STAY Himara

Andrea
STAY Himara

Where to eat

The cuisine in Himara is highly influenced by the sea and the mediterrenean diet, here are some of my favourite places.
Blue Bay's location is truly something special. It is located at Livadi beach on the Apelistra side (the corner closest to Himara centre). Except from serving heavenly salads (I recommend the Blue Bay salad), they also have grilled fish, bar, small pool for kids, sunbeds and best of all: no traffic! They are open during the summer season. You can hike on a marked path thru the forest a long the coast to get there, as well as driving (they have parking).
Blue Bay Beach Bar Club
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Blue Bay's location is truly something special. It is located at Livadi beach on the Apelistra side (the corner closest to Himara centre). Except from serving heavenly salads (I recommend the Blue Bay salad), they also have grilled fish, bar, small pool for kids, sunbeds and best of all: no traffic! They are open during the summer season. You can hike on a marked path thru the forest a long the coast to get there, as well as driving (they have parking).
If you look to get souvlaki/gyros/grilled during the summer season, look no further this is the place!
i Love Souvlaki
If you look to get souvlaki/gyros/grilled during the summer season, look no further this is the place!
Cabo del Mar is located at Llaman beach and their menu is influenced by the Italian kitchen. They also have pizza and take-away. It might be a bit tricky to find as you drive down to Llaman beach, here is some help: Follow the dirt road until you have a big stone-gate in front of you, turn left just in front of the gate. Continue a couple of metres and you find the restaurant and their parking at the right side.
Cabo Del Mar
Cabo del Mar is located at Llaman beach and their menu is influenced by the Italian kitchen. They also have pizza and take-away. It might be a bit tricky to find as you drive down to Llaman beach, here is some help: Follow the dirt road until you have a big stone-gate in front of you, turn left just in front of the gate. Continue a couple of metres and you find the restaurant and their parking at the right side.
Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! This restaurant is driven by a local family and is the first restaurant that opened at the water front. It is without no doubt the place to go if you feel like pizza.
Piazza Restaurant
Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! This restaurant is driven by a local family and is the first restaurant that opened at the water front. It is without no doubt the place to go if you feel like pizza.
You find Iceland at three locations in Himara: The newest one is located at Potami beach across from Taverna Stolis (look for the orange and white shade). The original Iceland is located next to Gonia at the water front in the centre and is very popular among locals and visitors for their high quality ice cream. The third one is closer to the port, next to I love Souvlaki, and there they serve frozen yoghurt.
Iceland Cafe & Gelato
You find Iceland at three locations in Himara: The newest one is located at Potami beach across from Taverna Stolis (look for the orange and white shade). The original Iceland is located next to Gonia at the water front in the centre and is very popular among locals and visitors for their high quality ice cream. The third one is closer to the port, next to I love Souvlaki, and there they serve frozen yoghurt.
This place, because of it’s location, might be mistaken for a tourist trap - it is not! Try their shrimp saganaki and their sautéed mussels from Butrint. The location is very good, you eat to the view of Porto Palermo castle after enjoying a swim in the bay.
Porto Palermos Restaurant
This place, because of it’s location, might be mistaken for a tourist trap - it is not! Try their shrimp saganaki and their sautéed mussels from Butrint. The location is very good, you eat to the view of Porto Palermo castle after enjoying a swim in the bay.
More mezze to the people! This restaurant opened 2021 and was a hit. I am sure you have tried moussaka - but have you tried moussaka with a mezze-style twist? Grab a bottle of retsina and enjoy your company with the sound from the waves.
EOS Mezze Bar
More mezze to the people! This restaurant opened 2021 and was a hit. I am sure you have tried moussaka - but have you tried moussaka with a mezze-style twist? Grab a bottle of retsina and enjoy your company with the sound from the waves.

Neighborhoods

Some of my go to places when I want to escape the centre of Himara and get inspired.
Himare fshat, or Castro as we say on a daily basis, is the historical area of Himara. You can reach it by car and by foot. It has great views and is full of Old buildings and churches. While you are up in the Old town make also a visit to Amphora Guesthouse and Cafe.
Himarë Fshat
Himare fshat, or Castro as we say on a daily basis, is the historical area of Himara. You can reach it by car and by foot. It has great views and is full of Old buildings and churches. While you are up in the Old town make also a visit to Amphora Guesthouse and Cafe.
Up above the sea and the noise you can stroll around an gaze at old buildings and have a coffee or raki at the café that, last time I was there, did not have a name. The road up is also ok for small cars.
Upper Qeparo
Up above the sea and the noise you can stroll around an gaze at old buildings and have a coffee or raki at the café that, last time I was there, did not have a name. The road up is also ok for small cars.

Wild beaches

This beach is not far from the centre of Himara and still it is a wild beach! It has no road, the best way to get here is to rent a stand up paddel, a kayak or go by boat.
Filikuri Beach
This beach is not far from the centre of Himara and still it is a wild beach! It has no road, the best way to get here is to rent a stand up paddel, a kayak or go by boat.
Walk from Livadi beach north corner to get here. Follow the white and red marked path.
Akuarium Beach / Παραλία του Ζήσου
Walk from Livadi beach north corner to get here. Follow the white and red marked path.

Sightseeing

What to say about this place – amazing! Combine beach time with history and end the day with food at the nearby restaurant that share the same name as the castle.
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Porto Palermo
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What to say about this place – amazing! Combine beach time with history and end the day with food at the nearby restaurant that share the same name as the castle.
Petros and his crew offers two daily tours during the summer season to various beaches not reachable by car. They speak English and take up to 20 guests in the boat. You find The Great Chimera docked at the small port in front of the waterfront in the centre.
The Great Chimera
Petros and his crew offers two daily tours during the summer season to various beaches not reachable by car. They speak English and take up to 20 guests in the boat. You find The Great Chimera docked at the small port in front of the waterfront in the centre.