While in Saranda, we took one day to venture south to Butrinti, the site of ruins from the ancient city of Butrint. It is a 23 km park, one of the most beautiful and well preserved places we have seen in Albania. Some of the ruins date back to the 6th century. And spring was in full bloom. We wore short sleeves and enjoyed the sunshine and blooming flowers. I only wish we had taken a sack lunch to stay a little longer. We even enjoyed the smell of freshly cut grass! After choking on the smog in Tirana, we had forgotten what a heavenly smell that was!