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Day trip from Corfu to Albania- NY Times Article

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A few years ago while in Corfu I took a day trip to Albania. We visited Butrint and thought that the whole Adriatic coast of Albania that we saw on that day was ruggedly beautiful. In today's NY Times there is an article about Albania and it mentions Butrint. The link is (you will have to log in):

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/02/travel/02albania.html

a really interesting bit from this article by WALLACE SCHROEDER

"Butrint, just across the strait from Corfu, is a World Heritage site and should soon join the likes of Delphi on the ancient-cities tourist circuit. It has a handsome theater, a Lion's Gate that rivals Mycenae's and a Temple of Asklepios where healing water was dispensed. It was also an early center of Christianity. The size of its basilica illustrates that, as does an impressive circular baptistry from the sixth century. On the acropolis above the 40 or so acres of ruins - there is no modern town on the site - is an early 19th-century fortress, which offers fine views of the ancient city and Corfu."

The article also states that the 2nd language of Albania is Italian. If in Corfu, this is very worthwhile. In fact it seems Albania would be a very interesting vacation destination (for the adventurous traveler!)

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