Butrinti & SarandaGo Back
The southern gems of Albania
What To Expect
At the border of Albania, facing the Greek island of Corfu, there is one of the archaeological and natural treasures of the country: Butrint. A veritable microcosm of the history of the Mediterranean in a luxuriant natural setting, the site is undoubtedly a gem of the region.
Butrinti was not discovered and excavated until 1928 by the Italian archaeologist Ugolini. Butrint was a major city in ancient times and has two stories a mythological history and an archaeological history. According to legend, the city was founded by Trojans fleeing the Trojan War. To honor the gods upon their arrival they sacrificed an ox, who, just wounded, continued running to his death along the peninsula. Seeing this as a good omen, the Trojans decided to build the city along the Peninsula and named the city Buthrotum.
- Meeting point at the entrance of the Archaeological site
- Explore the ruins: 2 hours How to get there?
- Depart from Saranda station: 35 minutes to Butrinti
- Return to city center: 35 minutes
What To Bring
- Walking Shoes
This is an activity provided by partners
Minimum 2 people.