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UNESCO World Heritage Site

Butrint

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First visited by us on November 23, 2020
TL;DR: Butrint, in the very south of Albania, is a very rare combination of archaeology, monuments and nature in the Mediterranean. People have been living here since at least the 8th century BC. Originally influenced by Greek culture, over the centuries Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans all added to its style, What remains today it an amazing cross-section of monuments representing all its periods. It's an all-in-one of eastern Mediterranean History.

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Butrint

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Welcome to our collected information about the UNESCO World Heritage Site officially known as “Butrint”! If you travel here and ask about it, the site is in Albanian/Shqip known as Butrinti. We call it Butrint or just Butrint.
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A Mediterranean History All-In-One

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Where is Butrint

So far we have made three fantastic trips to this beautiful and diverse continent. The adventures have been to some very different places. Our first was to the North West, to Morocco. The next was to the island country, Cape Verde. Our latest adventure was truly an adventure, we spent about two weeks in Tanzania.
Europe
Albania
Vlorë County

How small big large HUGE v-a-s-t is it

8591
1 Hectare is 0.01 km² and 0.004 mi²

85.9

1 km² is 100 Hectare and 0.386 mi²

33.2

1 mi² is 259 Hectare and 2.589 km²

Why is Butrint
a World Heritage Site

World Heritage Type

Cultural

Natural

Mixed

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Butrint is a very rare combination of archaeology, monuments and nature in the Mediterranean. People have been living here since at least the 8th century BC. Originally influenced by Greek culture, over the centuries Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans all added to its style, What remains today it an amazing cross-section of monuments representing all its periods over the two thousand years of its existence. Everything from the Greek temple buildings of the 4th century BC to the Ottoman defences built in the early 19th century. It is an all-in-one of eastern Mediterranean History.

UNESCO's  1 Why

Cultural Reason #3
The land around Butrint changed a lot 1500 years ago. This led to the city being abandoned by the people living there. This, in turn, led to it being left relatively untouched for a very long time after being abandoned. Thanks to this we now have really important remains from both ancient and medieval civilizations left here to see and learn from.
Testimony to Cultural Tradition or Civilisation

World Heritage Protection Status

Protected

Endangered

Lost

Timeline for the Butrint World Heritage Site

800 BC

Creation

Butrint was physically created.

1948

Established

Butrint was established.
1991-12-13

Tentative

Albania nominated Butrint to become a World Heritage Site.

1992-12-14

Inscribed

The application from Albania was approved and Butrint officially became a World Heritage Site.

1999-12-04

Inscription Changed to "ter"

Things change. So did things for Butrint. Because of this there are some letters after the UNESCO Reference Number 570. After this update, Butrint’s is ter.
2020-11-23

Visited by us!

Landmark event, obviously! Our first visit to the Butrint World Heritage Site. This was our 127 site visited out of the 134  we have travelled to so far.

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Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
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Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
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Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
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Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
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Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania
Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sarandë, Albania