Kotor, Perast, Risan, Tivat. The Venetian heritage of Montenegro and the southernmost European fjord.
Sea, mountains, Mediterranean towns - this is what awaits you in Boka Kotorska Bay. During the tour you can even swim and taste the freshest oysters.
Want a story? The inhabitants of Boka Kotorska bay have been navigating for more than two thousand years. In each town on the maritime museum. And, of course, churches, palaces of aristocrats, bell towers and clock towers.
Who just did not own these places! From Illyrians to Napoleon. Well, the Republic of Venice, which rules here for 400 years, determined the appearance of the towns. That is why the shores of Boka Kotorska so much resemble Italy. There is truly Mediterranean charm.
The excursion route passes along the shores of Boka Kotorska Bay.
Be sure to visit Kotor - the main city of the bay. We drive through the observation deck, then a tour of the city, a coffee break, ice cream. For the curious - the Maritime Museum and the Cathedral of St. Tryphon. You can also climb to the fortress of St. John on the old steps along the city walls, the fortress towers over the city at 280 meters.
Perast - the next town, with a population of only 300 people. Today it is a city-museum in the Baroque style and two picturesque islands with churches. There is only one real street, and the rest rise by stairs to the fortress of the Holy Cross. During the heyday of Perast, 19 palaces and 19 churches appeared in the city, many of which were beautifully preserved.
From the bell tower of the church of St. Nicholas visible red roofs of the city. But the best view of Perast is, of course, from the water. Go to the island of the Virgin on the reef to visit the church with a unique history and enjoy the whole panorama of the town.
Risan is known as the oldest city of the bay. And the Kotosky Bay was once called Kotorsko Risansky. And the rules in Risan are Teuta's queen. The bold Illyrian queen rejected the claims of the Roman envoys, for which she paid for her throne. So Illyrian rule in the city was replaced by Roman.
In Risan you will find a wonderful palm alley and the ruins of a Roman patrician villa. From the villa there was only a foundation, but the mosaic floors and the layout of the rooms are perfectly preserved.
And finally, the city of Tivat is the place where the navigable past of the Boka Kotorska Bay became its yacht future. The dominant of the city is the yacht marina Porto Montenegro. Village for yachtsmen with full infrastructure: the port, brand shops and fashionable restaurants. Porto Montenegro is not a gated community, but a magnificent Tivat area with a snow-white embankment, accessible for walking and fun for everyone. It is worth a look here to admire yachts and take bright photos from vacation. And yet, here you will see what Montenegro can become in the near future.