Albania

Himara is identified by the name Chimera, of coastal towns and later registered as Chimaeras by Procopius who records the settlement as refortified by Justinian, the well-known King of Byzant Empire. Later on, this region has given its name to the coastal provincial community. The last administrative division has expanded the Municipality of Himara, including in its administration many residential centers. In terms of historical and cultural heritage, the Municipality of Himara is distinguished for its residential intensity, which is well distinguished in its archaeological map from the prehistoric period (numerous fortified settlements), in the ancient one where the cities of Himara and Borsh developed and during the Middle Ages where the role again of these two centers remained central. From antiquity, this territory inhabited from the earliest times by the tribes of the Kaons was named Kaoni, while today it is called the Coast. From the studies and archeological excavations of the settlements of western Kaonia (Himara, Karosi, Badhra, Gjashnjari, etc.), the data so far speak of the fortification of these settlements in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age. Among the prehistoric settlements of western Kaonia in the Early Iron Age, a further economic and social differentiation seems to have taken place, the result of which was the separation of one of them in the role of the center, which was later transformed into proto-urban and urban centers fortification was found in Himara Castle.

The natural borders of the Himara are the mountain range of Ҫika and Llogara from the north, the Ionian Sea from the west, and the Cape of Qefal in the south.

The Mediterranean climate prevails throughout Himara. The geographical position has forced the inhabitants of the province to be economically connected not only with the land but also with the sea – with the sea not so much with fishing as with sailing. 

The community of the area is very hospitable and loving, above all they have very tasty traditional dishes and are famous for beekeeping. The stunning view to be offered by this village, the natural environment and cultural heritage make it very promising to enrich the tourist offers. 

Enjoying Himara not only by swimming into crystal sea, 9 months sunshine and beauty of virgin coastline but also: 

  • Discovering Himara history, through:
    Visiting protected cultural sites
    Participating in religious rituals
    Accommodation in characteristic houses
  • Enjoying the beauty of nature of Himara, through:
    Walking and traveling through the old villages
    Visits to panoramic places along the sea
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