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Butrint Day Trip from Saranda

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Duration

3 hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

15 people

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Category

Day Trips

Overview

The Butrint day trip from Saranda will take you to discover on of the most extraordinary sites in the Mediterranean.

Explore the ruins of the old city of Buthrotum (Butrint), walk through the ancient monuments.

Find how Butrint is a unique place.

As can be seen, it went from a Venetian tower, to Hellenic and Roman ruins.

Located in the South of Albania, Butrint is one of the most important archaeological sites of Albania.

It’s is well preserved and has a beautiful history that it’s a must to hear.

The hill where it is set is surrounded by lake Butrint and green vegetation.

In essence it’s more than an important landmark. In the meantime it’s one of the largest archaeological  parks in Albania and probably in Balkans.

If you like the beach and history this is one of the places you should visit.

As it is close to the Ionian riviera.

And not to forget to mention, it was mentioned in the Aeneid Poem as the lofty city of Buthrotum.

Grasp the amazing view and history as you visit some of the finest well preserved monuments of the site.

Learn the Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian history of the once important trading post.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the UNESCO site of Butrinti.
  • Enjoy the well balanced ecosystem between Butrinti’s monuments and wildlife.
  • Learn about the artistic treasure of Butrinti’s Baptistry from the 6th century.
  • Soak up the stunning views of the Archaeological Park from Butrint’s Castle.

Itinerary

Butrint Day Trip from Saranda
Meet your guide at the port in Saranda, and then travel to one of the most important archaeological sites in Albania. Learn about the city of Buthrotum (Butrint) and get amazing views of the Vivari Channel along the way. Take a guided tour of the archeological site to see preserved monuments such as the Venetian tower, temple of Asclepius and Agora. Visit the remains of the Baptistery, Episcopal Palace and more. Hear how the settlement is believed to have been founded in the Bronze Age, and how it became an important trading post for merchants from Corfu. Explore the temple to the Ancient Greek god of medicine, and continue through the Ancient Roman period, when Caesar designated the city a colony to reward soldiers who had fought with him against Pompey. Move on to the Byzantine period, when the city became an episcopal center until it fell into decline under Venetian rule. Hear how it became part of the Metropolis of Ioannina under Ali Pasha Tepelena, and then head back to Saranda for the end of the tour services.

Included/Excluded

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological park
  • Private guide
  • Transportation by private car
  • Meals
  • Drinks-Options and extras to ask during booking

Tour's Location

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