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Grammata Beach is locatad north of Palassa bay coast rocky side north at the bottom of Acroceraunian mountains, various epigraphs are carved out in Greek writing, letters and symbols. Gramata harbor located about 30 minutes by boat to the north of Dhermi (Drimades) is a must see as it represents a real treasured outdoor museum in the very unusaul and beautiful harbor. The earliest Gramata inscriptions date from the 3rd century BC, and continue during subsequent periods, until the 19th century. The earliest Gramata inscriptions are dedicated to various deities and prayer for deliverance from the storm at sea. In the Gramata inscriptions are mentioned many historical figures such as the Roman city of Pompeii, Publius Cornelius Dolabella, Marcus Antonius. Perhaps they are messages carved out by sailors before they sailed across the Strait of Otranto to Italy. Access to Grammata is only possible by sea.

History

Grammata Beach is located at the foot of the western slope of Karaburun, from the side of Himara Region. Bay served as a place of refuge for ships that were in difficulty along the dangerous coast in bad time. Originally served as an area of stone exploitation, traces of which appear today on both slopes. Grammata name is linked explicitly with engraved inscriptions in antiquity. They counted more than 1500 inscriptions, are the ancient Greek inscriptions and belong to the last centuries BC, followed by some Latin inscriptions.

Ancient inscriptions in Greek language directed Dioskurve, beaver and Poluksit, who are saviors divinity, protection of seafarers and ships. The formula used specifies that the author of the inscription asks help Dioskureve for different people.

Medieval inscriptions, written in Greek, are prayers that refer to Jesus Christ. Strange medieval document, presented by Henry Daum already, is that he shows that by 1369, the Roman emperor Johani V Paleologos is housed Grammata Bay, during a trip to Venice.

 

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