Butrint on the border of Greece and Albania, located in the ancient island city that was occupied for over a thousand years.
A natural fresh water spring located between Saranda and Gjirokastër which forms the beginning of a clear water river. The light blue colour of the pool surrounded by a deeper blue gives the impression of an eye - hence its name.
The water rises from deep underground while maintaining a constant flow all year round and holds an average temperature of 10 degrees which some brave souls were happy to dive into, but were quicker to leave. Most offered a toe or a foot and watched as they turned blue as well.
The Spring has a depth of over 50 metres but its actual depth remains unknown as divers face extreme high pressures of fast flowing and intensely cold waters rising up from below.
The remains of five large trees surround the pool each in varying states of decay - it is said that these were originally five elemental guardians placed around the pool by Gaia, the Earth Mother, to look after the pool. The large number of constant visitors, commercial traffic have led to their demise and now only trunks and off cuts remain around the pool.