Alina Nilia
[Alina Nilia]
2017-10-01 21:14:54

Albanian blue waters

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Theme

blue waters

Description

Albania is an amazing country, with amazing natural exhibits. The most striking thing that flowed me around the country was the blue waters. Either deep transparent blue or thick whitish-blue, or the mottled view of the sea with different depths. Also I have to mention that the hole county is a big mountain. Anywhere you will go you will be in the mountains, in the north, in the capital or at the sea, the edges will be everywhere. The north of the country, the Albanian Alps are the most amazing mountains of all. The tour focuses n natural wanders of Albania, but it takes you also to the capital (Tirana) and to the 3 UNESCO Heritage monuments in the country: Berat, Gjirokastra and Butrin. As warnings: - don't drive at night - be ware of possible animals crossing the road: goats, sheep, donkeys

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Bucharest Albanian blue waters

Bucharest

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Hotel Craiovita Albanian blue waters

Hotel Craiovita

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End of day 1 Albanian blue waters

End of day 1

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Bridge over Danube Albanian blue waters

Bridge over Danube

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Romanian Border Albanian blue waters

Romanian Border

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Iron Gates II Albanian blue waters

Iron Gates II

Serbian Border  Albanian blue waters

Serbian Border

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Mountain Pass Nacionalni park „Kopaonik

Mountain Pass Nacionalni park „Kopaonik"

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Špiljani - Serbian Country Border Albanian blue waters

Špiljani - Serbian Country Border

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Dracenovac - Montenegro Country Border Albanian blue waters

Dracenovac - Montenegro Country Border

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Zeleni Raj  Albanian blue waters

Zeleni Raj

[commercial] [ hotel ]

Description

we really don't recommend staying here. Maybe you can find a better place on the way
End of day 2 Albanian blue waters

End of day 2

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Guci/Gusinje - Montenegro Country Border Albanian blue waters

Guci/Gusinje - Montenegro Country Border

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Vermosh - Albanian Country Border Albanian blue waters

Vermosh - Albanian Country Border

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Unpaved road Albanian blue waters

Unpaved road

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Asphalted road Albanian blue waters

Asphalted road

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Wooden Bridge Albanian blue waters

Wooden Bridge

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Wooden Bridge Albanian blue waters

Wooden Bridge

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SH 20 Albanian blue waters

SH 20

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Description

SH 20 is a newly asphalted mountain road. The views are amazing. It is included in the most dangerous roads because it was a one lane dirt road that was doable only with a 4x4 car or motorcycle. Now is a smooth and safe road. It has some steep portions, but nothing to worry about. The trip itself and the view are amazing. Also there is very little traffic because people don't know about it. It was hard to find on internet information about the road state, if it is asphalted, etc. But now I can confirm it is brand new and finished and i will take you to Hani i Hotit and national road 1 (SH1).

warnings

- don't drive at night - be ware of the animals on the road (sheep, donkeys) - beware of the falling rocks - the lanes are really narrow, so you have to slow down when you meet another car. - if it is winter, the road might get closed due to heavy snow
Blue river Albanian blue waters

Blue river

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Description

This is the motif of this trip, this clear, blueish mountain water. It is really cold.

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Leqet e Hotit Albanian blue waters

Leqet e Hotit

[objective] [ mountain pass ]

Description

Leqet e Hotit is a mountain pass at an elevation of 684 meters above the sea level.

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View point Albanian blue waters

View point

Description

You can stop the car and see the road you just came on (Leqet e Hotit). It is a great view of the area and the winding road.

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SH 21 - road to Theth Albanian blue waters

SH 21 - road to Theth

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Description

The road is taking you in the hearth of the mountains

warnings

one lane for both directions. The road is asphalted in the beginning but in the end there are 16 km unpaved road. - don't g if it is raining or if it is snowing. - don't go unless you still have 2 hours of light. It is not a road you want to make by night.

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Designed viewpoint Albanian blue waters

Designed viewpoint

Description

This road is amazing. From here you have a great view of the valley

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Qafe e Terthores Albanian blue waters

Qafe e Terthores

[objective] [ mountain pass ]

Description

You get an amazing view from here. This is a mountain pass in the Albanian Alps taking you from Koplik to Theth. It is at 1685 m above sea level. Also know as Qafa e Thorës.

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Dangerous, single lane, unpaved road  Albanian blue waters

Dangerous, single lane, unpaved road

Description

The road from here it is an unpaved single lane road that requires a 4x4 car. We did it with a Volkswagen Golf, so it is possible to do it with a street car, but you have to be very careful at the road, at the rocks and at the crazy local drivers. If you are not sure, you can leave your car here and take a car that transports people to the village of Theth.

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Villa Gjeçaj Folk & Design Albanian blue waters

Villa Gjeçaj Folk & Design

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Description

We loved this place. Is family run complex with great accommodation and great food. The design is interesting and appropriate for the region. The views from here are amazing. The family promotes tourism to Theth Valley with their website: http://thethi-guide.com/ You can find out more abou this place here: https://www.facebook.com/VillaGjecajTheth/

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End of day 3 Albanian blue waters

End of day 3

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Description

Make sure you get up early as you have a 26 km walk next day
Road to Blue Eye Albanian blue waters

Road to Blue Eye

Description

This road will take you to the Blue Eye. This is the only road accessible with a car for all the people living in this area. So you will meet from time to time some cars.

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Panorama over the surrounding mountains Albanian blue waters

Panorama over the surrounding mountains

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Water canal Albanian blue waters

Water canal

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Description

You will cross a man made canal capturing water from the stream to provide it to the Electric Plant of Ndërlysa.

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Wooden bridge over amazing blue water Albanian blue waters

Wooden bridge over amazing blue water

[objective] [ bridge ]

Description

This bridge will show you the blue waters below and the stone formation near by.

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Wooden ladder Albanian blue waters

Wooden ladder

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River crossing Albanian blue waters

River crossing

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The Blue Eye Theth (Syri kaltër) Albanian blue waters

The Blue Eye Theth (Syri kaltër)

[objective] [ lake ]

Description

One of the most amazing places you will see in this journey it is this lake formed by a small waterfall. The water is purely blue and very cold (you cannot stay 10 seconds with your feet in the water cold). This lake is formed by the Black River (weird ey?) formed only from the melting snow in the Albanian Alps. the lake is about 100 m2 and about 3 to 5 meters of depth. It is quite big, the pictures don't do it justice. To avoid confusions, there are 2 Blue Eyes in Albania: There is this Blue Eye of Theth - a lake formed by a waterfall, and there is the Blue Eye near Sarandë in Vlorë County, which is more accessible and more popular. The second one is a water spring (a different phenomena) and this tour will take you there.

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Wood terrace Albanian blue waters

Wood terrace

Description

You can stay here in an improvised terrace, drink a soda and admire the blue of the lake.

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Stone formation Albanian blue waters

Stone formation

[objective] [ rock formation ]

Description

This are created by floods of the Black River. In the Spring time they are filled with the blue water creating an amazing view. In the summer the water is little, but still a great view.

warnings

-be ware not to slip
Nanrreth River hicking Albanian blue waters

Nanrreth River hicking

[objective] [ river ]

Description

We decided to stray from the path and hike on the river bank. You can go on the main path if you don't like climbing boulders.

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View of the Grunas Waterfall  Albanian blue waters

View of the Grunas Waterfall

[objective] [ waterfall ]

Description

On the right side you will see the Grunas Waterfall. Because it was late, we decided not to make this 30 minutes detour to the waterfall. But if you have the time, we recommend you to go. This waterfall is best in the spring when if gathers the water from melting snow

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Bridge Albanian blue waters

Bridge

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Kula Albanian blue waters

Kula

[objective] [ building ]

Description

This stone building offers protection to those in need. It all starts with the meaning of the revenge

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view of the Theth Church Albanian blue waters

view of the Theth Church

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End of day 4 Albanian blue waters

End of day 4

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road  

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Restaurant Albanian blue waters

Restaurant

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Koman Hydroelectric Power Station Albanian blue waters

Koman Hydroelectric Power Station

Description

Koman Hydroelectric Power Station is a large hydroelectric power station built on the Drin River. The dam is 130m tall and was completed in 1985, but the reservoir was filled with water at full capacity in 1986. On Drin River there are 3 Power Station. First one is Vau i Dejës Hydroelectric Power Station back near Skhoder, the Koman Power Station is the second, and there is another one at Fierza Hydroelectric Power Station. A masterpiece of the communism regime.

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Rozafa Ferry & Accommodation Albanian blue waters

Rozafa Ferry & Accommodation

[commercial] [ hotel ]

Description

This is a place where we don't recommend you to stay. You can spend the night in Shkodër and wake up early to catch the 9 am ferry. Be aware that before reaching this place you will have to go up and then enter the carved mountain so you can arrive above the hydro power.
End of day 5 Albanian blue waters

End of day 5

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Berisha Ferry Albanian blue waters

Berisha Ferry

Description

Yo have to make a reservation at https://komanilakeferry.com/en/timetables-and-prices/. You will pay for number of people (5 euro/person) and for the car (5 euro / square meter)

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River from Theth Albanian blue waters

River from Theth

[objective] [ river ]

Description

The river you see here is the one that comes from Theth, the one you have been hiking abround 2 days ago. It offers a new perspective.

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Komani Lake Albanian blue waters

Komani Lake

[objective] [ lake ]

Description

The trip on this lake take around 2 and a half hours, but there won't be any dull moments. Every turn will provide new and new surprises. This point is at the peak of this experience, where the view is incredible. A funny feeling about it is that is so winding that you can no see where you came from or where you are going. The rocks overlap in such a way that you can imagine coming from there. I can definitely say that this was the best experience and view from our 2 week Albanian tour.
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BUJTINA Valbonë Albanian blue waters

BUJTINA Valbonë

[commercial] [ hotel ]

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Old Mill Albanian blue waters

Old Mill

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rock formations Albanian blue waters

rock formations

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End of day 6 Albanian blue waters

End of day 6

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Valbona / Valbonë Valley Albanian blue waters

Valbona / Valbonë Valley

[objective] [ valley ]

Description

The Valbonë Valley National Park (Albanian: Parku Kombëtar Lugina e Valbonës) is a national park inside the Albanian Alps. From here you can hike to Theth in about 6-8 hours.

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One lane road Albanian blue waters

One lane road

[warning] [ traffic ]

Description

This is a one lane road. So be careful at every turn.
Fierza Reservoir Albanian blue waters

Fierza Reservoir

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Fierza Reservoir Albanian blue waters

Fierza Reservoir

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National Highway Albanian blue waters

National Highway

[objective] [ road ]

Description

The Albania–Kosovo Highway (Rruga e Kombit in Albanian ), is a four-lane highway constructed from 2006. It is a great road, cutting mountains. It is very spectacular. It i Albania most ambitious project in decades and it cost over one billion euros.

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The road is pretty bad. Albanian blue waters

The road is pretty bad.

[warning] [ traffic ]

Description

You can continue your trip ahead to Tirana. We decided to make a detour in this high hills.
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Old neighborhood of Krujë Albanian blue waters

Old neighborhood of Krujë

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Castle Of Kruja Albanian blue waters

Castle Of Kruja

[objective] [ castle ]

Description

Castle Of Kruja (Kalaja e Krujës in Albanian)

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Muzeu Kombëtar Gjergj Kastrioti Albanian blue waters

Muzeu Kombëtar Gjergj Kastrioti

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Muzeu Etnografik Kruje Albanian blue waters

Muzeu Etnografik Kruje

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Sunset Albanian blue waters

Sunset

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Royal Vila Hotel Albanian blue waters

Royal Vila Hotel

[commercial] [ hotel ]
End of day 7 Albanian blue waters

End of day 7

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Tirana Free Tour Albanian blue waters

Tirana Free Tour

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Description

The meeting point is at the Opera House. The tour starts everyday at 10:00 am and it will take you on a 2h trip along the controversial and weird history of Albanian Country. Our guide, Gaza, will take you to his brutal and honest memories of his childhood and youth. One of the most memorable thing he said is about his mom, in 1992 after the communism felt, that they had bananas imported in the country and they saw them for the first time. His mother didn't want to eat them because "she didn't trust bananas". His stories will make you understand and relive those days of terror and fear. For more information check out their site: http://www.tiranafreetour.com/free-tour.html

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Main Square Albanian blue waters

Main Square

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Clock Tower Albanian blue waters

Clock Tower

[objective] [ tower ]
BUNK'ART 2 Albanian blue waters

BUNK'ART 2

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National Art Museum Albanian blue waters

National Art Museum

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Justinian Fortress Wall Albanian blue waters

Justinian Fortress Wall

[objective] [ wall ]
George W. Bush Street Albanian blue waters

George W. Bush Street

[objective] [ street ]
Albanian Parliament Albanian blue waters

Albanian Parliament

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Catholic Cathedral Saint Paul Albanian blue waters

Catholic Cathedral Saint Paul

[objective] [ church ]
Pyramid of Tirana Albanian blue waters

Pyramid of Tirana

[objective] [ building ]
Bunker and Berlin Wall Albanian blue waters

Bunker and Berlin Wall

[objective] [ building ]

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Enver Hoxha House Albanian blue waters

Enver Hoxha House

[objective] [ house ]

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de sters Albanian blue waters

de sters

[objective] [ monastery ]
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End of Tour Albanian blue waters

End of Tour

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BUNK'ART Albanian blue waters

BUNK'ART

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Panorama Hotel Restaurant Albanian blue waters

Panorama Hotel Restaurant

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Royal Vila Hotel Albanian blue waters

Royal Vila Hotel

[commercial] [ hotel ]
End of day 8 Albanian blue waters

End of day 8

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Leaving Tirana Albanian blue waters

Leaving Tirana

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arrive at the River Erzen Albanian blue waters

arrive at the River Erzen

Description

We manage to go through the water. Be careful at the water level.

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River Erzen Albanian blue waters

River Erzen

[objective] [ river ]

Description

The water is a blue-whitish color.
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Elbasan Castle Albanian blue waters

Elbasan Castle

[objective] [ castle ]

Description

It was in renvation, so we didn't walk to much. It looks promising.

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Hotel Osumi Albanian blue waters

Hotel Osumi

[commercial] [ hotel ]

Description

The Hotel is in an old building right at the border of the Old Neighbohood.

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Old Town Albanian blue waters

Old Town

[objective] [ neighborhood ]

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Gorica Albanian blue waters

Gorica

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City Center Albanian blue waters

City Center

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End of day 9 Albanian blue waters

End of day 9

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Bogoves Waterfall Albanian blue waters

Bogoves Waterfall

[objective] [ waterfall ]

Description

Bogoves Waterfall (Ujvara e Bogovës)

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[warning] [ orientation ]

Description

stop the car
Osumi Canyon Albanian blue waters

Osumi Canyon

[objective] [ canyon ]

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Bridge over Osumi Canyon Albanian blue waters

Bridge over Osumi Canyon

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Flag's Panoramic Loop Albanian blue waters

Flag's Panoramic Loop

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Hotel Osumi Albanian blue waters

Hotel Osumi

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End of day 10 Albanian blue waters

End of day 10

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Gjirokaster Castle Albanian blue waters

Gjirokaster Castle

[objective] [ castle ]

Description

Kalaja e Argjirose

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Arms Museum Albanian blue waters

Arms Museum

[objective] [ museum ]

Description

Muzeu i Armeve

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make a right  Albanian blue waters

make a right

[warning] [ orientation ]
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hydroelectric power station  

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The Blue Eye Sarandë Albanian blue waters

The Blue Eye Sarandë

[objective] [ spring ]

Description

Syri i Kaltër

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End of day 11 Albanian blue waters

End of day 11

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Ksamil Albanian blue waters

Ksamil

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Butrint Albanian blue waters

Butrint

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Venetian Tower Albanian blue waters

Venetian Tower

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Temple of Asclepius Albanian blue waters

Temple of Asclepius

[objective] [ ruins ]

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Theatre Albanian blue waters

Theatre

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Roman Bath-house Albanian blue waters

Roman Bath-house

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Dwellings with atrium Albanian blue waters

Dwellings with atrium

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Gymnasium Albanian blue waters

Gymnasium

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Triconch Palace Albanian blue waters

Triconch Palace

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11. Baptistery  Albanian blue waters

11. Baptistery

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12. Nymphaeum Albanian blue waters

12. Nymphaeum

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13. Basilica Albanian blue waters

13. Basilica

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Gate Albanian blue waters

Gate

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Lion's Gate Albanian blue waters

Lion's Gate

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Venetian Castle and Museum Albanian blue waters

Venetian Castle and Museum

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Venecian Triangle Castle Albanian blue waters

Venecian Triangle Castle

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Kakome beach Albanian blue waters

Kakome beach

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Gjipe Beach Albanian blue waters

Gjipe Beach

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