Top 5 Must Do's in SarandaEdit This
This beautiful spot along the Mediterranean Riviera contains several Saranda Must Do's
for your stay. This is a very leisurely destination in a normally crowded region. The surrounding area is full of history and beautiful scenery.
You are also a short ferry ride to the Greek Island of Corfu.
1. Explore Butrint
You should not miss exploring the ancient city of Butrint. This city
is one of the only ancient sites that is completely unspoiled. It is a
UNESCO World Heritage site. This city was built by the Illyrians. There
is a museum that looks over the entire site and you should not miss the
city walls, amphitheatre, baptistery covered in mosaics and the temple
2. Check Lekursi Castle
Another beautiful historic site is the Lekursi Castle. This castle
is 2 km from the town on the dominant hill of the horizon. This castle
was constructed in the 15th century in order for the Sultan to conquer
the nearby island of Corfu. From the castle you can get some
breathtaking views of the coast. Inside the castle is a restaurant and
cafe, which is a more expensive dining option in this area.
3. Blue Eye Water Spring
The Blue Eye Water Spring is nearby and makes a great spot to cool
off after exploring Butrint. The spring is surrounded by fir, cherry,
pine, walnut and hazelnut trees. The water is a deep blue at the center
and lighter blue at the edges, giving the spring its name, the Blue
Eye. This spring was not open to the public during the time of
communism, though today you can swim in the pool. It is chilly at about
10 degrees Celsius. There is also a restaurant located at the Blue Eye
4. Visit Lukova - A Traditional Village
There are several nearby villages that are worth a visit. These
villages are very traditional and a great way to experience the culture
of Albania. Lukova is just 30 minutes from Saranda, and set among
plantations of orange trees and Ulinjsh. Nearby are the Bunecit caves
and many beautiful beaches.
5. Turkish Ruins at Borshi
Borshi is primarily a Muslim village that is found in the ancient section of Albania. In the village is a Roman Village. There is not much known about the village before 1258, but the spot was eventually taken in 1431 by the Turks. There are still village fortifications that can be viewed by walking up to the castle rock. There is also a madrese and ruined mosque found below the castle from the rein of Ali Pasha.
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