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Butrint National Park, Butrint

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Must see · World heritage site · National Park · Hidden Gem · Geologic Formation
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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  • 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...  more »
  • A must visit old ancient town filled of history. I found the place very interesting and the explanation from the tour guide as well.  more »
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  • Very nice national park. Very calm place, you can take a boat tour and go to the other side of the lake. We have taken and I definitely recommend it the Mussel tour. They take you to take mussels from the mussels farm, and than you are taken to a private part of the national park, where you cook the together and have a nice dinner with the calm of the lake. Also there is a lot more to explore in this national park. Definitely recommend.
  • The park is a great place to visit if you like to walk for a bit, they don’t have so much souvenirs and restaurants. There is a place outside that have really nice service. It’s very cheap to eat there to. You by like 7 euros for a meal. The entrance fee is the same. We enjoyed to walk there and take pictures. The history of the place is very interesting to.
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