Petrovac was first mentioned in the chronicles of father dukljanin. Once called Lastva, it was founded as a settlement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries of interest are two small churches, built in the 14th and 15th century, after wich the settlement takes its name, Kastel Lastva. Petrovac is located on the coast between Budva and Bar, where the old mountain road from Podgorica reaches the coast. It has a 600 meter long sandy beach and it is a popular tourist destination. Petrovac is seen as a somewhat “calmer” resort, in contrast to the lively and developed nearby towns of Budva and Sutomore.
Tourism in Petrovac
Between the two world wars, Petrovac was famous as a popular destination for wealthy tourists from (the former) Yugoslavia. Petrovac is today a popular summer beach resort, its visitors coming predominantly from Montenegro and Serbia. Tourist accommodation has expanded greatly in recent years, although less obtrusively than at Budva and the quality has also improved in response to market demand. The resort’s main attraction is its beach. There is a night club in the old castello. There is ready access to neighboring beaches at Lucice and Buljarica.
Surroundings of Petrovac
Offshore from Petrovac are two islets: Katic and Sveta nedjelja with a small church which, as legend has it, was built by a seafarer who was saved from a shipwreck on this island that art is long lasting and life is brief can be seen in the priceless cultural heritage found in Petrovac and its surroundings. Beauty and its time lessness are reflected in secular and religious buildings dating from late antiquity and early christianity where floor mossaics represent the earliest signs of art in this region.
“The part of the Adriatic Coast belonging to Montenegro is the purest part of the Mediterranean”
At Miriste beneath Petrovac in 1902 a mosaic was discovered from the 3rd or 4th century. From the very begining of 17th century one should mention, now in a poor state of preservation the frescoes in the church of the holy cross in Novoselo above Petrovac, and also the frescoes in the church of St.Thomas in nearby Zukovica.
shots were fired in districts of Bar and Cetinje.
Sports in Petrovac
Despite the town’s small size, it has a football club, OFK Petrovac, in the Montenegrin First League. They play at the town’s stadium, called Pod Malim Brdom, which literally means Under the Little Hill in Montenegrin language.
In the 21st James Bond film, Casino Royale, Petrovac was the location of the eponymous casino. In the film, little is seen of the town, only the casino’s environs and an outdoor cafe. A part of the movie Brothers Bloom was filmed in Petrovac. The locality has often been used in music videos of regional singers.