Kotor, town of tradesmen and famous seamen. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old Town of Kotor was built between the 12th and 14th century and it’s beautiful monument itself. This is one of the rare places where past and present merge in the perfect union. In 2016 Lonely planet named it the number one city to visit in the world. All over the town there are buildings with narrow streets and squares. At one of them there is chatedral of St. Triphon’s, protector of Kotor.
Risan is the oldest town in The Bay of Kotor. It is from 3rd century BC. It was craftmen, seamen and tradesmen center of Illyrian state. By arrival of Romans in Risan were built places of the best Greek marble, decorated with glorious cultures and mosaics that are kept up to date and represent cultural richness of immense value. One of them is Roman Villa Urbana from the end of the 2nd century AD. Roman mosaics in this Villa demonstrate different artistic patterns and a rare representation of the reclining Hypnos, the only mosaic figure of god of sleep in the world. Roman mosaics are one of the most important archaeological sites in Montenegro.
Perast is one of the most beautiful little places in Boka Bay, located just a few kilometres from Kotor. It looks like a piece of Venice that has floated down the Adriatic. This tiny town boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly grand palaces. Each has left a significant mark on this marvelous, beautiful little place. Perast’s most famous landmarks are actually right in the middle of the waters- two picturesque islands with quite story behind them. Many small restaurants on the Perast coast will offer you great fish specialties. Often called as the quietest town in the Bay, Perast is definitely something special. And as a UNESCO World heritage site,it is a must-visit! Our Lady of the Rocks sits on a man-made island.
The story begins on July 22, 1452: two sailors, returning to Perast from a difficult voyage, discovered an icon of the Madonna and Child resting on a rock in a shallow part of the Bay. Considering the find a miracle, they vowed to build a church on the spot. The sailors dropped stones around the spot where the icon was found, slowly creating an islet and building a small chapel. It soon became a tradition for sailors to drop stones in the water around the chapel before a voyage, to contribute to the strenght of its foundations and to ask the Virgin Mother to bring them safely home. The tradition of dropping stones at the site remains alive today and forms an integral part of one of Europe’s oldest sailing regattas: the Fasinada. At sunset on July 22, countless local boats are decorated with garlands and sail out into the Bay to drop a stone around the island. Island of Saint George is other islet of the coast of Perast in the Bay of Kotor. Unlike Our Lady of the Rocks, it is natural island. The island contains Saint George Benedictine monestery from the 12th century and the old graveyard for the old nobility from Perast and further from the whole Bay Of Kotor.
Bajova Kula. In the center of the Village of Drazin Vrt,stands Bajova Kula, named after legendary hero Bajo Pivljanin who erected the tower as a place where he could rest between constant battles in wich he took part. It eas built in 1670. And it is great cultural and historical spot. Today Bajova Kula is known for it’s beach. Pebble beach is 60 meters long, with crystal-clear and clean sea water. It is fringed by laurel trees whose plesant scent completes the sunbathing and swimming atmosphere.The beach has quay, a restaurant and a cocktail bar.
This wonderful tour offers you:
- The voucher that includes the tour on the bus and coupons for: Roman Mosaics, Museum of Town of Perast and Kotor Old Town walking tour with professional tour guide
- You will receive schedules of the walking tour on the bus
- The bus stops approximately every 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic conditions
- Hop on Hop off vouchers are valid for the whole day
- Validity starts from the moment of the first boarding on the bus
- The itinerery includes 4 stops
- Hostess on the bus