More than 100 churches and chapels, monasteries and convents, castles and fortresses from prehistoric centuries are examples of Himara's religious and historic importance in the past: from early medieval chapels like St Mary of Kasopitra to splendid late marvel church of All Saints and the military architectural castle of Porto Palermo.
Particularly picturesque and rich in history are the surrounding villages of Vuno, Old Town of Himara and Drymades and the neighboring village of Palasa. In the heart of each village lies an enchanting church. The churches house wonderful altar paintings, Baroque paintings and ceilings painted by local artists.
In the many fortresses and castles of the adjacent villages art, painting and handicraft play an important role. Picturesque walking paths, once used by pilgrims, merchants and travelers that traversed the valleys and passes, lead you to historical sites of interest. You will also find peasant traditions of the region captured in avery day life of local people. Among the mansions, monasteries, monuments and historic art works of past times modern life finds its way through. Don't miss a visit to the ruins of the Monastery of St. Theodore in Ilias, the 2600 years old Castle city of Himara, the triangular shaped of 150 x 400 meters with the walls reaching as high as 20 meters Castle of Porto Palermo in Himara, and the many castles, cloisters and churches in the area.