Wondering which old towns you should visit in your tour besides the undoubtedly special and magical Kotor that will continue to take your breath away, and because of which your knees will tremble from all the beauty and atmosphere that these places offer you? You can only make your enjoyment not diminish, but be at an enviable level. Ensure that from the port of Kotor you continue to enjoy these cities that hide the secrets of their eternal beauty that we will be happy to reveal to you.
I hope you are comfortable because we will reveal the most important sights of these cities for which we are sure that Boka Bay Travel has everything you need to fully enjoy these tours whether you are up for a private tour or a speed boat tour. After all, we are here to enjoy ourselves together. The loading has started, enjoy the virtual ride!
Perast Old Town
Perast is an ancient city in Montenegro. It is located on the shores of the Bay of Kotor on the Adriatic Sea, a few kilometers northwest of Kotor. Perast lies at the foot of the hill of St. Elijah (873 m), on the cape that separates the Gulf of Risan from the Bay of Kotor (which are part of the Bay of Kotor), across the Strait of Verige, in the narrowest part of Boka, with a calmness that makes you look closely at its special beauties. If you are ready for the city itself to tell you stories that you will eavesdrop on with desire, Perast is the right city for you.
The strongest bearers of Perast’s identity are the two magical islands between Verige and the town, in many ways different, yet harmonious in their community in the middle of the sea.
Sv. Djorde is a natural island, introverted, dark, and staunch – a symbol of the male principle, while Our Lady of the Rocks is an artificial island, extroverted, bright, flirtatious, and floating – a symbol of the female principle. At the entrance to the Bay of Kotor, from the direction of Verige, rises the shadow of the island hidden among the tall cypresses. The island of St. George, thirteen centuries old, stands as the guardian of the city of Perast, and the bay itself.
It was named after the patron saint of the city of Kotor and the people of Kotor were the first to call it that, and its name has not changed in any way. Like its mysterious appearances, such as the history full of strange destinies and the desire for power. All the conquerors who came to Boka, wanted to own this island because it was believed that its rulers would rule the entire bay. Natural beauty leaves you speechless because what the nature of this island offers us makes this island more than special. If you decide to travel together from Kotor on this small but valuable island, we promise you a comfortable trip that you will remember with a smile.
As for Our Lady of the Rocks, this unusual island that exudes its unique beauty was created as a result of centuries of intertwining legend and tradition, with the help of the inhabitants of Perast and other towns of Boka. Legend has it that on July 22, 1452, sailors found an icon of the Mother of God with a child on a rock in the middle of the sea. From that day, a tradition arose that sailors, upon returning from a successful voyage, lay stones along the shore of Our Lady of the Rocks. This man-made island has been built for centuries. Its foundations in the depths of the bay are hidden by hundreds of worn-out sailing ships, which were filled with stone and sunk so that the island would still stand above the water.
If you are looking for a quiet city that will offer you the most beautiful of you with the sound of water with its calming atmosphere, then Perast is a city that you should not miss. Tours to Perast are very efficient and fast because they are close to 12 kilometers, so you don’t have to worry that you will lose a lot along the way. Whatever you choose a private tour or speed boat tour we promise you a fast and beautiful, and enjoyable ride.
Budva Old Town
On the other side, If you still want to spend your time in the city that is considered the liveliest on the Montenegrin coast, everyone knows that the right place for the hearts of those who want adrenaline and have a good time in addition to its natural beauty is Budva. Budva is called the queen of the Mediterranean, the Montenegrin Monte Carlo, the capital of Montenegrin tourism – which this city is. This city adorns the old part of the city, ruled by the Venetians, modern discos and clubs, casinos, the best nightlife in Montenegro, luxury hotels, and villas. Budva Riviera is 25 kilometers long and along the entire coast are some of the most beautiful Montenegrin sandy beaches, of which the beach Jaz in any case with its beauty will not leave you indifferent.
One of the sights and pearls of this city is Sveti Stefan, it is a small island that contains a hotel complex, located northeast of Budva, at the foot of one of the ridges of the mountain Lovcen. Even though it is a luxurious hotel complex, what makes the island of Sveti Stefan unique is its amazing history. According to legend, the fortress was built on the island during the 15th century, when it was first inhabited. If you give the chance to travel by our transfer or tours, this virtual tour will be complemented by many more stories that are well worth your attention. On the way to Mogren beach, which is located next to the old town, there is a statue of a ballerina, which is perhaps the most famous place for painting in Budva.
Local legend says that on the rock on which this statue stands today, a girl came every day and looked out to sea, waiting for a sailor. Her fiancé sailed away and never returned. The girl had been coming to the rock for years and waiting for her love. According to legend, one morning she was found dead on a rock. This is just one of the stories that adorn this exciting city in which it is impossible not to fall in love. If you choose Boka Bay Travel we promise you a vacation of life. The distance from Kotor to Budva is no more than 22km and our tour guides will make you enjoy every minute spent with us because we from Boka Bay Travel are here to make every moment precious to you. After all, it is.
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