It is a fortified summer residence unique at our coast. It was built more than 500 years ago. The founder of the family Mihajlo Buca and his brother Nikola, who served at czar Dusan’s court, built a medieval castle -summer residence for both rest and defense.
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.
Radovici is a small village in the Tivat municipality, on the peninsula Lustica, with totally preserved nature.
Donja Lastva is a small seaside village of Venetian architecture not far from Tivat. In addition to calm and clean sea, it attracts lovers of hiking by mountain Vrmac. Having plenty of footpaths and goat tracks, the mountain overhangs straight above the village. Vrmac separates Tivat Bay from Kotor Bay, so that at top of it you can have magnificent views.
Krašići is a town in Montenegro, located on the Luštica peninsula, on the southern shore of the Bay of Tivat in the Boka Kotorska, between the places Franciskovići and Mitrovići. The Village church has a relief depicting the battle of Lepetane which was taken from the church in the old village. The village has one pier, with a navigational light, which encloses a small harbour; there is one more smaller harbour in the village. The beach is concrete beach with gravel sea floor. There are four bars on the beach, Zanzibar, Paradiso, Princ and Poseidon.
During the Middle ages Lepetane was called “The Place of Saint Lovrienec” for the church which existed there and which is connected to a legend of three brothers – saints: Andria, Peter and Lovrienec. “Lepetane” got its current name by the nicknames of some Perast families (“Lepetanus”) which owned land in this area.
Boka Kotorska – Bay of Kotor Photo gallery
The entire length of the Boka Kotorska Bay (literally “inlet” and also known as the Bay of Kotor) is 15 nautical miles or 28 km. In the 4th century Bc the Greeks founded the town of Risan here (and Budva further down the coast). The Romans, after defeating the Illyrian tribes, settled in 2nd century Ad, renaming the coast Dalmatia.