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From Saranda: Butrint Archaeological Park Private Tour

Product ID: 138488
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Discover the ruins of the old city of Buthrotum (Butrint) on a private tour of one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Learn the Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian history of the once important trading post.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint
  • Learn about the artistic treasures of the 6th-century Baptistery
  • Get stunning views from the 19th-century fortress
Full description
Meet your guide at the port in Saranda, and then travel to one of the most important archaeological sites in Albania. Learn about the city of Buthrotum (Butrint) and get amazing views of the Vivari Channel along the way.

Take a guided tour of the archeological site to see preserved monuments such as the Venetian tower, temple of Asclepius and Agora. Visit the remains of the Baptistery, Episcopal Palace and more. Hear how the settlement is believed to have been founded in the Bronze Age, and how it became an important trading post for merchants from Corfu.

Explore the temple to the Ancient Greek god of medicine, and continue through the Ancient Roman period, when Caesar designated the city a colony to reward soldiers who had fought with him against Pompey. Move on to the Byzantine period, when the city became an episcopal center until it fell into decline under Venetian rule. Hear how it became part of the Metropolis of Ioannina under Ali Pasha Tepelena, and then head back to Saranda for the end of the tour services. 
Includes
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological park
  • Private guide
  • Transportation by private car
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Ferry tickets between Corfu and Saranda

When you get there

Meeting point

Meet at Saranda port at the arrivals area. The guide will be holding a sign with the local partner#s name on it.

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Know before you go
• Wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces