Butrint National Park, Butrint

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#2 of 54 in Parks in Albania
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Butrint National Park includes a seaside town, archeological sites, and forest. Within the park's modest 85.9 sq km (33 sq mi), stretching from inland southwestern Albania to the Ionian Sea, you'll see a wide range of sites, including ruins from the Bronze Age, Venetian castles, and a basilica. A Roman theater is still active from time to time. Dynamic environments, including a freshwater lake and dense woodland, surprise you with an abundance of wildlife. There are a variety of ways for you to tour the attraction, including hiking trails. Consider a stay in the seaside village of Ksamil for access to the coast and national park. Plan your visit to Butrint National Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Butrint travel route planner .
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  • the ancient city of Butrint is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Butrint has been called a microcosm of Mediterranean history. the monuments present in the archaeological area offer visitors a long period more than two millennia; Hellenic temples you pass to the Ottoman defensive systems of the early nineteenth century. According to classical mythology Buthrotum was founded by exiles who fled after the fall of Troy. the Aeneid of Virgil tells Aeneas en route to Italy that he visits Butrint. a must in your trip to Albania.
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  • We did a day trip from Corfu and wasn't sure what to expect. But it was amazing. Beautiful and well kept by people who care about their history and trying to protect and preserve for future generation...  more »
  • Butrinti, quoted by Virgil in the Aeneid, a Greek colony in the Illyrian territory. The isolation of centuries that the city remained intact. A beautiful oasis.
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  • A very impressive site. A must see. Limited cafe facilities. Potentially very hot but lots of trees for shade. I loved Albania. It is very clean, the people are very nice. In most places you can pay in €
  • If this place was in Greece one wouldn't be able to see things like here. You can touch everything! Go and see for yourselves! Parking place wasn't easy to find (we rented ourselves a car to see this and other places) - recommend taking a bus.
  • Far better than I was expecting! Wonderful to walk through all the trees and stumble upon the next site. Would love to return.
  • If you like ancient history, this place is for you. You can easily get here by bus from Sarande (every hour from main square or from roundabout with tree near the harbour). It costs just 100 leke per person. If you go early, you can make Butrint in 2-3 hours and combine it with beautiful beaches of Ksamil.
  • Amazing place, combining archaeological interest with a spectacular natural setting. Hotel Livia next door is a great place for lunch or refreshment before, during or after visiting.
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