Day 10: Butrint - Sarande
Overnight stay in Sarandë
Gjirokaster to Butrint, 1 h 35 min
The archaeological site of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992, is an ancient open-air city that bears witness to centuries of human occupation, as the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Ottomans successively occupied the site! Moreover, did you know that Racine referred to Butrint in his work Andromache? The Lion Gate is well hidden, but still standing!
Butrint to Sarandë, 25 min
Departure for Saranda, a seaside town opposite the island of Corfu. Sarandë is fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful regions of Albania, the Albanian Riviera. This town was known in ancient times as Onhezmi and its small port was a communication bridge between Corfu and the Epirotes tribes. Visit of the city, walk along the seaside and the many terraces on the seafront.
Lekuresi castle, the port and the Synagogues in Sarandë