Blue Eye

Blue Eye is a unique water spring and natural phenomenon in Albania. A popular tourist attraction, the clear blue water of the river bubbles forth from a stunning, more than fifty-metre-deep pool. Divers have descended to fifty metres, but it is still unclear what the actual depth of the karst hole is.

Lekursi Castle

Built in the 16th century (circa 1537), Lekursi Castle is located on the top of a hill, overlooking Sarandë. There are excellent views of Corfu and the islands of Ksamil from the castle, and inside you’ll find a nice restaurant which is frequently visited by tourists.

Butrint National Park and Butrint Museum

Olive-shaded archaeological site home to the Greek, Roman & medieval remains of the city of Butrint. Interesting things to see in Butrint include the Greek amphitheatre (later remodeled by the Romans), the baptistry, the cathedral, the lion’s gate, and the museum which includes many interesting artifacts found in the area. The Venetian Fortress in the territory of the park is a home to Butrint museum with a great exposition of the rich and complex history of the site. Due to its archaeological importance in 1992 the remains of Butrint were included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Synagogue Complex

These ruins of a 5th-century synagogue are located right in the heart of town and provide evidence of one of the earliest Balkan-Jewish communities. The synagogue had been converted into a basilica during the 6th century.

The 40 Saints monastery

The Forty Saints Monastery is a ruined monastery in Saranda, Albania, dedicated to the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste. The monastery dates back to the 6th century AD, and it is thought to have been an important regional pilgrimage site.