Butrint National Park
Butrint lies on a low hill at the tip of the Ksamil Peninsula, separating the Ionian Sea with the Butrint Lake. This site, like many other important archaeological sites in Albania, was inscribed on the National Heritage List of Protected Monuments in 1948. However internationally, the significance of the ancient city was recognized and confirmed as such in 1992, when it was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Butrint National Park was established by the Ministry of Culture. The Park borders with the surrounding villages of Ksamil, Vrina, Shëndëllia and Xarra. The establishment of the National Park became necessary, to the specialists’ mind, in order to preserve Butrint’s unique location and environment, to preserve the archaeological remains of several centers and monuments uncovered in this hearth of ancient civilization, as well as a more efficient management, thus, fulfilling UNESCO recommendations of 1997. In this framework, the Butrint Administration and Coordination Office was established, which plays a determinant role in the management and conservation of the Park’s values.
Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 19.00
Duration of the visit
Visit lasts 1- 3 hours
Tickets purchased at the point of sale
General admission ticket to Butrint National Park 700 ALL
+12 Group ticket 500 ALL
Reduced ticket 350 ALL
“Family” category ticket 300 ALL
Tickets for organized Albanian student groups 200 ALL
Children under 8 Free Entry
Tickets purchased online
- General admission ticket to Butrint National Park 700 ALL
- +12 Group ticket 500 ALL
- Children under 8 Free Entry
BUY TICKET ONLINE CLICK HERE
What to see:
Shrine of Asclepius
Hellenistic Stoa, Agora and Roman Forum
City walls, Roman Nympheum and bridge
Scean Gate (or Lake Gate)
Well of Junia Rufina
Fortress and Museum
People with disabilities are limited to the flat part of the ancient city, up to the Grand Basilica. The rest of the area is steeper and has a lot of stairs.
The park does not provide audio guides.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited but at the end of the tour there is a resting area, a bar with light food and refreshments.
Pets are permitted, but owners should take care of them.
Photography is permitted throughout the site but is prohibited within the Archaeological Museum.
There are 2 restrooms in the Park, one situated at the beginning of the itinerary, and the second situated by the fortress at the end of the tour.
For further information click on: http://butrint.al/en/