The Boka-Kotor bay, abbreviated Boka, is the biggest bay of the Adriatic sea. It seems as though the sea flow divided the cliffs of mountains Lovcen and Orjen into two parts.
The Boka bay starts from the small bay of Herceg-Novi, than it narrows to the Kumborski Isthmus, flows into the Tivat bay and than through Verige forms the bays of Risan and Kotor. Along the bay there are dozens of small and big settlements and cities – Njivice, Igalo, Herceg Novi, Savina, Meljine, Zelenika, Kumbor, Djenovici, Baosic, Bijela, Kamenari, Morinj, Risan, Perast, Ljuta, Kotor, Prcanj, Tivat, Krtole, Krasici, Radovici, Rose and others.
Bokas landscape is decorated with 7 beautiful islands – St Marko, Mamula ( situated on the entrance to the bay), Our Lady of the Rocks, St George, island of mercy, island of flowers and Mala Gospa.
The Boka became famous because of the sailors, masters, builders and other well-known people who have lived here. The rich history of this region goes from the greeks, illyrians, romans, byzantines, medieval serbian nations to the turks, venetians, russians, Napoleon and Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Ana:”The Boka bay is a unique place which is a must-see during your visit to Montenegro. The best way to see all the beauties of the bay is to take a round-trip by car. There are so many spots ideal for photo-shooting. Medieval towns, chapels, churches, monasteries, mountain peaks, plants and fantastic shades of deep blue colors.You must see all this beauty with your own eyes.”
Sailing was the main activity in the bay and left a big impact on its rich heritage. During the 17-18 centuries there were more than 300 long voyage ships and nearly 300 smaller ships which all-in-all earned 200 000 gold coins each year.
Anyone who visits Boka today can feel the incredible atmosphere – either in cultural,scientific or touristic aspect – Boka influences all spheres of art.
You can reach Boka from different sides – from Bar, Budva, Tivat, Niksic, Risan, Trebinje, Herceg-Novi or Dubrovnik. We offer you to enjoy the trip in our modern, comfortable, air-conditioned cars.
We will make sure that your round-trip around Boka will be unforgettable and recommend you to visit the towns of Kotor, Perast and Porto Montenegro.
Kotor is the old central town of Boka, which had been situated on the crossing of merchant ways. It is a true museum-city with a rich cultural and historical heritage and numerous buildings from the time of the byzantine and venetian ruling.The old sea port of Kotor is surrounded by majestic town walls. The city has remained very well and is under protection of UNESCO as a part of the World Heritage.
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Traditional happenings for Kotor such as carnivals, masked-balls, fish, cultural, religious holidays are enjoyed by all generations and have been attracting many tourists to the town for years.
Perast is the oldest settlement of the bays bank ( this is proved by the remains of late Stone Age culture). However Perast got its modern beautiful look only in the 17-18 centuries, becoming the most vivid example of baroque architecture on the Adriatic coast. Two islands situated very close to the town – Lady of the Rocks and St George – form a real union with the small settlement.
The legend says that on the day of 22d of July 1452 sailors found the icon of Virgin Mary with child on a sand mound in the middle of the sea. From that day on there was a tradition when sailors upon returning from a long sailing have put several stones on the place of the mound. That way the island Our Lady of the Rocks was formed.
The visiters of the church can also see the beautiful gobelin made by Jacinta Kunic-Miovic, who waited for her husband to return from sailing for 25 years in a row. She interlaced the gobelin with her hair,golden threads in youth and silver threads when she became old.
On the other side within only 20 minutes away from Kotor you can find Porto Montenegro – the first luxurious port On the Adriatic coast for yachts 12 to 150 m long.
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It was highly estimated among the yachting lovers and high society members from all over the world.
There is the luxurious village right next to the port which will fulfill all the wishes of the yacht owners. The village consists of luxurious apartments, restaurants and cafes. There is a big range of sports, cultural and touristic activities.
Visiting of Porte Montenegro will stay in your memory with its chic and relaxed atmosphere.