Sights in SarandaEdit This
Butrint is located 15 km from the city and it is easy to access. Buses to Betrint are available and the journey takes about 30 minutes. The site is open from 8 a.m. until sunset. There is an admission fee. The area is especially busy during April until May when it is visited by hordes of students. Betrint is a significant archaeological site and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are artifacts dating back to before Christ. Inhabited by the Romans, the area contains the statue of Apollo and some early examples of Greek writing. Other inhabitants of the area include the Trojans, Normans and Venetians. At the site you can see the Baptizer which is a baptizing room. The room is intricately decorated and in the center is a cross. Other sites include the carved lions' gate and the nymphs' well. The nymphs' well was built before Christ and it is 5 m deep. Visitors to Butrint can see the theater, ruins of a Roman house and the impressive city walls. Butrint is covered in natural vegetation and excavations are still in progress. The National Park has spectacular scenery and it is worth taking a day to explore the area. You can travel through by walking along the trails or by hiring a boat. An alternative is to go on a horseback trail ride.
Castle of Lekures
Located at the Pass of Six, this castle is worth a visit. From the castle visitors can enjoy beautiful views over Saranda Bay. There is a restaurant selling delicious meals.
Illyrian City of Onchesmos
The first mention of this city was in B.C. when it was a port. In the 4th century A.D. walls around the city were built. Excavations have been done in the area inside the walls. The remains of houses have been found as well as mosaics. Within the walls is the remains of a Christian monastery.
March 16, 2010 change by jenna storm