The Albanian Adventure – Blue Eye
For the more adventurous ones, who wish to enjoy a different experience, the following one day cruise to the fascinating country of Albania is on offer.
Departing from the port of Corfu you will travel along the Albanian coasts and you will approach the port of Ag. Saranda city. Once your passports are checked, the local tourist guide will introduce you to the ancient city of Ag. Saranda.
An alternative which is highly recommended is an optional guided tour for those who wish to enjoy a 20km tour by coach on the south coast, with it’s virgin shores and scattered islands to Butrint and then Blue Eye.
Moving on from the mainland you will pass small picturesque villages, endless fertile plains leading to a great lake.
The highlight of your day will be the arrival at Butrint – designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1997.
Over the centuries, the ancient town had disappeared, under layers of silt and vegetation – but archaeologists have uncovered one of the best remaining of a working town in the Mediterranean. At the edge of the lake where the ancient city of Vouthrota is situated, with it’s well maintained archaeological monuments and ancient theatre, the visitor is taken 2500 years back in time to the 3rd century A.D. The ancient gymnasium, the Roman ablutions, the ancient temple with the priceless mosaic floor and the enormous stone walls will take you back to a time not known to man. Upon reaching the top of the hill, lies the castle of Ali Pasha, an oddment of the Ottoman Empire. From this position we have a panoramic view of the Ancient City, the lake and the vast plains, a breathtaking sight.
Upon your return to the city of Ag. Saranda the pre- arranged and paid for lunch is served.
After your meal, we head to the last destination which is the Blue Eye. A visit to this landscape will enchant and relax you, as it was once a relaxation landscape for the communist elite. Our guide will tell you all about the myth of this amazing natural phenomenon, seated under the shade of the green trees.
The afternoon will allow you for a short tour around the town, until your departure from the land caught up in time.
The tour in short words
09:30 departure from port of Corfu
10:05 arrival at port of Ag.Saranda
20 minutes for coffee in the town of Saranda.
1 hour and 20 minutes visit at the archaeological site of Butrint (guided)
1 hour for lunch in Saranda
1 hour visit at the Blue Eye (guided)
IMPORTANT NOTE: The visit in Blue Eye might be postponed at times (depended on the traffic and the amount of visitors). Instead it will be performed a visit at LEKOURSI Castle.
1 hour free time in the town of Saranda
Approx. at 18:30 return in Corfu and then by coach to resort
Passport or identity card, photo- or video camera, glasses, hat, comfortable shoes, carry with you a small bottle of water for the tour to archaeological monuments. Duty Free is available.
The cruise runs every: TUESDAY (As from 5/6/19) – WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY – FRIDAY (As from 5/6/19) – SATURDAY – SUNDAY (As from 5/6/19)
Booking Information needed
Specifically for Albania, all guests have to provide the following details well in advance, in order their VISA to be pre-arranged. Additionally, all travellers have to have their passports with them on the travelling day, otherwise they won’t be let get in the coach.
1.- SURNAME and GIVEN NAME
2.- FATHER’S NAME
4.- PASSPORT Number
5.- DATE OF BIRTH
6.- PLACE OF BIRTH
Without the above information we will be unable to book you on the cruise.
Cost per person
The trip (including coach transfers from resort to resort) = 30,00 Euro
The guided tour in Albania (lunch, transport and museum tickets are included) = 23,00 Euro
Port Taxes = 10,00 Euro
NOTE: Prior to embarkation the 10,00 Euro fee for the port expenses have to be paid to the hostess on board.
The sooner you decide to join the cruise the better it is, provided that seats on the boat are limited. Just text or call Eos Travel at Tel.: 0030 26630 91044 Fax: 0030 26630 91112 Mob.: 0030 6956 204 488 at least 24 hours prior to the travelling day.