The Castle of Himara
The Castle of Himara
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,558 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
This ruined old town is an interesting place to wander and soak up the atmosphere and views. Note - many of the photos showing a castle in good condition near the sea are not from here. They are of the Ali Pasha fortress at Porto Palermo.
Written September 30, 2021
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IngaOslo
Tonsberg, Norway173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Fantastic place for good photo oportunities. The old ruins have been standing for hundreds of years and once served as protection for the local tribe against intruders. Not only ruins, but you also get to see the local flowers, herbs, fruits etc. Some people live on the downside of the old castle. There is an entrance fee of 100 lek. Dont forget to step inside the church there, an almost magical place, concidering that all religious activity was banned in Albania for 50 years. This church sort of survived.
Written July 24, 2018
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TravellingOrange
London, UK755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Although this castle is largely in ruins we found it a romantic and picturesque spot to take some pictures and admire the beautiful coastline and mountains.

The castle itself is remarkably well preserved in places despite being exposed to the elements. We found that the churches in particular still have visible frescoes.

Parking is plentiful and there is no entrance fee. The ground is uneven all the way through so wear sensible shoes.
Written October 19, 2017
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KarenBonavita
U.S.215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We really liked walking around the Old Town and Castle ruins and recommend it. We walked from town (about 45-min) and though uphill a lot, it’s beautiful and interesting to see life along the way. We liked the exercise. Always do.
The Old Town w cobblestone streets is authentic, not touristy, peaceful and the views from the top - all of Himare and several beaches - gorgeous. Think it was called the Butterly cafe toward the top, we had a delicious lemon drink made by the owner and from his lemon tree, and he gave us a treat of orange rind preserves w it. He also showed us, proudly, the inside of his home which included an ancient water collection cistern that is fully functioning. When visiting Old Town, you must stop here for a fresh lemon drink or so. And for the views - It’s charming, delightful. Another very senior woman invited us into her home and proudly gave us a tour.
We definitely recommend visiting the Himare Old Town/Castle ruins.
Written May 29, 2021
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Megumi H
Finland383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
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.
Written August 4, 2019
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EXCELLENTEUPHORIA
Athens, Greece17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Himara city a beautiful town with one of the most amazing seas somebody may ever enjoy in the whole planet. Blue waters, excellent hospitality, great people. It is a life time experience for people who want to enjoy unique hopitality and unforgetable vacations.Their only real "competitors" are the region of Mani in Peloponese and Sfakia in Crete.
Written December 9, 2018
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Maddie
Tirana, Albania5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
What a pleasant surprise this was on my trip to Himare! The castle is beautiful and there are actually people living in homes build around the castle! Would highly recommend visiting at sunset as the views of the town of Himare and the coast are stunning!
Written August 7, 2018
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vitorbabrazil
Salvador, BA9,345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
A former Ottoman settlement right on top of the hill overlooking Livandhi beach, with strategical view over Greek islands, Corfu included!
The ruins also reveal the remains of two different churches, one of which Orthodox with engravings still to be seen before and behind the altar!
The entrance costs nothing, only 100 lekë!
Written July 12, 2018
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Jozsef F
Isaszeg, Hungary12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
The tourist books does not pay enough attention to this amazing castle. It is amazing both in its history and its spectacular well its state. It is ruined down in some parts, so watch you steps during the exploration. You might want to climb the round building (tower) in the South-West corner of the castle for a breath taking view and fresh breeze. Behind that tower the ruins of a small church still secures the fresco of the Christ Pantokrator. Entance fee is 100 leks per person. You can park close to the main entrance of the castle. There are only few tourist even in high season.
Written August 9, 2016
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Gladquisten
Hemsedal, Norway14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We took a walk from Himara after breakfast and got more and more stunned by the nice views as we came further up the road. While walking around in the old castle ruins we were already satisfied but as we went to have a coffee we got the most beautiful surprise; follow the signs to the cafe and you will see why!
We had some juice and the best frappé I’ve ever tasted with some homemade cake from the lovely lady who is staying up there for the summer. Don’t miss out on this if you are in Himara.’’!
Written August 1, 2019
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