Sveti Marko Island is located near the town of Tivat, in the Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor). It is aligned with the Tivat’s other island, Prevlaka Island. The island is entirely covered with greenery. In 1962, a tourist settlement was built there, with 500 Tahiti-style houses, without water supply or electricity. It was managed by Club Med, and until the Yugoslav wars, it was a very popular tourist destination.
Prevlaka Island also known as Ostrvo Cvijeća (Island of flowers) is located near the town of Tivat, in the Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor). The island is 300 m long and 200 m wide. It is connected with mainland by a narrow isthmus. The island was the residence of the metropolitan of Zeta’s diocese from 13th to the 15th century.
Tivat is a coastal town in southwest Montenegro, located in the Boka Kotorska. It has a population of 9,467 (2003 census). Tivat is the centre of Tivat municipality (population 13,630), which is the smallest municipality by area in Montenegro.
Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Boka Kotorska and at the foot of Mount Orjen. It has around 17,000 inhabitants, and is the administrative center of the Herceg-Novi municipality. Although it is one of the youngest settlements on the Adriatic, it had a very turbulent history, and every one of the numerous conquerors had left a mark on the city’s face, making it one of the most picturesque towns on the Montenegrin coast.
Kotor Photo gallery
Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located in a most secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor. The town has a population of 13,510, and is administrative center of Kotor municipality. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor, surrounded by an impressive city wall built by House of Nemanjic, is very well preserved and protected by UNESCO. Between 1420 and 1797, Kotor and its surroundings were under the rule of the Republic of Venice and the Venetian influence remains among the architectural influences.
Bogorodicin Hram or Our Lady’s church is the parish church of Prcanj, dedicated to the Birth of the Holy Virgin. lt was made of Korcula stone in Baroque style. The construction lasted 120 years, up to 1909. Inside the church, there are two gilded altars, the only of their kind in the Boka Kotorska.
Prcanj Photo gallery
Prčanj is a small town in the Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor). According to the 2003 census, the town has a population of 1244 people. It is located 3 miles (~5 km) west of Kotor, opposite Dobrota and between the settlements of Muo and Stoliv. All its history has been written at sea. It was one of the most important maritime centers on southern Adriatic.
A small, peaceful place in the Boka Kotorska bay famous for its interference of mountain and sea winds mixed with 548 types of herbs that are suitable for lung diseases, particularly in the late spring and early autumn. Small fisherman’s settlement from XIV century remained preserved over the centuries. Donji Stoliv is located at the very sea shore. The pebble road will take you to Gornji Stoliv through the woods and olive groves.
Perast (Italian: Perasto) is an old town in the Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor). It is situated a few Kms northwest of Kotor (the venetian Cattaro).
Geography & History of Perast
Perast lies beneath the hill of St. Elijah (873 m), on a cape that separates the bay of Risan from the bay of Kotor (two smaller bays within the Boka Kotorska) and overlooks the Verige strait, the narrowest part of Boka. The average yearly temperature in Perast is 18.3°C, and the number of sunny days is 240 (or around 2,500 sunny hours per year).