Blue Eye of Theth
Blue Eye of Theth
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Duration: More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Blue Eye of Theth
See what travellers are saying
  • JEnriquez
    Boston, Massachusetts319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible. Go soon.
    Incredible place. Go before spoiled. Hard hike up. Take paved road all way to Nderlysaj. Park by river. Hike up path on right of river looking upstream. After 300 yards or so, look at great waterfall/ formations on left. Walk down to storage rocks and lip of fall. Then continue up Valley. Flattish at first then steep. After 50ish minutes you climb over pass. After that it goes down hill. Find confusing sign to blue hole, go left, downhill. You reach first swim hole. Go over bridge. Keep going on path to right, Pass nice farm house go down to blue hole. Swim.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 July 2023
  • duhoz
    Beroun, Czech Republic7,168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but too busy place
    From Theth if you do not take a Taxi it is about 1.30 hour spectacular walk around the river to reach Nderlysaj where you can have some refreshment and swim in the pools before you head off to around 45 min hike to Blue eye. On the way there are two kiosk selling drinks. You can already swim in crystal clear but freezing water before you get to Blue Eye. When you reach the Blue Eye forgot about peacefulness as this was really busy place. If you can try to come early morning or late afternoon to enjoy serenity and turquoise water. The best how to reach blue Eye is to cross the bridge when you see it from the path and go towards old farm house to pass another small bridge from which you can take nice pictures of the lagoon and reach small restaurant where you find the stairs going down.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • T-SGlobetrotters
    Preston, United Kingdom3,586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good hike and end destination
    We drove to Nderlysaj which is reached by road turning right avoiding the bridge that crosses the river to Theth. After about 20 minutes the road runs out and here there is a large car park (free). From here it is a one hour hike to reach the Blue Eye. A couple of things to note. Firstly don't be fooled by thinking you have reached your destination just after the Blue Eye snack bar. It is another 5 to 10 minutes hike after reaching the first river bank. Cross over the bridge and head past another snack bar walking over some interesting rock formations before picking up a path leading to Blue Eye. Secondly, it is quite different from the attraction of the same name in the south of Albania. There the water bubbles up from an underground cavern. Here it is fed by a waterfall. The location feels much more remote than in the south by virtue of its location but it follows the same pattern of crystal clear water varying in colour from deep to aquamarine blue. All very attractive and it can be seen from a number of viewpoints. Some confidence is needed to explore the immediate area as access across the stream is on wooden planks.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • ianx17489
    Inverurie, United Kingdom965 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the effort, pleasant trail, stunning views along the way
    We shared a taxi from Theth to the start of the walk. Being October the path was not too busy and relatively easy. There is a pop-up drinks cafe along the route. After about 45 minutes you reach a bridge over the water, which us very pleasant but don't be fooled... the blue eye pool is a further five minutes on... well worth the trek. We met some hikers who had hiked from Theth to the Blue Eye and the back to Theth, five or six hour round trip.... we walked back to Theth along the trail which was very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Barbs25
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom3,601 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place
    Sadly didn’t make it all the way as we were losing light but would recommend it from what we saw. You can walk here from theth which is apparently 3hrs each way roughly or you can park on the free car park which is about 20 min drive from bottom of theth town and the road is paved all the way so an easy drive. If you don’t have a car there are tours to take you to this point. From the car park it’s about 1hr to the blue eye and falls. We enjoyed the area around the car park, couple nice places to eat and the gorge is amazing. There’s a rickety old bridge across it too which is cool but maybe needs some repair! If you walk behind the bridge, the rocks are amazing where the water has carved through. Really cool to see this time of year while the water is low. From what we did it’s an easy trail to follow and not particularly challenging.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Neatsjr
    Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning view
    We had a short stay on Theth so opted to walk from the next village Nderlysaj, which was a short drive. The walk took about 40 minutes each way and the path is clearly defined. .you come to a river first so make sure you cross the bridge and continue to the Lagoon. The blue eye lagoon is well worth a walk too and exceeded our expectation. We arrived early so very few people there but met a lot on our walk back.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 May 2024
  • ninjaminja
    Wetherby, United Kingdom69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    stunning natural spot, needs more signage
    Tough climb in the heat, go early, but well worth it. There are a couple of different cafe options towards the end but take plenty of water. the pool itself is about 5 degrees so lots of swaer words on entering the water
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 June 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles41 reviews
Excellent
33
Very good
6
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1

ninjaminja
Wetherby, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Tough climb in the heat, go early, but well worth it. There are a couple of different cafe options towards the end but take plenty of water. the pool itself is about 5 degrees so lots of swaer words on entering the water
Written 16 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Neatsjr
Cleobury Mortimer, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had a short stay on Theth so opted to walk from the next village Nderlysaj, which was a short drive. The walk took about 40 minutes each way and the path is clearly defined. .you come to a river first so make sure you cross the bridge and continue to the Lagoon. The blue eye lagoon is well worth a walk too and exceeded our expectation. We arrived early so very few people there but met a lot on our walk back.
Written 1 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Barbs25
Staffordshire, UK3,601 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Sadly didn’t make it all the way as we were losing light but would recommend it from what we saw.
You can walk here from theth which is apparently 3hrs each way roughly or you can park on the free car park which is about 20 min drive from bottom of theth town and the road is paved all the way so an easy drive. If you don’t have a car there are tours to take you to this point.
From the car park it’s about 1hr to the blue eye and falls.
We enjoyed the area around the car park, couple nice places to eat and the gorge is amazing. There’s a rickety old bridge across it too which is cool but maybe needs some repair! If you walk behind the bridge, the rocks are amazing where the water has carved through. Really cool to see this time of year while the water is low.
From what we did it’s an easy trail to follow and not particularly challenging.
Written 24 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ianx17489
Inverurie, UK965 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We shared a taxi from Theth to the start of the walk. Being October the path was not too busy and relatively easy. There is a pop-up drinks cafe along the route. After about 45 minutes you reach a bridge over the water, which us very pleasant but don't be fooled... the blue eye pool is a further five minutes on... well worth the trek.
We met some hikers who had hiked from Theth to the Blue Eye and the back to Theth, five or six hour round trip.... we walked back to Theth along the trail which was very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Written 11 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We drove to Nderlysaj which is reached by road turning right avoiding the bridge that crosses the river to Theth. After about 20 minutes the road runs out and here there is a large car park (free). From here it is a one hour hike to reach the Blue Eye.
A couple of things to note. Firstly don't be fooled by thinking you have reached your destination just after the Blue Eye snack bar. It is another 5 to 10 minutes hike after reaching the first river bank. Cross over the bridge and head past another snack bar walking over some interesting rock formations before picking up a path leading to Blue Eye. Secondly, it is quite different from the attraction of the same name in the south of Albania. There the water bubbles up from an underground cavern. Here it is fed by a waterfall. The location feels much more remote than in the south by virtue of its location but it follows the same pattern of crystal clear water varying in colour from deep to aquamarine blue. All very attractive and it can be seen from a number of viewpoints. Some confidence is needed to explore the immediate area as access across the stream is on wooden planks.
Written 1 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Smrity JP
Dubai, United Arab Emirates31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Must-visit destination for anyone looking to connect with nature on a profound level. It’s a place that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

This hidden gem in the heart of the Albanian Alps is a natural wonder that left me in awe.
Written 16 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic7,168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
From Theth if you do not take a Taxi it is about 1.30 hour spectacular walk around the river to reach Nderlysaj where you can have some refreshment and swim in the pools before you head off to around 45 min hike to Blue eye. On the way there are two kiosk selling drinks. You can already swim in crystal clear but freezing water before you get to Blue Eye. When you reach the Blue Eye forgot about peacefulness as this was really busy place. If you can try to come early morning or late afternoon to enjoy serenity and turquoise water. The best how to reach blue Eye is to cross the bridge when you see it from the path and go towards old farm house to pass another small bridge from which you can take nice pictures of the lagoon and reach small restaurant where you find the stairs going down.
Written 22 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JEnriquez
Boston, MA319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Incredible place. Go before spoiled. Hard hike up. Take paved road all way to Nderlysaj. Park by river. Hike up path on right of river looking upstream. After 300 yards or so, look at great waterfall/ formations on left. Walk down to storage rocks and lip of fall. Then continue up Valley. Flattish at first then steep. After 50ish minutes you climb over pass. After that it goes down hill. Find confusing sign to blue hole, go left, downhill. You reach first swim hole. Go over bridge. Keep going on path to right, Pass nice farm house go down to blue hole. Swim.
Written 3 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Noazba
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Very uniqe and beatiful place.
less them 3 hour of walking in good trail . 3 km hiking one way .
One of the best attractons in Albania, it worth to do all this long way to see the blue eye
Written 14 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mohamed Sami
Alexandria, Egypt1,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A great place in the heart of the Theth national garden. The hike is quite easy and the eye is amazing, Delightful to the eye, but you must be very bold to try the swim as the water is really freezing. I could hardly manage to keep my feet in the water for just a few minutes.
Written 30 September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 29
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Blue Eye of Theth - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All things to do in Theth
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire