The Blue Eye

 Syri Kalter, in Albanian, is a natural spring and a mesmerizing natural phenomenon in Sarande’s hilly hinterland. What enthralls people about Syri Kalter is the way the sunlight catches the spring on a clear day, creating a deep shade of blue that glistens like an eye. This effect is caused by oxygen bubbles rising up from the bottom of the spring, which is at least 50 meters beneath the surface but may be much deeper. The location is also gorgeous, with oak and sycamore trees around the water, and a wooden platform positioned directly above the “Eye”.