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One day trip to Saranda City, Butrint National Park & Blue Eye

Departing Port: Corfu Main Port View pickup points
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Our single-day cruise to the fascinating country of Albania is aimed at adventurous travellers seeking something out of the ordinary.

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Our single-day cruise to the fascinating country of Albania is aimed at adventurous travellers seeking something out of the ordinary. From the Port of Corfu, we follow the Albanian coast to the city port of Saranda. After a short coffee break in Saranda, a 20 km guided coach tour of the south coast’s virgin shores and scattered islands is available for those who want it. Leaving the mainland again, we pass small picturesque villages and endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake.

The highlight of your day will be a visit to Butrint – an U NESCO World Heritage site. Over the centuries, the ancient town had disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation. In recent years, however, archaeologists have uncovered some of the finest working town remains in the Mediterranean. At the edge of the lake is the ancient city of Vouthrota. The Venetian Tower near the entrance, the ancient theatre, the Temple of Asclepius, the ancient gymnasium, the Roman Baths, the Roman Baptistery with its priceless mosaic floor, the Lion gate and the enormous Cyclopean walls will transport you back in time from 2,500 years till the 3rd century A.D. At the top of the hill stands the Venetian Castle, offering breath-taking, panoramic views of the ancient city, the lake and the vast plains below. Lunch is served upon your return to Saranda, after which there is a visit to Blue Eye – an underground spring more than 50 meters deep that creates a lake whose turquoise waters will fill you with feelings of energy and peace. In the afternoon, there will be a walking tour of Saranda, after which we finally depart this land that time forgot.
Join us and explore Mainland Albania – a truly magical place!

Highlights
  • Coach transfer to and from the hotel and the Port of Corfu
  • Full day with a professional guide
  • Explore the ancient city of Butrint
  • Lunch at a sea view restaurant in Saranda
  • Visit to Blue Eye
  • Guided walking tour of the city and free time
  • Amazing landscape view of the Corfiot and Albanian coastline.
Live Guide
The guided tour will be in English every day, in German every day except Saturday, in French every day except Sunday and in Russian every Friday

Itinerary

Greek Time

08:50 Passport control and duty free shopping
  • 09:00 Boarding and on-board check in
  • 09:20 Departure from the main Port of Corfu
  • 10:35 Arrival at the main Port of Albania (Saranda). Passport control and coach boarding
  • 11:15 Arrival at the archaeological area of Butrint. Tour lasts between 90-110 minutes depending on age. The
    tour for elderly or disabled guests will include 70% of the archaeological area (with a separate guide when necessary). There is a small bar/ kiosk at the entrance to the site. Public bathroom facilities are available at the end of the tour in the Venetian Castle on the Acropolis hill.
  • 13:00 Departure from Butrint
  • 13:30 Arrival at the restaurant in Saranda for a buffet-style lunch
  • 14:30 Departure from the restaurant
  • 15:15 Arrival at Blue Eye
  • 15:45 Departure from Blue Eye
  • 16:35 Free time to stroll around the city
  • 17:35 Coach boarding and departure from the Saranda city centre
  • 17:45 Arrival at the Port of Saranda. Passport control, boarding
  • 17:55 Departure from the Port of Saranda
19.00 Arrival at the main Port of Corfu. Disembarkation and passport control

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