Butrint

Overview

Introduction

Butrint is a city of impressive ruins—and a UNESCO World Heritage Site 10 mi/15 km south of Saranda—that dates from the fourth century BC. The stunning archaeological and ecological location is professionally supervised. There are summer digs and musical evenings in the amphitheater. An important city in Greek and Roman times (Virgil mentions it in the Aeneid), Butrint was abandoned during Ottoman rule. The main things to see are the Illyrian walls, the Well of Nymphs, the temple, the theater and the sixth-century Christian baptistery (which is decorated with a beautiful mosaic floor).

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