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Spacious and sunny, popular yet secretive, Livadh is the perfect place for those seeking somewhere a little off the beaten track, on the country’s finest coastline.
Thanks to its vast size and very chilled atmosphere, Livadh has slowly but surely become one of the most popular beaches on the Southern Riviera. Livadh’s popularity has soared for both locals and tourists because, while boasting much improved accommodation and infrastructure, it has still managed to retain a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. There is plenty of room for visitors and families who like having a little more space and privacy during their vacation.
The reason behind Livadh’s recent surge in popularity is thanks to its prime position along the coast. It’s worth noting that Livadh is closer to Saranda, than it is to Vlora. You’ll reach this quiet beach after passing countless other vibrant bays and traditional villages (i.e. Palasë, Dhërmi, and Drimadhes) that line up right after the descent from the Llogara Pass. Beyond these beaches, and another short mountainous road, the route will eventually take you to Livadh.
While the road is perhaps a bit longer, it’s well worth your time and energy! The beach is also accessible by sea. Only a few kilometres separate Livadh from Himara, Vuno and other southern villages. As an alternative route, a ride on one of the many boats that leave from the Himara Port can quickly take you there across the water.
The beach is easily recognisable by the ruins of Himara’s old castle that can be found there. In fact, the entire area seems almost like a piece of land slipping off the old town of Himara, and towards the cliffs. Beyond the latter, olive groves make Livadh’s warm and beautifully untamed character feel like a little paradise! This is a place where the dramatic land and seascapes beautifully compliment each other!
Many new aspects have combined to make Livadh a summer favorite. New hotels offer comfortable conditions, while there are also plenty of ideal places for camping. The locals are friendly, and some of the riviera’s best restaurants are located here, such as Nasho’s Restaurant, which is part of the camping complex of the same name. It serves deliciously light and fresh local seasonal foods. If you are searching for something a little more on the luxurious side, then Miamar is definitely worth checking out.
Wild and hospitable, this spot is definitely the rising star of the entire Ionian Coast.