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The Porto Palermo is a striking part of the Albanian coast. Ali Pasha's castle is the best preserved (and the newest, I think) castle along "the Riviera." Cafe/restaurant across the road offers shaded parking and a shady veranda on which to have a cool drink...More
Like probably most people did I know next to nothing about the history of Albania's most famous leader Ali Pasha. Visiting one his castle including the tour gave our traveling group a great inside into the life and history of this historical figure in a...More
This castle is well worth a stop if you are in the area. Built on a spit of land the view from the top of the triangular built castle/ fortress is very good - but go below - its horrible - damp & dark. If...More
It's worth a trip out to the this castle if you're staying nearby (15 minutes from Himare down the coast) but it's nothing too exciting. The history behind it is interesting but they don't tell you much at the castle itself and its poorly lit...More
This is another great place to visit. The beach in underneath and the castle lies on top of the mountain. The castle is unique and very beautiful. A must visit for everyone.
The bay is small but very suitable for people who love quietness and...More
Probably the best beach in Albania (but we haven't been to Gjipe). Plenty of free space even in high season. South side great for snorkeling and the concrete dock on the north calls for jumps. Check the fortress above it.