Butrint is an ancient city and archaeological site located in the southern part of Albania, near the border with Greece. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in the country.
The history of Butrint dates back to the 8th century BC when it was originally founded as a Greek colony. Over the centuries, the city was occupied by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans, among others, and each culture left its mark on the city's architecture and culture.
Today, visitors to Butrint can explore the ruins of the ancient city, including the remains of a Greek theater, Roman baths, a Byzantine basilica, and a Venetian fortress. The city's ancient walls, which date back to the 4th century BC, are also still largely intact.
In addition to its archaeological significance, Butrint is also surrounded by natural beauty, including a lagoon and a forested national park. Visitors can take boat tours on the lagoon, hike through the national park, or simply enjoy the views of the Ionian Sea.
Butrint is located about 20 kilometers south of the city of Saranda and can be reached by car or bus. It is a popular day trip destination for tourists visiting the southern part of Albania.