Monastery of 40 Saints
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serena99
Geneva, Switzerland941 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
my hostess suggested I walk here before breakfast, as the temperature gets a bit too high to do it later, and I found it was a fabulous view point to the town. you have to walk on the main road for the first part (not so great), then a small road for 15minutes. it is pretty well signposted, and you can buy drinks on the way up. I arrived at 8.15am, but although the gates were wide open, the official times are 9h to 18h and 200 lek entrance fee. Obviously if you get there before, its free!
Written July 3, 2021
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TrMarek
1,192 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
I've your staying near the beach, it's a pretty long & steady invline walk along city roads. Once you get to the street you need to ho up, it's not long to the top (maybe 20 min). 200 lek admission and there isn't much left intact. Mostly piles of stone. Decent views (I recommend going in the morning if you want decent lighting on the Saranda city side).
Written July 19, 2023
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restina
Central Greece, Greece4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
If u want to go to this place you have 2 options , climbing the Sarandas mounting , or take the road from the back ( form Gjashtë).It is worth it i really liked the view and the history behind this place .
Written May 26, 2019
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Kinga F
Budapest, Hungary136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
"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. We had a local paper map, it signs just the roads leading to the monastery, but not the others, and we strayed in the wrong direction a few times.
Finally we got it, it was worth the trip. There is beautiful view from the walls, like from Lekursi Castle, but this is a completely deserted and peaceful place.
We had not known, so we did not, but - according to sarandaweb - you can request permission from the Sarande town hall (Bashkia Saranda) to visit the crypt.
The ruins of the Monastery are visible from the seashore, if you know, that they are over there (from the direction of the city boulevard right from the three radio transmission tower).
Written July 13, 2016
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Satu.S
Kuopio, Finland28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
It was hard to get taxi-they say you cant go.Well yes you can, you just need to walk last 200 meters. There is no information so prepare yourself in advance. You can clime and see yourself. I would suggest to go in the morning or early evening with something to drink. Its not a big area, half an hour is enough.
Written July 7, 2019
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TheMarshal84
Liverpool, UK561 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
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 from 15th Century) it can trace its origins to the 4th Century with the Killing/martyrdom of 40 Christians during the persecution of the later Roman empire (and who were later canonised as Saints). The Basilica church of three naves, (which dates from 4th to 6th century) measures 40x24 and too was rebuilt in the 15th Century. Destroyed by earthquakes and war, the site is now in a somewhat dilapidated condition, mostly frequented by local kids and the odd archaeologist, but the site is locked at night and is Free to enter... worth a car ride, or if like... a long walk.
Written February 21, 2018
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Tom V
Antwerp, Belgium140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 drink ;)
Written August 14, 2017
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patrick c
Nieuwpoort, Belgium859 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
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 from an ancient monastery situated on the cliff of the "Forty Saints" . Beside an nice walk on the avenue near the coast line you can visit also the Stone City.
Written April 30, 2017
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Juziu4579
Tarnow, Poland35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Hard to understand why is so abandoned. Same view like Lekuresi Castle but not so popular.Wonderful view at Saranda Bay.
Written September 26, 2016
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Tim V
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Lovely place to grab the best views of Saranda on one side, Corfu and then Ksamil looking south. 200 Lek entrance.
Written May 20, 2023
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