Gjirokastra and Saranda Day Trip will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage Town situated in southern Albania.
Gjirokastra perches on the steep side of the Drino valley overlooking a historic landscape framed by snow-capped mountains. But not only, but Gjirokaster is also the birthplace of communist Enver Hoxha and one of Albania’s most famous writers Ismail Kadare.
Gjirokaster has one of the most beautiful fortresses in the country. As majestic as it looks from the outside is the same majestic on the inside. From the fortress, you can see the white houses and cobblestone streets of the town. This castle has a rich history.
In recent history, it’s served as a prison, first by the King of the Albanians, Zog I, then by the Nazis, and finally by the communist regime. Since 1971, it has served as a military museum. Visiting this place and viewing the dozens of war tanks, along with the United States Air Force plane that the Communists captured is free. If you would like to see artillery and memorabilia from the times of the Communist resistance against Nazi occupation
The view from the fortress is spectacular. This ‘city of a thousand steps’ comprises hundreds of Ottoman-style tower houses. Those are houses with distinctive stone roofs, wooden balconies, and whitewashed stone walls.
Dominated by the sheer flanks of its vast castle, surely Gjirokastra is a magical city with a tumultuous past.
Visiting the Blue Eye of Albania should be on everyone’s bucket list. This day tour of the Blue Eye is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of the most beautiful attractions of the Balkans.
The blue eye is a natural phenomenon, it is a spring of water that gushes furiously from the depths of the unknown to the surface. You can see the water rumbling from your point of view. The phenomenon looks like an eye and the vegetation that surrounds it look like eyelashes.
The colors of the water are incredible. The blue. green is a reflection of the nature that surrounds it and the depths the water gushes from. The place looks like it comes out straight from a fairytale where fairies and nymphs live to escape the noise of the city.
This place is located in a remote area, and the road to reach it is a bit bumpy, but worth the trip.
The river Bushtrica that flows in this area makes the trip even better as it gives the landscape a perfect scenic view.
In this Blue Eye day tour, you will also enjoy the refreshments the area offers but also you can enjoy a swim in the freezing cold waters. What is interesting about this place is that divers have attempted to reach the bottom to see its depth but they haven’t reached the bottom. This place is a natural monument surrounded by sycamore trees and bushes that make it more magical.
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As soon as we arrive to Saranda Port, we take the drive and visit the first destination, Gjirokastra city, which is a part of UNESCO. Walking through the cobble streets of the old town and taking a visit to the old castle and its museum, it takes up to 2 hours.
On the way back to Saranda, we will visit to the Blue Eye Spring and get amazed from its beauty.
After we arrive to Saranda, we will visit the Jewish synagogue in the town. Next, it is free time in Saranda till we will transfer you to the port for departure.