Discover Montenegro in comfort of your boat, cruising south from Dubrovnik, passing by secluded turquoise bays hidden beneath the high mountains that seem to be growing right form the sea.
Witness the immense beauty of the “Black Mountain” (Montenegro) – a small state with rugged mountains covered with dense dark pine forest just above the long sandy Adriatic beaches. Cruise through the biggest fjord in Adriatic- the Bay of Kotor, pass by two picturesque islets that are landmarks of the entire region and walk the narrow streets of UNESCO protected town Kotor – a real treasure in disguise considered one of the best preserved baroque settlements in the Adriatic.
When entering in this immense beauty of Bay or simply “Boka” as locals call it, you will be struggling for superlatives as there are no words that can describe its divine beauty. We will pass by two islets they lie in harmonious conjunction; the island of St. George – an intense, stalwart, dark and inward-looking natural island, and Lady of Skrpjela (Rock) – a man-made island that was built by scuttling old ships and depositing stones around a small crag.
We will disembark on the Islet Perast where you will be welcomed by professional tour guide who will explain you why this was the place where all fisherman since 1452., upon returning from each successful voyage, have laid a rock in the Bay and created this magnificent artificial island that represents strength of believe and faith.
He will show you Roman Catholic Church that they have built on the island and collection of paintings of famous Montenegrin painter Tripo Kokolja, silver votive tablet collection and amazing symbol of never-ending love -votive tapestry that was made by the lady named Jacinta Kunić-Mijović during long 25 years while she was waiting for her darling to come from a long journey.
You will wander along the boardwalks and bridges, pass by the waterfalls, explore the diverse plant and animal life, watch the fishes swimming in turquoise clear water and have many breathtaking views perfect for making memorable photos.
Unique beauty of this area that lies in closeness of high mountains and sea had also a strong influence on their culinary specialties – energy boosters of dairy products like homemade sour milk, kajmak, domestic cheese, meat from the mountain “lamb under sac”, “pjeskavica with cheese” or grilled fish with rosemary and other aromatic herbs or typical fish stew.
You will enjoy these gastronomy specialties in one of the recommended restaurants and please yourself with typical dry red wine Vranac, or the white rich wine Krstac that will seduce even the most demanding connoisseurs.
Late afternoon re-board your boat and cruise back from magical Bay of Kotor and be spoiled by the gorgeous sunset and reflection of its last sun rays on Montenegro’s and Croatian cost along the way.
Depending on weather conditions or preferences this tour can be also organize with a private van instead of a speed boat.
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