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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  • From the island of Corfu by ferry you can easily get into Albania, going to Corfu or already in place in Albania. Better on Corfu. Were surprised that in Albania there is a beautiful park, and there's a curious ruins and beautiful mosaics. We, unfortunately, have not been lucky with mosaics, before heavy rain its refuge, not to missing, but the rest we examined with great pleasure. The guide told me very exciting. If you're not a fan of the ruins, you will still be there wondering wander and just sit on the shore, there are very beautiful.
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  • We were with the MSC at anchor. Since the city itself is determined not so great we with acquaintances to take a taxi tour us to have approx. 3 h after Butrint we €80 paid. The site itself could you looking at is quite nice but not so historically like maybe Olympia. The entrance cost €5 per person it was OK. On the return trip, we made a stop at the castle of Butrint. Here you had a great view on the ship. All in all a gelungerner trip in Butrint.
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  • Butrint National Park, blue eyes, Saranda Ksamili beaches, are the best place in Albania! Welcome!!!!!  more »
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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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