Historical Background

National Park of Butrint Registered as an UNESCO world's estate in 1992. Expanding as a World Heritage site 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. Butrint was an ancient city in Epirus, during the VII century . The main objects in But r i nt a r e : The Templ e o f Aeskulapius, the theater with 1500 seats, nymfeu, bathrooms, basilica, the Lion gate, the gate lake, the Venetian towers, the fortress of Ali Pasha etc. A series of items can be found at the Museum of Butrint.


The City museum of Gjirokastra Declared as a "City Museum" by t he Al bani an st a t e i n 1961 Declared as a global estate in 2005 Gjirokastra is a unique testimony of a cultural tradition of life during the XIV - XIX centuries. It is the main city of the southern part of the country . This city impresses everyone who visits it, as a result of the architecture, the surprising images of Drinos valley , and the spectacular crown ridge of calcareous Bureto and Lunxheria.


Registered as a global estate in 2005 and ratified in 2008 Berati is the city where can be found traces of the Illyrian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods,rich in old churches with wonderful wall paintings, icons and wood engraving. In 1961 the city was put under the protection of the Albanian state and was declared a "City Museum".