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Straits of Corfu


Lake Butrint

Butrint occupies a small peninsula between the Straits of Corfu and Lake Butrint. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city, and a bishopric.



archaeological site




Roman period



note the high water level of the marsh

Following a period of prosperity under Byzantine administration, then a brief occupation by the Venetians, the city was abandoned in the late Middle Ages after marshes formed in the area.


Byzantine Basilica



the central Baptistery




the Byzantine cross

The present archaeological site is a repository of the ruins representing each period in the city's development.


the famous Lion gate




an ancient lintel construction

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