Pirates Cave

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Starting our boat tour at Himaras small dock and we visit :
Filikuri beach (swimming stop for 15 minutes), Livadhi, Aquarium, Jale, Goats beach (swimming stop for 20 minutes), Couples beach, Marble beach or Secret cave (swimming stop for 20 minutes), Doves cave (swimming stop for 30-40 minutes), Gjipe canyon, Saint Theodores Cave, Pirates cave. We provide you with water and you can bring your own food & beverages on the boat. We suggest not to forget your sunscreen, hat, towel & your smile.


2.5~3 hours
Boat Length 6m:
6 Persons
Boat Length 7.5m:
10 Persons
Boat Length 9m:
20 Persons

Himara watertaxi will introduce you to “Pirates Cave” located in  Himare, Albania, is a captivating natural wonder that beckons adventurers seeking a blend of history, mystery, and coastal beauty.

Nestled along the stunning Albanian Riviera, this cave has a story to tell and an enchanting allure that captures the imagination. As you approach the entrance, the sheer cliffs and azure waters set the stage for a maritime adventure. The cave earned its intriguing name from local legends suggesting that it once served as a hideout for pirates during the turbulent periods of the Ottoman Empire. This historical context adds an extra layer of fascination to the natural beauty that awaits within.  The interplay of light and shadow enhances the ethereal atmosphere, making each step a journey through time and nature’s sculptural artistry. The echoes of crashing waves outside resonate within, creating a symphony that accompanies explorers through the darkened chambers. The cave’s interior, with its unique geological formations, also serves as a canvas for the interplay of light. Sunlight filtering through openings in the rock ceiling creates captivating patterns, illuminating the cavernous space with a natural glow. It’s a photographer’s paradise, where every click captures the harmonious dance between earth and water, solid and liquid.

As you delve deeper, the air becomes tinged with a hint of salt, a constant reminder of the cave’s connection to the nearby Ionian Sea. The narrow passages open up into expansive chambers, revealing hidden corners and geological wonders. While the cave’s natural beauty steals the spotlight, its historical significance lingers in the whispers of the breeze. Imagine pirates concealing their treasures or planning daring escapades within these very walls. The sense of history becomes palpable, inviting visitors to envision a bygone era of maritime exploits and clandestine activities. Guided tours enhance the experience, offering insights into both the geological marvels and the folklore surrounding Pirates Cave.

Local guides share tales passed down through generations, weaving a narrative that intertwines the cave’s natural evolution with the legends of pirates seeking refuge in its depths. These stories transform the visit into more than a geological exploration; it becomes a journey into the region’s cultural tapestry. It’s worth noting that access to Pirates Cave requires a boat trip along the captivating Albanian coastline. This adds an element of anticipation and excitement, as visitors approach the cave from the sea, greeted by its formidable entrance rising from the water like a mythical portal. While Pirates Cave stands as a testament to nature’s artistry and the region’s maritime history, it’s essential to acknowledge the need for responsible tourism. Preserving this geological and historical gem ensures that future generations can continue to marvel at its wonders. Visitors should follow guidelines set by local authorities, respecting the delicate balance between exploration and conservation.

In conclusion, a visit  Pirates Cave” near Himare, Albania, is a multi-sensory experience that combines geological marvels, historical intrigue, and coastal beauty. Whether you’re drawn to the legends of pirates or simply seeking a unique adventure in a breathtaking setting, this cave delivers an unforgettable journey into the heart of nature’s wonders and for that reason we believe a boat tour is a must do while visiting Himare.


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