GUIDE TO NEARBY ACTIVITIES AND CULTURAL SITES
Butrint with its hinterland constitutes an exceptional cultural landscape, which has developed organically over many centuries. Butrint has escaped aggressive development of the type that has reduced the heritage value of most historic landscapes in the Mediterranean region. It constitutes a very rare combination of archaeology and nature. The property is a microcosm of Mediterranean history, with occupation dating from 50 000 BC, at its earliest evidence, up to the 19th century AD. Visit this incredible site only 3km away from us.
The Blue Eye Spring is a magical place; Lonely Planet calls it: a hypnotic pool of deep blue water surrounded by electric-blue edges like the iris of an eye.This deep subsurface well, or “blue hole,” as they are often called, is breathtaking.
Reaching unknown depths, this natural spring in Albania’s Delvinë District(about 30km from us) is fed by an underground spring. Tourists travel from miles around for a glimpse of its natural beauty. Its name means “Blue Eye,” and it is mesmerizing to gaze into its portal.
In 2005, Gjirokastra was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the importance of its architecture and unique values.Gjirokastra is inscribed as rare examples of an architectural character typical of the Ottoman period. Itwas built by major landowners. Around the ancient 13th century citadel, the town has houses with turrets (the Turkish kule ) which are characteristic of the Balkans region. Gjirokastra contains several remarkable examples of houses of this type, which date from the 17th century, but also more elaborate examples dating from the early 19th century.
Saranda is the main and closest city to our hotel. Saranda makes a great night out with its many clubs, bars, restaurants and many tourist attractions throughout the city. If you are looking to spend the night in a crowded, lively and full of activities Saranda is the place to go.
Visit the beautifully preserved Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO world heritage site, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical “repertoire” came to be successfully applied to local artistic traditions. Palaces, fortresses, austere public buildings of the Venetian rule uniquely blend with lines of drying washing in tiny alleyways and small secluded squares. Strolling through a complex of narrow cobbled streets with stairways and vaulted passages, the so-called “kantounia”, will make you feel as if you’ve travelled to Genoa or Naples. This Greek island is only an hour boat ride from Saranda. Day trips to and from Corfu are very popular among many tourists.
Our hotel and resort is located among many beatiful sites that are sometimes reachable only by boat. We can help you schedule boat tours for you and your family through third party boat owners. The sites below are some of the most popular once but there are many more that you can explore. Please let us know if you are interested to book a boat while staying at our hotel.