Butrint National Park

Butrint National Park

Butrint National Park
4.5
Ancient Ruins • National Parks • Geologic Formations
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Cristina2014CI
Bucharest, Romania327 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2021
Butrint National Park it is a must! Just take your time and explore! Everything is amazing. My husband and I went in June and it was perfect, the weather was not so hot and we could enjoy our trip.
Written November 6, 2021
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Espionne_Russe
Quebec City, Canada502 contributions
Incredible
Sep 2021
This place is incredible. I spent more then four hours there, I don’t know how some people can manage to visit it all in one hour. Truly amazing. The best place I visited in Albania.
Written September 26, 2021
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,388 contributions
Top place to visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
It’s a fascinating place with lots of historical buildings from a range of cultures. Since it is set in a wooded area different aspects take you buy surprise as you come across them. They have lots of information boards - and they are in English - to help discover the history of the place. If you have time, jump on the ferry - 150Lek return - and have a quick look at the triangular fort - it’s free to wander around.
Written September 26, 2021
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Faithalicious_x
London, UK589 contributions
Easily spent 3 hours here, tranquil settings
Sep 2021 • Solo
I’m no historical buff but I had a great time at Butrint, the time flew by and I ended up spending 3 hours there. The location is really peaceful on the water with views across to Corfu. The ruins are in pretty good condition give that they’ve been standing for 2000+ years! The signage provides enough information in English as does the museum inside. I’m glad I visited.

It is probably best to go here in the morning or afternoon to avoid the heat of the day, but the site is quite shaded so the heat isn’t bad. Some general fitness is required enough for some walking and stairs, unfortunately this place is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Entrance is 1000 LEK and you can easily spend 2-3 hours here so it is worth it. Inside there are toilets, café, and plenty of benches to relax on.

Buses to Butrint are every hour, and take 10 mins from Ksamil and about 40 mins from Sarande. The bus stops in Ksamil don’t have timetables unfortunately but from my observations the buses which leave Sarande every hour at half past, reach Ksamil about 20-30 minutes later. Buses back from Butrint leave every hour at half past, there is a nice café near the bus stop if you have time to kill.
Written September 6, 2021
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Romeo P
Tirana, Albania3 contributions
The history of old Saranda
Aug 2021 • Couples
A must visit old ancient town filled of history. I found the place very interesting and the explanation from the tour guide as well.
Written August 29, 2021
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Donald D
New York City, NY4 contributions
A must see!
Aug 2021 • Couples
A must see if you decide to visit Saranda this summer . They give you a leaflet at the entrance where is explained everything. I recommend to visit it early in the morning or afternoon as the sun is not so harmful.
Written August 29, 2021
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Stefania141519
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
Agressive staff
Aug 2021 • Family
Not recomended to go there with a baby and a stroller, there are many stairs to climb up and down and it is very hard and also dangerous but no one lets you know this when you buy the ticket, they are also very agressive if you speak with them about this issue. The place is beautiful just do not go there with a baby.
Written August 28, 2021
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Film G
New England823 contributions
Bursting with History. Must See
Aug 2021 • Couples
A large site with history stretching back millennia, Butrint has much to see: Greek, Roman, Illyrian, Venetian, Ottoman. Good signage. The small museum is worthwhile and is near the toilets. It’s nice to be able to get close to all the ruins, and even walk among them. Arguably the most important archeological site in Albania. Bring water. It gets hot in summer and a visit takes around 2 hours.
Written August 10, 2021
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Savannah G
Tucson, AZ43 contributions
Ancient history in a beautiful place
May 2021
Butrint was fascinating, if you go to Albania you have to go here. They estimate that it has around 18,000 years of human history. We saw Roman ruins, Greek ruins, Venetian castles, and more. It was so amazing to walk through a city that people thousands of years ago also walked through.
Written July 27, 2021
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Dream22175880739
16 contributions
An exciting opportunity to explore thousands of years of history on this unique site.
Jul 2021 • Family
Absolutely stunning. A great opportunity to immerse yourself in the long history of this important site. There are ruins covering several thousand years and you get a good sense how this location was so important and why it was fought over.
There is so much to see, but you feel a bit like an explorer wandering through the woods to different sites! The stunning views over the nearby lake are an additional bonus.
There is a hotel/restaurant just up the road from the site where you can eat and a cafe/bar on the Acropolis.

There is a small group of friendly, local traders selling some original artefacts.
Written July 15, 2021
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