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Address: Butrint, Albania
Phone Number: +355 69 243 6689
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Butrint1982 World Heritage Site.

Completely unexpectedly astonishing archaeological ruins.Totally absorbing guided tour.Some areas not easily accessible for anyone finding steps/steep climbs difficult;detours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
John M
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Swansea,UK
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Swansea,UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Completely unexpectedly astonishing archaeological ruins.Totally absorbing guided tour.Some areas not easily accessible for anyone finding steps/steep climbs difficult;detours available.Not to be missed.

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lincs UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this with a guide - it was a most interesting place . A guide gives you the history but you also need time to just enjoy the whole area; however if no guide I would recommend buying Albania by Bradt books in advance of your visit. However, sadly most of the area is unsuitable for anyone with walking difficulties.... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited Butrint on an excursion from Corfu. Albania was completely different from our expectations as Saranda is a modern seaside resort with a very upmarket atmosphere. Butrint is wonderfully preserved with examples from almost 2 millenia . The site is very spread out and some parts would not be accessible to persons with limited mobility. This a a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Butrint (Buthrotum) - treasure of history and archeology of Albania, a goal, UNESCO declared World Heritage Site in 1992. Promontory overshadowed by natural forests is part of a complex ecosystem that includes a large freshwater lake that is discharged into the Ionian Sea Canal Vivari. Butrint is a happy mix of historical monuments and pristine natural surroundings, which make it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were lucky with an expert archeology guide accompanying us together with our Albanian guide so we had the best of all worlds. There was a leaflet in English available at the entrance but also a detailed guidebook (in English and other languages) was for sale at a very modest price at a stall outside the museum in the centre... More 

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Barnsley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

we went on an organised coach trip. Was a bit slow being shown around by our guide. Would have been more interesting if we had been allowed to roam around on our own, however it was a very interesting place to visit.

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Bellingham, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We took the city bus (less then 1 euro) out to the park. They run every 1/2 hour in the morning and every hour in the afternoon. You do not need to waste your money on a taxi. Spent about 2 hours there walking all the way around. Did not use a tour guide. Entry is 700 leke or about... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Nearly every civilization has marched through Albania: the Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman, etc. This national park contains ruins from 28 centuries as well as a beautiful natural setting with plenty of opportunities for walking. You can wander on your own, or hire a guide. Locals also have a small stand, selling local crafts. This is a UNESCO site, but... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

They say Albania is the up and coming tourist attraction of the area. Certainly it is undeveloped and unspoiled by large numbers of sight seers. Historic landmarks, monuments, natural beauty and landscape combine to offer a unique experience. The quality of your experience is likely to be equated with the quality of your guide. Ours was exceptional. This ancient port... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Make sure you request a guided tour when you start, that would make all the difference in understanding the archeological site and what it offers. You'd also understand the challenges facing this UNESCO treasure - it's been sinking something like 2mm a year, hence the flooding noted in another review. Our guide Defina was superb, witty, knowledge and fast paced.... More 

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