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Butrint, Albania
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Legend: a city which, according to Vergil, was founded by the Trojan seer Helenos. After marrying Andromache, the widow of Hector, Helenos migrated to the shores of Epeiros where he founded a new Troy. Located on the fertile coast of Epirus in present day Albania,...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Sarande, Albania was added to our cruise as a substitute for Ephesus, Turkey. We were originally disappointed. But our visit to Sarande and the Butrint National Park was very impressive. The park is much larger than we expected and in good shape to tour. We...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Butrint is one of Albania's major archaeological centers and is protected under UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The ancient town has been built on Ksamil Peninsula, on the shores of Lake Butrint, south of Saranda (15km) and close to the Greek border. Cross the...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

A journey back in time to the 4th century bc .Huge walls stand impressively as they have for over 2000 years allowing magnificent views over the inland sea and its connecting river The whole area is a magnificent world heritage site .Vist amajor city associated...More

1  Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Butrint National Park is situated outside of the city of Sarande, Albania. This Greek (Corinthian) settlement from the 6th century BC is simply stunning. In the 1st century BC it fell to the Roman Empire. From the 4th to the 10th century it was a...More

1  Thank duncanscampbell
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We did a day trip from Corfu to Albania especially to see this site and very glad we did. This site is still being discovered and a fascinating place to wander around, we only had just over 2 hours, wish it could of been longer....More

1  Thank DevonDawn
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took the bus from Ksamil which had come originally from Sarande. Bus fares are very cheap and we always found them on time although that may change with heavy traffic in the height of the season. Butrint was very well maintained and we liked...More

Thank Evie128
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Came here from Corfu, after recommendation of a tour company - but in fact we did the journey ourselves. Lovely historical site, very peaceful, well described in information boards so if you aren't on a guided tour, no worries, the info boards would be good...More

Thank tottenham-girl
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Butrint is well worth visiting as it is of national and international importance. It is clear to see the development over many periods in time and despite the rain, our local site guide made the visit very interesting. The mosaics were uncovered in part but...More

1  Thank sarahhcfe
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had a tour from a cruise ship and this National Park is a must see - with a guide the tour took just over 2 hours - the history is excellent with several cultures being present here over 2800 years! Grecians, Romans and others...More

Thank Paul S
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22 September 2016|
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Response from Alan R | Reviewed this property |
I imagine you'll have the opportunity to book on board your cruise. If not the tour companies will almost certainly be awaiting the ship at the port to make the most of the visiting tourists. Enjoy!
24 August 2016|
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Response from afurney | Reviewed this property |
Yes they sell a limited selection of books and other mementos unsure of credit card access
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8 August 2016|
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Response from afurney | Reviewed this property |
Any of the travel companies will help, we left from old Corfu town harbour with all charges and taxes it cost 60 euro a person that included lunch. We went with Ionian Cruises