Butrint Slideshow This is the Vivari Channel, which leads from Lake Butrint, a saline lake, to the Aegean Sea. The land that you see in the distance on the right is the Greek Island of Corfu. A view of Lake Butrint though the trees of the archaeological site. Butrint (Buthrotum) was an ancient Greco-Roman city which flourished even into the Early Christian period. This is a view from the acropolis down to the theater. The small Greco-Roman theater at Butrint. The small Greco-Roman theater at Butrint. The small Greco-Roman theater at Butrint. The apse of the early Byzantine basilica. Part of the arcade of the early Byzantine basilica at Butrint. The basilica at Butrint. Ancient Greek, 5th century BCE walls of Butrint, with enormous polygonal stone blocks perfectly fitted to one another. One of the city's ancient 5th century BCE gates. Detail of one of the ancient gates, with a lion killing a bull on the lintel. The hot plunge bath of the Roman bath complex. The circular shaped baptistery from the early Byzantine period, with its concentric row of columns and baptismal font in the center. One of the many ruins of Butrint, here a market area with Roman masonry.