Ermak Travel Guide

 

 

The Blue Eye Spring 

The Blue Eye Spring 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

Description of The Blue Eye Spring

Location: Saranda

The Blue Eye Spring is a natural geological formation of karst origin near Saranda, the capital of Saranda district in Albania. The Blue Eye Spring is located in the village of Muzina, Delvinsky District, near the Delvina-Gyrokaster national road. This is the largest and most interesting source among the 18 sources in this region. Its round shape and blue water color give the impression of a natural eye. From here begins the river Bistrita (Fast). Divers dived to a depth of more than fifty meters, but no one could determine the exact depth of the Blue Eye. Near the spring there is a small place for a picnic.

 

 

 

Legend of the Blue Eye Spring
Local legends say that in the area around the spring, the Blue Eye in ancient times was inhabited by an evil dragon. He stole local virgins and dragged them to a secret cave, where he ate them. Finally the hero came and killed the dragon. The body of the beast was burned, but its eye was thrown out. He became the source of the Blue Eye spring and the source of the Bistrita River. The source of this legend is still contested by local elders. Some consider this legend as the struggle between evil and good. Others believe that the legend symbolizes the struggle of man for overcoming the evil or blind forces of nature and paves the way for life; but at the same time remaining depending on nature.

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

Getting here is pretty easy. You can choose a day trip with daily trips from Saranda, or you can rent a car and get here by GPS. You can also take a taxi for 30 euros. The road to the spring. The blue eye leads through winding, steep mountain roads through different landscapes; from palm trees on the shore to green and mountain forests.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips