The old village is located north of the town of Himara, on the hill where also lies the castle of Himara and the surrounding area. Himara village or better Himara Castle has a history of two thousand years of being the capital of the entire coastal area till today. Village of Himara defined by two canyons, the Canyon of Visha (natural monument) in the northwest and the Canyon Kole Midharit by the south side. The Castle area is known by the name Barbaka and is built on a rocky hill. By the north side are the Acroceraunian mountains and by the west the hill of Skurata separated from the Castle area by the canyon of Visha. As noted by the British scholar N. Hammond, Himara was a wall surrounded castle build on a hill between 500 -1000m length.
Upon arrival on the town of Himara, you must visit the 5-th century B.C. Castle of Himara, positioned prominently on the hill above the city which it once protected. It is advised to park the vehicle in upper village of Himara, upon first entering the city as it is closer to the castle.