Interesting archaeological site of Butrint

Trip Start Jan 01, 2014
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MV Artemis
What I did
A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Flag of Albania  ,
Sunday, April 8, 2012

Map of Saranda
 
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APR 8; Saranda, ALBANIA. Albania is surrounded by Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and the Adriatic Sea. Although our ship ported in Saranda, we coached overland 8.5 miles to Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the site of a Greek colony. It's situated on the Straits of Corfu, and is considered one of the most remarkable archaeological site in the Adriatic Sea region.
 
It was inhabited since pre-historic times as a Greek colony, a Roman city, and a bishopric of the Byzantine Empire. Even the Venetians had a brief occupation of Butrint. The present archaeological site is a repository of ruins that represents each period in the city's development.
Since I explored the site on my own (and not with the local guide), my pictures will be the only presentation of Butrint.
 
We cruised to nearby Corfu after lunch on board the ship.


A brief on the bunkers from Wiki.
During the forty-year leadership of Enver Hoxha of the Communist Socialist People's Republic of Albania, over 700,000 bunkers were built in the country – one for every four inhabitants. The bunkers (Albanian: bunkeri) are still a ubiquitous sight in Albania, with an average of 24 bunkers for every square kilometre of the country. 
 



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