Lekuresi Castle, Saranda

3.9
Visit for views over Saranda town and the Ksamil Islands from its perch on a mountain. All that remains of the castle are its ancient walls, but a small restaurant located inside has converted a part of the ruins into a restaurant terrace. From this cafe take in views of the sea and the town below as you sample the traditional cuisine. You may have to approach the bar to order during the busy peak season. Admission to the castle is free and you can roam around the stone walls, but wear appropriate hiking shoes to protect your feet from the brush and rocks. With our online itinerary creator, Saranda attractions like Lekuresi Castle can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Lekuresi Castle is literaly 5-10 minutes from the city depending on traffic. We drove up the hill, parked, and walked around Lekuresi Castle for about 30 mins. Easy going and great scenic views of...  more »
  • Perched on a hill above Agia saranda it has a fantastic view. Now open as a restaurant, the caoch drive up can be a bit scary especially on the way down as there are a few tight hairpins with no prote...  more »
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  • We hiked up to the castle which takes about 1 hour but steep, so if you not feeling like you can do it better take a taxi. We started early morning and by 10:30 we were on the top! Free entrance. The view from the castle absolutely stunning, we travel a lot and have seen many castle but Lekuresi castle is one of my favourite. Highly recommended to visit.
  • The views from the top of the hill are amazing! The castle has some sort of cafe included, however that was closed during the time I was there. The panorama is worth the climb in any case, just beware that there's no easily discernible hiking path to get there (I went more or less cross-country...).
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