Panoramic, 14 hectares building land with planning permission, located next to Lekures Castle (Lekursi Hill) in Saranda. The site is overlooking the entire coastline from Saranda all the way to Corfu, Ksamil and Butrinti Lake.
The land is with full planning permission for 136 stone build villas and a hotel in a historical site. Asking price is 180 USD (140 Euro) per square meter.
The Lekursi hill is situated in the South-Eastern part of Saranda city, Albania, in a height varying from 240 - 260m above sea level, and facing towards the sea.
The Lekures hill does comprise of two half-softly inclined hills, connected with each-other by a pass-road. On one of the hills (the highest one, which is 260m above the sea level), is situated the Lekures Castle, an ottoman fortification build from Sultan Suleymani The Great, around the year 1535, during his campaign for conquering/taking of Corfu; the other hill, about 15-20m lower, are situated the ruins of the Lekursi village, destroyed and abandoned at the beginning of the Balcanic wars.
The hills are not very steep and are mostly without trees or bushes and in the best case, they have been used only as pastures, because the ground is rocky (limestone which has been used also as building material for the village, for the castle, as well as for the military cantonment situated here until lately).
The distance of the village from the sea (in vertical projection) is not more than 500-550m, by road it is approximately 2 kilometres.
The site is accessible from the Gjashta Pass, East of Saranda, shortly before the entrance to the city, through a small road leading all the way to the top of the hills, three to four minutes away, which offers a rare panorama in Albania, unspoiled views:
The road to the hill has been asphalted by the Castle investors. The road continues further on the right for around 200m to the Castle, and on the left are situated the ruins of the village where actually there is no infrastructure and on which has never been laid hand on, except for its exploitation as a stone quarry.
The ENSEMBLE, meaning the Village and the Castle, will be situated on the traces of the existing village, in order to preserve its spatial composition, the development will have approximately 140.000 m2 or around 14 hectares land.
The zonal-functional separation is as following:
Besides the Lekures Castle which has been implemented for touristic purposes, the Ensemble consists also in the nearby village which will be recuperated.
It is thus foreseen the building of around 90 accommodation units (90 detached, terraced or semi detached villas), besides the units with social and recreation character and the necessary and different services for community life, as it is presented in this village, the closest organic link is the Castle of Lekures (around 150 – 200m further North).
The practical articulation of the functions of the Touristic Ensemble in the concrete terrain, regarding their extent and development, will be as following:
The Castle, as the first phase of intervention in this Ensemble, has been completed and the service settings are in realization:
Regarding the morphological characteristics of the building materials, it is mandatory to use stone, wood, beaten iron, stone slabs, ceramic, etc., according to the traditional ways of the seaside Konispol villages.