Blue Eye, Albania
|Blue Eye (Syri i Kaltër)|
|Location||Vlorë County, Albania|
Protected area of Albania
The Blue Eye (Albanian: "Syri i kaltër", Greek: Γαλάζιο Μάτι) 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.
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.
- Media related to Syri i kalter at Wikimedia Commons
- Gillian Gloyer (2008). Albania: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 196–. ISBN 978-1-84162-246-0.
- Tom Masters (2007). Eastern Europe. Lonely Planet. pp. 67–. ISBN 978-1-74104-476-8.
- 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.
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