Butrint is one of the cultural highlights of Albania and on the Unesco World Heritage List. It is located in the south of the country and can be visited from Sarandë as a daytrip. It used to be a city throughout Greek, Roman, bishopric and Byzantine periods and was abandoned during the Middle Ages perhaps due to the marsh surrounding and subsequently malaria epidemic. It had been inhabited since prehistoric times. The present archaeological site is a repository of ruins representing each period in the city’s development. Butrint can even be visited as a daytrip from the Greek Island of Corfu, meaning extra crowds during the summermonths.
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