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Butrint, Saranda

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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. Butrint is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Saranda Edition.
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  • Beautiful historical place to visit I recommend in the morning. The smaller piston and has no problems with parking
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  • While these ruins looked very much like the other Grecian ones, these were only discovered in 2005. Much of the building had been on a low water table and there was still standing water in many of the...  read more »
  • Easy to reach with a cheap bus (100Lek std bus ticket) from Saranda central park. In late SEP 2016 there was not much tourists so we didn't have to queue much. It took us two hours to walk the marked ...  read more »
  • Fascinating to tour this ancient city. If you are in Albania definitely check it out! Admission is only $5 and there is a lot to see.
  • The views from Butrint are stunning! It's a fascinating place, you can almost imagine being a Roman walking around the ruins. If you have limited mobility be aware that there are steep steps up to the castle which is where the best views are seen! I highly recommend a visit to this amazing place!
  • One of the best history lesson you can get if you visit Albania.Don't hesitate to come to Butrint, as you can see one of the most amazing rise and fall of a Roman town during different ages.The view is also amazing, and at the end/beginning of the day you can take a bath in Ksamil which is 6-7 km away.
  • Amazing ruins. Hard tour on summertime due to the heat.
  • Amazing fortress just next to the legendary Top Gear ferry (Albania special)
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