It's a quick drive down here from Saranda, so after our beach time at Ksamil, we kept on down the road. Pretty easy parking, not too crowded. A few shots from on the way.
This is the fortress and aqueduct, just across the way.
You can cross for free on this ferry, you just have to wait until a car goes across.
In the earliest days, Butrint was part of Corfu in Greece, and later was under Roman rule, with Italy just across the water. I'll leave the rest of the history story for you to lookup, should you so desire.
We paid our small fee and heads into the grounds. You can tour with a guide (maybe I should've done that, I always learn more), but we just followed the signs and used our guide book for more information.
This main area has a sanctuary, bath house and theater, I think emperor Augustus had something to do with it.
Here's the museum. I forget when it was built, but definitely newer and updated.
This area is the baptistery, one of the coolest parts of the place. It was the largest baptistery east of Rome, right after the one in Constantinople. It has a beautiful mosaic floor, but sadly it's kept covered up for preservation. I hope they can figure out a way to display it. There are all sorts of symbols built into this structure.
Nearby is the great basilica.
Gorgeous tile hidden around.
Here's a bit of that mosaic floor. I'd really love to see the whole thing.