Butrint National Park, Butrint

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Butrint National Park includes a seaside town, archeological sites, and forest. Within the park's modest 85.9 sq km (33 sq mi), stretching from inland southwestern Albania to the Ionian Sea, you'll see a wide range of sites, including ruins from the Bronze Age, Venetian castles, and a basilica. A Roman theater is still active from time to time. Dynamic environments, including a freshwater lake and dense woodland, surprise you with an abundance of wildlife. There are a variety of ways for you to tour the attraction, including hiking trails. Consider a stay in the seaside village of Ksamil for access to the coast and national park. Plan your visit to Butrint National Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Butrint travel route planner .
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  • Very large historical site set in beautiful background and only discovered recently. There is still lots more to be uncovered.  more »
  • Wow! Butrint is a very special place. The history from Greek, Roman, Venetian & Ottoman rule is quite interesting. If you love ancient history, this is a must visit. I'd recommend making an over night...  more »
  • Amazing park filled with ruins and great views. If you drive yourself make sure to go early just around the time the park opens, if you get there around 11 then you will have a lot of tourist groups walking around. Parking is free in the lot across from the parks entrance. You need about two full hours to make it around the whole park. Make sure to wear shoes. There are spots where there is no walkways and you’ll be going uphill on slippery rocks. We brought a drone with us to take some nice aerial photos and videos. The guy at the front said it was okay to use in the park but then inside the park security said we were not allowed to fly it. So, make sure to not bring a drone with you. When you make it to the top you will find the castle and a small cafe with drinks and coffee. From there you will have some amazing panoramic views. As we were leaving there was about 6 tour buses parked in the parking lot. So make sure to go early.
  • awesome experience..No tourists and a beautiful piece of history. Wonderful people. So glad we went.
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