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Butrint in Albania (Albania)

Address: Saranda
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Part of the world: Europe
Country: Albania (see more Archaeology in Albania)
City: Albania (see more Archaeology in Albania)
Type of place: Sights
Category: Archaeology (see more Archaeology near Butrint)
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Butrint (Albanian: Butrint Βουθρωτόν, Bouthrotón Greek, Latin Buthrotum, Italian Butrinto) is an ancient archaeological site in southern Albania about 20 kilometers south of the city of Saranda. It lies on a peninsula in the north and east and south of the Butrintsee Vivar-channel, which opens after about two and a half kilometers into the Ionian Sea surround. Within sight is the Greek island of Corfu. In many cultures Butrint left their mark, but also reversed it shaped Butrint. Sun comes from Butrint in the works of famous ancient authors, such as Hecataeus of Miletus in [1] or in the Aeneid of Virgil. As an urban center of a large region, they came to great wealth and power, of which the numerous civil and buildings, roads and fortifications are. By combining its tranquil surroundings of the lagoon and its historic monuments, the city also attracted Grand Tourists of the 18th and 19 Century, which they described as a landscape with monuments. [2] attended among others Edward Lear, the historic site to be inspired by it. [3] Butrint is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Albania and the most famous sights of the country . In 1992 she was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site [4] and, together with the neighboring hillfort Kalivo and architecturally unique cities of Berat and Gjirokastra to the World Heritage of the Mediterranean country. [5]
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