- Visit one of Albania’s top tourist attractions
- Explore a treasure of Byzantine architecture
The ideal shore trip for cruise passengers, this guided sightseeing tour departs from the port of Saranda and takes you up to Lekursi Castle, from where you can enjoy stunning views of the town, before heading on to the famous Blue Eye Spring. A natural phenomenon surrounded by virgin forest, the pool’s wonderfully blue waters fill a hole of enormous depth and have almost hypnotic qualities. It’s among the most popular day-trip destinations in this part of the country and an unmissable stop if you have any time on land.
Between the castle and the spring your air-conditioned coach will pause briefly at the Monastery Church of St. Mary in Mesopotam. Built by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Monomac, it is among the most significant monuments of that period and a fascinating stopover where your guide will explain its history.