Blue Eye, Albania

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The Blue Eye, Albania
The Blue Eye, Albania

The Blue Eye (Albanian: Syri i kaltër) is a water spring and natural phenomenon occurring near Muzinë in Vlorë County, Albania. A popular tourist attraction, the clear blue water of the river bubbles forth from a stunning, more than fifty-metre-deep pool. Divers have descended to fifty metres, but it is still unclear what the actual depth of the karst hole is.[1]

This is the initial water source of Bistricë river , 25 km long, which ends in the Ionian Sea south of Sarandë.[2]

The source stands at an altitude of 152 m and has a discharge rate of 18400 l/s.[3]

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.

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  1. ^ Gillian Gloyer (2008). Albania: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 196–. ISBN 978-1-84162-246-0. 
  2. ^ Tom Masters (2007). Eastern Europe. Lonely Planet. pp. 67–. ISBN 978-1-74104-476-8. 
  3. ^ Andrzej J. Witkowski; Andrzej Kowalczyk; Jaroslav Vrba (August 24, 2007). Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping: IAH-Selected Papers. IAH - Selected Papers on Hydrogeology. 11. Taylor & Francis. p. 203. ISBN 978-0415445610. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 

Coordinates: 39°55′25″N 20°11′34″E / 39.9236111111°N 20.1927777778°E / 39.9236111111; 20.1927777778