Butrint

Basilica The amphitheater The baptistery The lion's gateButrint is an antic city, located south of Saranda. It dates from seventh century B.C, later becoming a Roman Colony, then falling under Venetian and Ottoman authority.

The legend says that Butrint was founded by Trojans, after their city was sacked by Greeks. Even the famous Roman writer, Virgil, supports this theory but still no evidence proving it has been found.

Butrint was accepted in UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1992.

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