SARANDA - ALBANIA

...opposite the Greek island of Corfu.
The city’s built form still follows its natural geomorphologic form of an amphitheatre. Saranda was first made a port to service Finiqi, in the 3rd C B.C. and in the I-st C B.C. expanded to a settlement, called Onhezmus. Many remains of the Roman and Byzantine periods are to be found scattered around the present day town. The area around Saranda is also blessed with a number of archaeological sites. The most important of these is most certainly Butrint, a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site. The ecosystem surrounding the area is a national park, offering you the opportunity to walk in a real Mediterranean “jungle”.