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The Blue Eye (Syri i Kaltër)
The Blue Eye (Syri i Kaltër)

The Blue Eye (Syri i Kaltër)

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20 km outside Sarandë, Albania
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Kaunas, Lithuania

One of the prettiest sights in Europe! A lot of people refer to it as a "natural phenomenon". The water of this spring is light turquoise so you can imagine how picturesque that looks! Can't miss this place! Bring your swimsuits!

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Cambridge, UK

Although it’s a short drive inland from the coast, the Blue Eye belongs on any itinerary for the Albanian Riviera because you won’t want to miss it. It takes around 30 minutes to drive from Saranda due east to the Blue Eye spring. Amazing nature – but it is the most crowded place I visited in Albania.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

One of the most outstanding natural phenomena I've seen. Pure, blue, cold water gushes up out of an underground river and surfaces to the pleasure of bathers. The clear blue water then flows downstream through the most beautifully colored river. Located 20 km up into the mountains from Sarande. Worth it to get here and make sure you come to swim. For non-swimmers, there is a cafe over the water.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

We went on an excursion from Sarande and can travel in half a day or enjoy a whole day. It is a natural pool called Blue Eye by the epicenter of its waters. It is mutating to all the colors of celestial until you find that intense blue that marks its greatest depth. The Albanians go there for a walk as a family. You can get in the water on hot days, take a picnic or lunch at the restaurant (very delicious food, by the way). We also saw that couples go there to take their wedding photos or even to celebrate together with their families. That's right ... the water is very cold !!!

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Pisek, Czech Republic
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It's a magical place: a hypnotic natural pool, with intense blue water on the inside, like the iris of an eye. It is located in the middle of forests of hazelnuts, nuts, cherries and pines, about 22 km east of Saranda on the way to Gjirokastra. This natural phenomenon is an imposing source of water, very, very cold, that emerges from the center of the earth through a hole more than fifty meters deep. An attraction of the place is throwing stones in the center of the eye, and wait to see how they are returned to the surface after a while.

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