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Published on May 21, 2013
One day trip Saranda - Butrint
09.15 departure time from Corfu´s new port Passport control to Saranda port A short stop to a café in Saranda city With our guide will then visit the ancient city of Butrinti. Lunch stop in Saranta. Free time around the town, with or without our guide. At 17.30 our day ends with the departure to Corfu.
Boat ticket ( port taxes included ) Entrance to the archaeological center - Butrint Guide Lunch Bus in Albania Bus in Corfu ( from the place of your residence to the port and back )
For the more adventurous who wish to enjoy a different experience the following one day cruise to the fascinating country of Albania is on offer. After our departure from the port of Corfu we travel along the Albanian shores and we will approach the port of Saranda city. Once our passports are checked the local tourist guide will introduce you to the ancient city of Saranda. An additional guided tour is available for those who wish to enjoy a 20km tour by coach of the south coast with its virgin shores and scattered islands. Moving on from the mainland we pass small picturesque villages, endless fertile plains leading to a great lake.
The highlight of your day will be the excursion to Butrint - designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1997. Over the centuries, the ancient town had disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation - but archaeologists have uncovered one of the best remains of a working town in the Mediterranean. At the edge of the lake where the ancient city of Vouthrota is situated, with its well maintained archaeological monuments and ancient theatre, the visitor is taken 2500 years back in time to the 3rd century A.D. The ancient gymnasium, the Roman ablutions, the ancient temple with the priceless mosaic floor and the enormous stone walls will take you back to a time not known to man. Upon reaching the top of the hill lies the castle of Ali Passa, an oddment of the Ottoman Empire, from this position we have a panoramic view of the Ancient City, the lake and the vast plains, a breathtaking sight. Upon our return to the city of Saranda lunch is served. The afternoon allows for a tour of the town, until our departure from the land caught up in time.
Passport or identity card, photo- or video camera, glasses, hat, comfortable shoes, carry with you a small bottle of water for the tour to archaeological monuments. Duty Free is available.