A day trip to the city of Saranda and the archeological sites in Albania.The day starts from your hotel where the bus picks you up about 07.00 and your taken to the port of Corfu Town.The boat takes you to the port town of Agii Saranda whisch is situated in the southeast part of Albania, opposite the northeast part of Corfu's island (Greece) and 26 km close to the Greek borders. In ancient times the name of this town was Onchesmus.Fishing is another source of wealth and finally tourism, which has been growing slowly but steadily during the last nine years. The town of Saranda is built in amphitheatric style with three parallel roads. Four series of step stairs lead from the top of the hill of the town down to each promenade.
25 km away from Saranda town, near the traditional impressive stone built village of Musina, into a forest of hazelnuts, walnuts, cherries, pines and fir trees 177 meters above the sea level 18 springs come out the bottom of the earth and great a rare beauty the famous "Blue Eye", which is a geological phenomenon.
Because of its oval shaped form and of the water, which is coming out of the earth, deep blue in the center and the light blue at the sides it looks like a human eye. Nobody knows how deep it is. Divers who tried to reach the bottom because of the pressure of the water have managed to go only 45 meters deep. It has a rate of flow of 6 cubic meters of water per second and a water temperature of 13 Celsius degrees. Visitors throw a stone into the center of this spring, and after a while they see the same stone coming up again on the surface of it. This geological phenomenon is of tectonic origin. The water of it is believed to be a filtration from Drinos valley. These 18 springs provide water to "Bistrica" rive which is 25 km long and by an artificial channel built in 1958, its waters flow into the Ionian Sea.
The tour ends with the return to the boat and back to the island.
The ticket is for the return transfer by coach to your accommodation and the ferry.The bus tour of Saranda,entrance to the archeological site and lunch is an optional extra €23 euros per person payable onboard and an extra €10 for the rubbish disposal.
As days vary a day will be assigned to you upon arrival.
Tickets can be collected from Kavos excursions within mediterranean Blue Hotel or delivered to your accomodation.