The Castle of Himara

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The Castle of Himara
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Attenzione Attrazione
Florence, Italy98 contributions
When you drive to the beach and along side of the road it is very easy to miss this Himara Castle. So when you enter Himara area drive slowly and you will find it.
Parking is free, but the price is 3 EUR per person.
Wear comfortable shoes, it is very slippery and in ruins.
Written July 2, 2021
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Bland Ashiku
Tirana, Albania276 contributions
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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.
Written January 12, 2021
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,470 contributions
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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, Norway170 contributions
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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
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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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Megumi H
Finland353 contributions
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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
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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
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, BA8,708 contributions
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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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MC F
London, UK170 contributions
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The walk to the castle is quite a tough one if you are doing it in 35 degree heat. You should be prepared to sweat lots and in need of water. It is approximately 45 minutes to walk up from the city centre on the main road - mostly uphill.

The castle entrance is guarded by a man who takes around 100lek per person. He looked somewhat unofficial, but it wasn't too much.

The castle grounds are absolutely phenomenal - you can see a lot of the coast of Himara, from the top of the viewing platform and on top of this the other side in the mountains. The castle/old town is actually inhabited by residents - who also grow grapes in the old town area. This makes the castle even more of a quant location!

For the small price and walk up the mountain - this is definitely worthwhile.
Written August 21, 2018
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