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A view to a thrill

While little sadly remains of this important religious/historical site it is nonetheless worth a... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Nice place for a photoshoot between the ruins !

Go early in the morning, or later in the afternoon, when the light is softer for the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Antwerp, Belgium
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21 Feb 2018
“A view to a thrill”
9 Sep 2017
“Fascinating ruins with spectacular view of Sarande”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

While little sadly remains of this important religious/historical site it is nonetheless worth a visit, if not for the nearby castle on this hill, but the views of Saranda and the bay. Built and then modified over a number of centuries, (the correct structure dates...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank TheMarshal84
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This was a very pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed our time up at the Monastery. The views of Sarande were fabulous. Akim, the custodian, was very friendly and, if you speak Albanian, he will give you a fascinating insight into the Monastery. Well worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Go early in the morning, or later in the afternoon, when the light is softer for the pictures... Excellent panoramic view on Saranda & Corfu! If you walk up on foot from the city center, some friendly neighbor will likely invite you for a cool...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Although it's an amazing place with a huge meaning , I can't understand why is so abandoned. It's very hard to find with no signs and the road not easy to drive . The view of Sarande and the bay is breathtaking . For sure...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The ruins are pretty much a bunch of rubbles. Not Many signs. But The view of is amazing of Sarande bay, butrint, Korfu and The inland mountains.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We had a short stop over with our cruise ship in Sarande. Disembarking was exeptional with the small boats from the cruiseschip, so no gangway to use. Anyhow in this way it was a nice entrance into the city Sarande. Sarande has taken its name...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank patrick c
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Hard to understand why is so abandoned. Same view like Lekuresi Castle but not so popular.Wonderful view at Saranda Bay.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Juziu4579
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Beautiful panoramic view of Sarande. It is not for people with mobility issues. Not much serviced facilities.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A little hard to get on top but it is definetely worth it. The view is amazing and you can feel the sacred energy of the place.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

"The city's name, Saranda from the name of the Byzantine monastery of the Agioi Saranda (Greek: Άγιοι Σαράντα), meaning the "Forty Saints" and honoring the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste" (from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarand%C3%AB). We hiked up to the hill, but it was difficult to find the place....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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21 August 2016|
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EURO is accepted everywhere. Sometimes they can give you your change in EURO or most commonly they will give it in lek. They told us that Euro coins have an exchange rate of 1-1 and they use for paper money the rate for... More
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