About Butrint Archaeological Park

Butrint, situated in the south of Albania is roughly 20km from the cutting edge city of Saranda. It has a unique climate made up of a blend of antiquarianism, landmarks, and nature in the Mediterranean. With its hinterland, it comprises an excellent social scene, which has grown naturally over numerous centuries. The old city of Butrint (also called Buthrotum), was once one of the best and most lovely urban communities in the entirety of the Roman Empire, after 2,400 years, it is a spot that despite everything spellbinds individuals even today. The Park is critical for the preservation of worldwide biodiversity as it is the site of 16 imperiled types of vegetation and 14 all-inclusive jeopardized types of fauna. The Butrint National Park spreads on 2,500 hectares with the wetlands zone molded by a structural tidal pond of 1600 ha, known as Lake Butrint, encompassed by forested slopes, mountains, freshwater, and harsh swamps, saltwater, and freshwater marshlands. and associated with the waterways of Corfu by the Vivari trench.

Butrint harbors absolutely the broadest archeological stays in the Balkans: Greek, Illyrian, Roman, Venetian, and Ottoman remnants exist together here on a little green landmass between a lake and the Straits of Corfu. The most celebrated pieces of the rich Butrint archeological site are the Temple of Asklepios, the Old Amphitheater, Nymphaeum, and the Baptistery, with its flawless mosaic asphalt dating to the mid 6th century. Butrint National Park has situated around 25 km toward the south of Saranda and has a place with the UNESCO World Heritage. The outside theater, worked by the Greeks and extended by the Romans, is a standout amongst other saved pieces of Butrint. It sits on a characteristic incline and faces the Vivari Channel. Butrint includes high logical, visitor, and archeological qualities just as high biodiversity. The Butrint National Park spreads on 2,500 hectares.that is encircled by forested slopes and mountains and supplemented by saltwater and freshwater marshlands. The accompanying exercises other than visiting the Butrint site can be done around there: blue the travel industry in Ksamil, ecotourism in Butrint lake, angling, water sports, and so forth.

Following twelve years of archeological unearthings and significant interest in the site the board, the site, and its exhibition hall make it an uncommonly alluring spot to visit. It will be a fairy trip or a hydrofoil trip.

Must See

  • Museum
  • Castle
  • The archaeological structure from the time of yore
  • The amphitheater
  • The spectacular ruins and artifacts
  • The location which is truly breathtaking, ion  an island n the middle of Butrint Lake

How to reach

Distance from Buthrotum to Butrint Museum is 850 meters

Accessible by town bus from Saranda town for 100 Lek per passenger

You can hire a car and drive, which is very quick and easy. There are a couple of places where you can hire a car from in Sarandë or from the airport


  • They don’t have many souvenirs and restaurants, so pack your food
  • Drink lots of water: it can be pretty toasty during summer so make sure you drink lots of water
  • Wear comfortable shoes: It is very rocky at Butrint so I’d recommend wearing comfortable shoes. Trainers or hiking shoes are best I’d say
  • Don’t forget your camera:!t  provides one lot of photo opportunities
  • If you’re on a tour of Butrint in Albania then it’s always a good idea to leave a tip with your tour guide as a sign of appreciation. I’d usually say €3 to 5 is about right
  • Do not litter and be conscious of your responsibilities

Visit Time

Sunday:           9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday:          9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday:         9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday:     9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday:        9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday:              9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:         9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


700 leks for foreigners and 200 leks for Albanians.

The price of the ticket also includes entry to the Butrint Museum

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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