Butrint #2 8 Jun

Steve Coughlan
Sat 8 Jun 2019 10:00

8 June

Organised the car and driver again with Giri as guide. We headed off to Butrint at 10am, stopping on the way at Ksammil, a beach side resort town a few kilometres from Sarande. Very attractive beaches and well resourced. Then headed up to Butrint to visit the ancient town, the location visited by Caesar in 448BC, who recognised the potential for a town. Very well preserved and managed world heritage site. Over the centuries the region was controlled be the Romans, the Ottomans, the Angevins, Venetians, Byzantines and others. On the way back we stopped at an elevated restaurant for another excellent lunch.


The Great Basilica, constructed early 6th century AD


Gateway to Butrint

The circuit fortress wall dates back to the 4th century BC, constructed without mortar







View from restaurant down to the port in Sarande

Superb Alabnian cusine

Giri (agent), Zimi, Steve, Tony, Helen and Pali (driver)