Blue Eye Spring

Sarandë, Albania

Less than 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Sarandë, the Blue Eye Spring is a national park named after a 43-meter-deep (140-foot-deep) pool that resembles a pupil and iris: The various colors of its crystal-clear natural springwaters change from its center to its edges. In it, some 15 liters (four gallons) of pure water per second surge to the surface. The spring, like the surrounding oak woods and flower-dotted landscape, was long open only to the Communist elite, though now everyone is welcome to visit.

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