National Park of Butrint. Declared “Monument in Protection” by the Albanian State in 1948. Registered as an UNESCO world heritage in 1992. Inclusion in the List of Monuments at Risk in 1997. It was further expanded in 1999.
The national importance of Butrint’s assets and cultural heritage was recognized and confirmed in the world by UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 1992. Registration of Butrint by UNESCO was based on cultural criteria as a unique and exceptional testimony of a cultural tradition and civilization that disappeared.
Butrint was an ancient city in Epirus, during the VII century. The main objects in Butrint are: The Temple of Aeskulapius, the theatre with 1500 seats, nymfeu, bathrooms, basilica, the Lion gate, the gate lake, the Venetian towers and the fortress of Ali Pasha etc. A series of items can be found at the Museum of Butrint.