National Park of Butrint
Declared "Monument in Protection" by the Albanian State in 1948
Registered as an UNESCO world's estate in 1992
Inclusion in the List of Monuments at Risk in 1997
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. Registration of Butrint by UNESCO was based on cultural criteria as a unique and exceptional testimony of a cultural tradition and civilization that disappeared.
Butrint was an ancient city in Epirus, during the VII century. The main objects in Butrint are: The Temple of 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 the Albanian state in 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 Lunxhëria.
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".