, the Basilica, the City Walls and Gates, the Acropolis, and numerous other significant sites. Conclude your tour at Ksamili and experience a breathtaking view of the sea, sun, and islands. Spend your free time relaxing and swimming in the crystal-clear waters, basking in the serene beauty of this idyllic setting, before heading back to Saranda.

Private Tour:Butrint Park-Blue Eye-Lekuresi Castle-Ksamil

Private Tour:Butrint Park-Blue Eye-Lekuresi Castle-Ksamil

Start your private tour in the morning from your chosen location in the quaint village of Ksamil and head straight out to your first destionation: Butrint National Park. Explore Butrint National Park, the most famous attraction in the south of Albania and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See for yourself why it is the most visited archaeological park in the country. On your way back, stop for a short visit to Lekursi Castle, build by Sultan Suleiman the Great. Marvel at the 360-degree view of the surrounding region. See if you can spot a magnificent island – Corfu – a historical city – Saranda – and a crystal clear lake – Butrinti Lake – from your ideal vantage point. Discover the strikingly turquoise natural spring of Blue Eye. This hidden natural place sits nestled between mountains, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of transparent water. It is so deep that it has yet to be measured to its full depth. Sit back and relax in the comfort of the car as you head back to Ksamil.

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Our today experience with Gazmir was great. We loved the individual approach, he was polite and kind. We could ask for many question from the history of Albania and also living here. We could adapt the plan based on our needs. He was like a genie from the lamp and fulfill all the wishes even those we haven’t said yet.

A very nice and interesting time, everything was quiet in every place, the guide Besnik was very nice and funny, he didn't rush us, we could spend as much time in a given place as we wanted. Beautiful places and views. We recommend!

The activity was really nice. Our guide Ledjon was really helpful, informative and sweet. Had a nice time. I would recommend the people to enjoy this half day trip:)

I enjoyed this tour very much, our tour guide was friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. This is a great way to see a few lovely spots in Albania :)

Excellent! Martin was really kind and knowledgeable.