Butrint was an ancient Greek and later Roman city. Today it is an archeological site 14 kilometres south of the Albanian town of Saranda near the Greek border. It was known in antiquity as Bouthroton in Ancient Greek and Buthrotum in Roman Latin. Located on a small hill it overlooks the Vivari Channel. It was inhabited since prehistoric times by primitive tribes then taken by Greeks and later became a Roman colony. It was populated until Late Antiquity (2nd to 8th centuries) and was abandoned during the Middle Ages. Now it is part of the Butrint National Park.