Bar is a coastal town. It has a population of 17,727 (2011 census). Bar is the centre of municipality and a major seaport of Montenegro. In Montenegrin and Serbian, the town is known as Bar ; in Italian as Antivari or Antibari; in Albanian as Tivari; in Greek as Antivari, or Antivárion; and in Latin as Antibarium. The name of this city is connected to Bari, Italy as those cities are located on the opposite side of Adriatic sea.
The jagged coastline and many streams conditioned the forming of numerous small and large beaches with sandbanks of fine sand and pebbles. There are around 20 beaches the total length of which is 9,000 m.
The natural forests of various Mediterranean vegetation directly near the sea line and rich springs of water give the freshness to the beaches of this Rivièra. The sand can be warmed up to 50°C.