We decided to take a day trip to the ancient city of Butrinti, which is located about 20 minutes south of Saranda. The drive to the city is spectacular, especially on the point where a lookout has been built for visitors and locals alike to stop and photograph the stunning view. It is just breathtaking! Another 5 minutes down the road and you’ve reached Butrinti, to read more about this beautiful ancient city follow this link Butrinti.
The weather was perfect for this outing, although I have to admit if I didn’t have my hat on I would have been extremely hot. Most of park is shaded and the walk through the city is well laid out and easy to follow. There are some stunning views of the sea and mountains and it really is a photographer’s paradise. We toured the whole city within 2 hours, including the museum, which unfortunately had lost power but most of it was visible. There are no restaurants in the city itself, however there is a vendor who sells bottled water and soda and the restrooms at the castle are very clean. If you’re down in the Riviera you must make this a priority stop!