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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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  • Adore this antique city, was in Butrinte many times. Francoise in my opinion, this is the most interesting place in the South of Albania.
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  • A great area, so clear water as we have seldom seen. A place for the stay and severed and recharge
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  • The Butrint Ruins document life during a long period (Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venitian and Ottaman). There are very few visitors and you can walk up to and around all the buildings -- Very Impressive...  more »
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