Entrance Orientation: E
Entrance Altitude: 320m asl
Cave formation: Horizontal
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Occupation Eras and Dates: EN
Francis, K. 2005. Explorations In Albania, 1930-39: The notebooks of Luigi Gardini prehistorian with the Italian archaeological mission. London: The British School at Athens.
Cave Description: This is the largest of three cavities in the low limestone outcrop along Spilë beach. Positioned at the base of a cliff, the Himara Cave is now c.30m high and 100m from the present day shoreline. The largest cavity is 30m long, with an opening that is 8m wide and 7m high. The cave was formed by Karstic Processes, and the entrance has become irregular through wave action. The cave extends 30m into the hillside.
Research Chronicles and Data: Gardini discovered the five caves at himara, and in one of the caves alone excavated over 2m of stratified Eneolithic, Hellenistic and Roman deposits.