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Lady of the Rocks, Boka Kotorska Bay, Unesco World Heritage site

The green Mediterranean landscape, the azure depths of the Adriatic, stone sea cliffs, fragrances of herbs growing in the clearings, historical gardens, the bay with the most intriguing species of the sea world are a part of the heritage which the visitors discover in the BOKA KOTOR BAY and its surroundings.

 

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KOTOR  

a medivial Venetian town,  30 min away by car

Located on a beautiful bay on the coast of Montenegro, Kotor is a city steeped in tradition and history, with remarkable scenic views. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the old city was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and is filled with medieval architecture and historic monuments. Extending over four kilometers, the city walls that have protected Kotor for centuries lead up to the fortress of Saint Ivan.

Founded by the Romans on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro, Kotor developed in the Middle Ages into an important commercial and artistic centre with its own famous schools of masonry and iconography. Throughout the centuries, many empires battled for control of the city. In the 10th century, it was an autonomous city of the Byzantine Empire. From 1186 to 1371, it was a free city of medieval Serbia. French occupation from 1807 to 1914 was followed by Austrian rule until 1918, when Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia.

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PERAST

viewed from Your balcony a medevial Venetian town,  10 min away by car, 5 min. by boat, 30 min. by swimming 

Perast is a small quiet Venetian town, a UNESCO World Heratage site with a population of less than 400 where you can escape Montenegro's busier seaside resorts such as Kotor and Budva and enjoy a couple of leisurely hours strolling through the streets, visiting a few museums, many small churches, romanic towers an abandoned fortress, captain palaces, the church islets or just contempate in the depths of Perasts centuries old stories of fierce captains, their passionate sea voyages from which they were restlesly awaited by the one gentle face that guarded their dreams when they were isolated beneath vast ocean waves of far away.

 

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HERCEG NOVI

small fishing village existing since Roman Empire, 
2o min away by car

Herceg Novi is recognisable by it's Old Town sprawled along the coast with sunny squares and a lively atmosphere abundant of mimosa trees and its numerous flights of stairs. It is a 'city of the sun', thanks to the large number of sunny days all year round. The centre of Herceg Novi is Stari Grad, decorated by buildings dating back to the epochs of Sahat – Kula (1667) and Kanli – Kula (1483). Fortress Spanjola (1538) and Fortress Forte Mare (1687) are only a part of the cultural heritage of this renowned town. Full of thick greenery, Herceg Novi hides numerous kinds of tropical flowers. Towards the end of January the town becomes scented with the subtle fragrance of yellow and green mimosas and the festival of Praznik Mimosa is dedicated to this flower. During the summer months many festivals are organised to further enrich the tourist offer of this enchanted town.

Herceg Novi is well known in the region for the renowned health spa center- Igalo, famed for its mineral-bearing mud and tremendous health institution.

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BUDVA

a medivial Venetian town from 1420, 
45 min away by car

Exotic landscapes do not always have to be far away and difficult to approach. The coastal area around Budva, called the Budvanska rivijera, is the centre of Montenegro's tourism, and is well known for its sandy beaches and as many as 35 other beaches (8 beaches are marked with blue flags), diverse and vibrant nightlife, and examples of Mediterranean architecture. Budva is 3,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Sea coast. In its near vicinity there are luxury resorts such as Sveti Stefan - where the wedding of Novak Djoković took place and Miločer. During the summer in particular, the day and night-life offers opportunities to enjoy theatre plays and performances, jazz festival, music events and entertainment programs. Budva' old stone town is surrounded by ramparts originating from the XV century including a medieval fortification system with city gates, defense walls and towers. It consists of narrow stone streets and alleys and small squares with precious monuments of different Mediterranean cultures that have marked the development of this town.

 

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LOVĆEN

a Mausoleum perched on top of a mountain ridge overlooking the BOKA KOTOR bay,
30 min away by car

The biggest and most important monument of Lovćen national park is Petar Petrović Njegoš's Mausoleum. The location for his burial place and the mausoleum at the summit of Jezerski vrh was chosen by Njegoš himself as his last wish.
However, Njegoš's express wish was to be buried in a small chapel which he had built in his lifetime. This was done, but the original chapel was destroyed when the Austro-Hungarian army invaded Montenegro in First World War(1916).

Dubrovnik picture

DUBROVNIK

in Croatia
a medivial Venetian town,
1h away by car over the border

The 'Pearl of the Adriatic', situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards.
Dubrovnik is a remarkably well-preserved example of a late-medieval walled city. Among the outstanding medieval, Renaissance and Baroque monuments within the magnificent fortifications, beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces, fountains, and the monumental gates to the city are the Town Hall (now the Rector's Palace), dating from the 11th century.
Dubrovnik's Old Town is now the focus of a major restoration programme co-ordinated by UNESCO. 

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DURMITOR

a National Park in the mountains,

altitude

1515 m - 2181 m

This breathtaking national park was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Along the Tara river canyon, which has the deepest gorges in Europe, the dense pine forests are interspersed with clear lakes and harbour a wide range of endemic flora. During winter, the main activities on Durmitor are skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, the activities shift to hiking, mountaineering and recreational tourism. One of the most prominent attraction of Durmitor mountain are 18 glacial lakes, best known being Crno Jezero. Because of its geographical location and range in altitude, the park is under the influence of both Mediterranean and alpine microclimates, which has resulted in an exceptional range of species. Accepted as a World Heritage site in 1980 as a national park . Forest fauna includes brown bear, wolf, wild boar, wild cat, chamois, various species of eagle, capercaillie, black grouse and rock partridge.

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Canyon of the TARA River

Adventurous RAFTING
2h away by car

Tara Canyon is a unique phenomenon with a depth of 1000 and 1300 meters in some places, so is classified just behind the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in the United States.
On the part of the flow through the National Park "Durmitor", Tara has an average fall of 3.6 m / km, due to which there are numerous waterfalls - Waterfalls and rapids that its unique complement the appearance of this unique environment.
The Tara canyon, the most beautiful and the deepest in Europe, is on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list!
Internationaly renowned Rafting centers are a fit for adrenalin lovers who want to explore the largest canyon in Europe , try traditional specialties of the region, prepared in front of you, from fresh organic food produced in the area of he Tara canyon! Homemade cream cheese, smoked cheese, homemade smoked ham, hot barley bread, lamb, kid and veal, prepared under metal pans, grilled trout, game meat rolls, and homemade pies are only one part of our cuisine which you will enjoy!and the beautiful scenery preserved in two national parks-NP Sutjeska and NP Durmitor!

 

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SKADAR Lake

a National Park

2h away by car

One can admire one of the most beautiful panoramas of Montenegro while standing on the Odrinska Gora above the Skadar lake. Lake Skadar is a vast freshwater lake, two thirds of which is in Montenegro and the remainder in Albania. It is surrounded by dramatic karst mountains and hosts a thrilling array of wildlife with more than 260 species of birds, traditional fishing villages, islet monasteries and pristine beaches and offers some fantastic hiking trails. You can visit historic villages, swim wild in natural pools and waterfalls. It has been a protected National Park since 1983 and was added, in 1996, to the World's List of Wetlands of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention. The Skadar Lake is only a short 20 minute drive away from the Adriatic Sea. Skadar Lake also hides 15 Medieval Orthodox Monasteries that are fascinating spiritual nests throuh history testifying on the rich and turbulent history of the Medieval Zeta.

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SKI Centers 
KOLAŠIN
& DURMITOR


4h away by car

Recommeneded for a weekend break. 

There are 30 km of ski slopes, the scenery is brilliant.

Altitude - 1420 m - 1973 m (Difference 553 m)