March 13 – A view from  Lëkursi Castle

Climbed up to Lëkursi Castle this morning – Saranda to the North, Mountains to the east and the Greek islands to the south and west. Intense blue sky, no wind.

The castle was built in 1537 by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire. It’s now a ruin containing a restaurant that gets very busy with people coming to see the sunsets. I would like to come back in the evening, but it’s so steep, and I’ve had enough of steep hills for the time being.