The Karaburuni area owns precious archaeological, historical and cultural values.
Along the southwestern coast of Karaburuni the Grama/Dafina Bay is situated, a famous harbor built in antiquity. On the rocks of Grama Bay, numerous ancient inscriptions in the old Greek and Latin languages can be found, that have made this bay the richest “rocky diary” in the Mediterranean. In the South-eastern part of Karaburuni Peninsula, In the underwater habitats of Karaburuni, a considerable number of wrecked ships and many archaeological objects bear witness to the relations of this area with other civilizations during the Greek and Roman periods. Divers can also see traces of the two World Wars.
In Orikumi Lagoon is located the ancient Orikos which has been founded in the 5C BC by settlers from Euboea. The ancient town of Orikos was one of the most important Illyrian ports, founded in the 5th century BC and mentioned as an important economic and cultural centre in the Mediterranean during the ancient Greek and Roman periods until the Middle Ages. During the Roman period, it was a strategic naval base taking part in the wars between Caesar and Pompey.
Numerous shipwrecks of that period are supposed to lie in the bay and lagoon where most of ancient Orikos is still submerged. The archaelogical importance of the remains (which are mostly still underwater) is assessed to be of great value.
Numerous shipwrecks (mainly on the western coast), amphora close to cape Shën Nikolla on the eastern coast of Sazani Island could be touristically attractive for underwater explorers. Three shipwrecks are signaled in Vlora bay and two ancient quarries (one located north of Pasha Limani has sculptured red heads from the classical period) on the eastern coast have been reported in the area; these historical remains could also be attractive from the tourist point of view for underwater explorers.
National Park of Llogara is of historical interest as it has been recorded that Julius Caesar passed at "Qafa e Llogorase" at 1 025 m altitude.