The Blue Eye or “Syri i Kaltër” in albanian, is a water spring and natural phenomenon occurring near Muzinë in Vlorë County. Definitely, it is a must-visit site if you have already made up your mind to visit Albania.
You will find people call it: a fairy tale-like spring, beautiful, colorful, unique, surreal beauty, etc. However, the best way to describe its beauty, it is to see it with your own eyes.
Considered a natural jewel, the wonder of Blue Eye in Albania, attracts so many tourist from around the world.
A popular tourist attraction, the clear blue water of the river bubbles forth from a stunning deep pool. Divers have descended to fifty meters, but it is still unclear what the actual depth of the carst hole is. The water that comes out has a constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. The Blue Eye spring, is the initial water source of Bistricë river, 25 km long, which ends in the Ionian Sea south of Sarandë.
The source stands at an altitude of 152 m and has a discharge rate of 18400 l/s. The immediate area (180 ha) is a nature reserve and is characterized by oak and sycamore trees. In summer 2004, the source was temporarily dried up, then it was revived again.
An important tip for those who’d rather avoid the crowds with tourist is to try visiting it during the off-season.