The Blue Eye
The Blue Eye
4.5
10:30 - 17:00
Monday
10:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:00
Thursday
10:30 - 17:00
Friday
10:30 - 17:00
Saturday
10:30 - 17:00
Sunday
10:30 - 17:00
About
Venture out onto a viewing platform to take in the beauty of The Blue Eye, a natural spring with vibrant blue waters so clear you can see all the way to the bottom. Swimming is prohibited, allowing you to take some stunning photos. The lighting in the early morning is particularly magical. The spring is an easy hike from the parking area on paved roads—enjoy the walk through lush vegetation along the way and refresh at the small cafe before you make the return journey back to civilization. Visit during spring and autumn for fewer crowds. – Tripadvisor
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Kevin
Stockholm, Sweden4 contributions
Aug 2022
I'd say that the eye itself is somewhat exaggerated – I guess it looks like an eye if you go in with expectations that it will look like an eye. For me, the experience was the surrounding nature. Nice to take a stroll and take some photos. Be sure to get there early though – a lot of people want to take pictures and very limited parking space.

Also, from the parking you need to be prepared for a 20-30 minute semi-uphill hike in gazing sunlight. So think again if you bring kids and/or stroller.
Written 14 January 2023
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Sabrina R
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
We had such a good experience at this tailor. We came here and just wanted to buy one shirt per person but ended with 5 trousers and 6 shirts - all without feeling pressured. Chung was such a nice person and made the clothes exactly as we wanted it to. We would highly recommend this shop and we will probably keep in touch with them overseas if we should need tailored clothes again!
Written 7 December 2022
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Cinta Q
Barcelona, Spain104 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Spectacular place for all ages. Nature water clean and soooo blue!!! It’s worth it to see it. Easy acces and amazing park for an easy hiking.
Written 30 October 2022
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Michael W
Redding, CT1,076 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
One might think that once you’ve left your car in the main parking lot, you’re near to the attraction. We did and were wrong. After a bit of a slog up the hill to the ticket office you cross the bridge then it’s a good 1.5 miles or more of ups and downs to get to the site. It’s pretty hot here in the summer, so be prepared if you’re not in good shape (especially since there is no shade at all). It looked as though there might be additional handicapped parking much nearer but we didn’t verify this.

As far as the Eye itself, it’s quite interesting as the source of the spring still isn’t known and the volume of water emanating is quite significant. Unfortunately, viewing points are not extensive, so I don’t think I’d like to be there during the height of the season, as it was pretty busy even at the end of September. There is a nice cafe/bar/restaurant to refresh after the walk (and before the return) which is right on the edge of the resulting river.
Written 29 September 2022
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Mircea M
Bucharest, Romania126 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
I can tell you a lot . ... But my words doesn t matter . You must do everything to come here To see with your own eyes guys. From where you parking you can also make 20 minutes normal walking. Deserve, believe me🤗🤗
Written 7 September 2022
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PearlTravel
Alexandria, Egypt317 contributions
Sep 2021
It is a natural wondrous phenomenon, the Blue Eye - Also known as the Blue Hole - is worth the tiring trip of back roads for 5 hours. My Tip: go early morning to enjoy the sun-rays coming through the bush tree.
Written 28 July 2022
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Busker999
Tonbridge, UK888 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Beautiful lake. Clearly building a permanent car park and turnstiles for visitors. Bit of a walk down to the lake and very exposed to the sun though there are tree saplings which may provide shade eventually. Shame the officers are not concerned with the swimmers in the lake despite the signs. Good wildlife too.
Written 22 July 2022
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Wessam E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
South of Albania, 25 minutes drive from Saranda. It was the highlight of the trip. Amazing place with freezing cold crystal clear healing water. Not to be missed
Written 12 July 2022
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mpdrumond
Istanbul, Türkiye73 contributions
Jun 2022
10/jun
My wife and I stopped there on our way between Sarandë and Gjirokaster. There could be some more information about what to expect once you get there. It seems like you are visiting a stones-extraction facility. After parking, you will walk paved roads (sometimes they are a slope up) for about 20 minutes until you finally reach the Blue Eye. It is really beautiful, with its many-colors waters. I just wish they had some more signage/wayfinding devices to help you enjoy more your visit. Despite being forbidden, people will go in the water.
Written 12 July 2022
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Laurie423
Washington DC, DC37 contributions
Jun 2022
I thought it was pretty amazing. Easy to get to, parking was tough and we got the last spot in the bottom lot--pretty crowded but able to walk/get to eye easily. We walked up/down the paved sidewalk up to it and then walked back on the hiking trail--highly recommend for those who wear sturdy shoes and like hiking--same distance back to cars just off-roading. Water was beautiful, chilly! Gorgeous day too.
Written 6 July 2022
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