The values of this natural monument are scientific, historical, archaeological, cultural and touristic. But today, this beautiful seaside resort is also used as a small, intimate beach.
Grammata Bay is one of the most remote and extraordinary places that you can visit during your vacations in the Region of Himara. It is located at the coast side north of Palasa and bottom of the Acroceraunian mountains.
The Bay is several hundred meters to the main ground, with rocky coastlines, with small beaches and perhaps with underwater caves. The bay of Grammata has served as a shelter for boats that were in trouble along this dangerous coastline during the deterioration of the weather. But today, this beautiful seaside resort is also used as a small, intimate beach. It can be accessed by foot from the various trekking paths near Palasa and Llogara Pass or by hiring a boat ride from Himara or Drymades.
The bay was also a mining source for marble and that can be seen from the large cuts at the rocks near the beach. Near the beach are the famous rock Inscription, where in ancient times slaves and many other people have carved their names and other information that constitute important informations for researchers. The oldest inscriptions start from the III century BC, and continue during subsequent periods, going up to the 19th century. The first inscriptions are dedicated to various gods and prayer for deliverance from the storm at sea. In the inscriptions are mentioned many historical figures like: Pompeii (Roman city), Publius Cornelius Dolabella, Marcus Antonius. While interest is also an inscription of 1396, which shows that during his trip to France took refuge from the storm in Grammata, Byzantine Emperor John V Paleologos.
A surprising world of pristine waters await.