The Blue Eye
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The Blue Eye, known locally as "Syri i Kaltër," is a stunning natural water spring located near the town of Sarandë in southern Albania. It's one of Albania's most famous natural wonders and a must-visit for anyone traveling in the region. The spring is famed for its incredibly clear, vibrant blue water, which forms a pool with a depth that reaches over 50 meters. The source of the spring is a deep, mysterious underwater cave that has yet to be fully explored.

Visitors are immediately struck by the mesmerizing colour of the water, which transitions from a light, translucent azure at the edges to a deep, hypnotic blue at the centre where the spring originates. The pool is surrounded by a dense forest of oak and sycamore trees, making it an ideal setting for nature lovers.

While swimming in the spring itself is generally prohibited to preserve its natural beauty, there are adjacent streams and smaller pools where visitors can take a dip. The water is incredibly pure but also quite cold, as it comes directly from underground springs.

Apart from enjoying the breath-taking views, the area around the Blue Eye offers opportunities for various outdoor activities. Walking trails wind through the surrounding forest, offering a peaceful setting for a hike. Some of the trails lead to vantage points that offer panoramic views of the entire spring and surrounding landscape. The area is also rich in biodiversity, and birdwatchers might spot species such as kingfishers and other woodland birds.

The Blue Eye has become increasingly popular as a tourist destination, and amenities like restaurants and souvenir shops are available for visitors. However, the natural beauty of the spring remains its main draw, captivating all who visit with its ethereal blue waters.

In summary, the Blue Eye is a mesmerizing natural phenomenon that provides a unique and refreshing experience for travellers. Whether you're interested in photography, nature walks, or simply absorbing the beauty of this natural wonder, the Blue Eye offers a tranquil escape and stands as one of Albania's must-see destinations. Its stunning blue waters and serene surroundings make it an unforgettable stop for any visitor to southern Albania.

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Geeky Facts about The Blue Eye

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The bottom of the Blue Eye spring is deeper than 50 meters

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The water pressure is extremely high

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The average temperature of the water is 10 C.

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