A visit to Albania’s Butrint is like walking through the pages of history. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first to be listed in Albania, was inhabited and built by the ancient Greeks and Romans over centuries only to be left in abandoned in the Middle Ages. Set in a beautiful forested area that sprawls across the peninsula, the ruins are very well preserved, though the amphitheatre, basilica and castle are the most impressive sights. The spectacular floor mosaics found at the baptistery are unfortunately covered year-round as part of the park’s conservation measures, but they are due to be unveiled for a short period again in 2021.