A short presentation of the sites to visit
The Mouths of Kotor also called the Bay of Kotor
Montenegro's natural treasure listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
40 minutes from Dubrovnik is the town of Herceg Novi, where the longest "fjord" in the Mediterranean opens. The Mouths of Kotor, just for the beauty of its landscapes, are worth a trip to Montenegro on their own.
The Mouths of Kotor form a bay about 30 km long, which is similar to a fjord, although the term is not quite accurate. It is actually a submerged canyon. The bay is divided into 4 municipalities to visit during your stay in Montenegro: Herceg Novi, Perast, Kotor and Tivat.
No matter how you arrive, by car, plane or boat, arriving in the Bay of Kotor will leave you with an incomparable and unforgettable memory !
Herceg Novi, the garden city of Montenegro is located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor.
This Montenegrin seaside resort, renowned for its spa centre, enjoys an exceptional setting on the Adriatic coast. Due to its location, the climate is particularly pleasant. Herceg Novi enjoys one or two degrees more than the rest of the bay. The advantage of its position allows it to benefit from a little more sunshine because the clouds do not stagnate on the other hand the mountains.
Its lush vegetation of bougainvillea, magnolias, cacti, agaves, eucalyptus and pomegranates bears witness to an important maritime past. This natural botanical garden attracts many artists for the gentle way of life.
Very convenient for an arrival at the airport of Tivat or Dubrovnik, this city founded in the 14th century by the Bosnian king Tvrtko, offers many advantages to spend an excellent holiday in Montenegro, outings, heritage, rest, visit of the Mouths of Kotor ...
Herceg Novi was taken over in turn by the Turks, Spaniards, Venetians and Austrians, giving it a rich heritage. It still bears witness to this turbulent past, with its architecture and numerous small squares linked by narrow streets. The town was known under different names, such as Castrum Novum, Castel Nuevo and finally Herceg Novi.
First conquered by the Turks in the 15th century, the Spaniards briefly took control of it from 1538 to 1539 and decided to reinforce the existing fortifications.
In 1687, the Venetians helped the Montenegrins drive the Turks out of the city, which came under the rule of Venice.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Austrians (1797-1806), Russians (1806-1807), French (1807-1813) and English fought over the small town.
In 1923, it was attached to the Yugoslav kingdom.
Herceg Novi one of the most pleasant holiday resorts in Montenegro
The Herceg Novi Riviera is worth a visit if you are on holiday in the Bay of Kotor.
It is an ideal place to escape for a few hours in Dubrovnik.
When it comes to beaches, there is something for everyone. One of Igalo's beaches, with its fine sand, is perfect for young children, thanks to its gentle slope and the scarcity of waves. You can also enjoy the many other beaches of Herceg novi, Topla, Savina, both sandy and pebbled, while strolling along the "promenade" (6 km), which was the old railway line that was converted into a pedestrian promenade lined with various shops, bars and restaurants.
Stroll quietly, while contemplating the magnificent landscape, in safety and peace.