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The Castle of Himara

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The Castle of Himara

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Bland Ashiku wrote a review Jan 11
Tirana, Albania270 contributions1 helpful vote
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It’s always such a lovely hike up there in the Old Himara, exercise and leisure all in one. Don’t forget to wear some good hiking shoes, suitable for slippery terrain. The cobble stones of the whole place are sharp and slippery. You can leave your car next to the small chapel down at the base by the national road and start your hike from there. Once you have seen all the pretty ruins, the church, and castle and all, try to find the recently opened organic juice and tea café almost t the top of the Old Town Castle area. I think it’s called Flutura ( Butterfly ) and it opened last year. Very hospitable people and a mesmerizing view of Himara and Livadhi. Almost in any weather you can see Corfu and the other islands.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kyrsten J wrote a review Jan 4
Mission Viejo, California, United States15 contributions5 helpful votes
A great stop when doing the coastal scenic route of Albania. There was next to no one there when we went in November, and it was cool to wander the cobblestone streets and soak in the history. People live there today, so it's interesting to see the homes blending into the old castle walls.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Perpetual Motion wrote a review Nov 2019
Florida478 contributions209 helpful votes
Perched on a hilltop with great views this castle requires a bit of stamina. Rocky roads without signs will eventually get you to the ruins. Most of the building are in poor condition without any attempt to give you an idea of its once grandeur. The is a cool church with wall frescos but you really need to search for it. Good views. Not worth a trip on its own but worth a stop if you are fit and in the area.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Ivan K wrote a review Sep 2019
36 contributions6 helpful votes
A very picturesque setting with stone paved narrow streets that will bring you up to the castle. Great views from the top of the castle ruins. It's worth visiting and do not expect spend much time on this sight.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Megumi H wrote a review Aug 2019
Finland323 contributions65 helpful votes
We drove up the hill to visit the castle. It is more like ruins of a small village. Some people still live there. It was hot but nice to wonder the narrow cobbled stone paths. When you find your way to the top of the hill, panorama view opens up. We stopped at a cute small cafe. Wine was expensive but we liked the place. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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