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Butrint, Saranda

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See the remains of an ancient Greek and Roman city at Butrint. The ruined city thrived until late antiquity when it began to decline, but it wasn't abandoned until the Middle Ages. Located on a hill near the sea, the ruins continued to play a part in the region's history even after its demise as different groups took power, such as the Venetians and the French. Constant excavations have taken place since 1928. Local preservationists worked hard to protect the site from looters and violence, and in 2005 UNESCO declared that the site was out of danger. You can reach the ruins and view the archeological work by using the road leading directly there from Saranda. The attraction is located in Butrint National Park, so consider combining the two and spending a day exploring the park. Using our custom trip planner, Saranda attractions like Butrint can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Try to avoid going in the mid-day heat. Entry was overpriced and they do not allow student cards outside of Albania. This is simply just some ruins but it is worth the visit if you are in the area. We...  more »
  • Lots to see with good information boards. Insect repellent advised. Museum has good range of well labelled finds. Well written guidebook available in castle at top.  more »
  • Wonderful city to visit: the remaining ruins allow us to project ourselves truly in the past. A very nice site to visit with great views in several places on the course. Not recommended for people who don't like to walk or who have difficulties to climb steps. I highly recommend this tour if you are in the vicinity of Sarande wherever you stop on a cruise.
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