Himara castle

Nestled between the spectacular Ionian to the west and a chain of mountains on the eastern side, the old town of Himara resembles an amphitheatre. Himara, one of the top summer destinations in the country, is also home to a significant part of Albanian cultural heritage. The medieval fortress contains ruins that show a continuous presence of Illyrian-Albanian residents for more than 3500 years.

Surrounded by canyons, the old town of Himara is built on a hill located about 1 km away from the Ionian shore. Himara’s historical center, otherwise known as the Himara Castle, stands on the cliff of Barbaka and is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles of the south.