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 .
Tours to Butrint National Park
Day cruise to Albania (Saranda & Butrint National Park price included) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $59
Duration: 10 hours
Buthrotum, Saint George Monastery, Ksamil and Lekursi Castle from Saranda BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $56
Duration: 5 hours
UNESCO heritage in Albania - 4 days BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,233
Duration: 4 days
Butrint National Park Reviews
We spent several hours wandering the site. The site is large and there is plenty to see. There is still much more archeological work to be done here. Many areas are only partially excavated creating a... more »
These ruins are very impressive and well worth a visit. We had a good guide book (lonely planet) which provided us with a lot of info, otherwise a tour would be recommended to get info. The amphitheat... more »
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.
Absolutely loved it. The ruins are captivating, the museum has some good old statues. The mosaic is beautiful. Lots of other peculiar aspects. Also saw a snake. ;)
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