TOURS

OLD CITIES

KOTOR

Kotor is old town in Boka Bay. There are about 13000, and the municipality of Kotor has 23000 inhabitants. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor, surrounded by impressive city walls, is very well preserved and protected by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage. Between 1420-1797, Kotor and its surroundings belonged to Venice and the Venetian influence left a mark on the city's architecture. In recent years, an increasing number of tourists attracted both by natural beauty of the Bay of Kotor and Ithe old town of Kotor.

In recent years, an increasing number of tourists attracted by both the natural beauty of the Bay of Kotor and I have an old town of Kotor.

Kotor was first inhabited in time of ancient Rome, when it was known as Acruvium and was part of the Roman province of Dalmatia. Ascrivium or Ascruvium first was mentioned in 168 BC.

HERCEG NOVI

Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. It is the administrative center of the Municipality of Herceg Novi with around 33000 inhabitants. Herceg Novi was known as Castelnuovo. Herceg Novi had a turbulent past, despite being one of the youngest settlements on the Adriatic. History of different occupations has created a blend of different architectural styles and picturesque city.

The most famous tourist attractions in Herceg Novi are Forte Mare built by the Bosnian king Tvrtko I in 1382, the Clock Tower and Kanli tower built by Turks, Orthodox Church of St. Michael the Archangel in central Belavista Square, and many other religious, cultural and historical objects.

The coastline of the city is known for its long promenade 7 km. This fantastic coastal trail at any time of year provides a special pleasure to walkers. On the promenade can be entered to many smaller or larger beaches spread out along the Novi Riviera.

CETINJE

Cetinje is the historic and current capital of Montenegro (capital of Montenegro is Podgorica). The town is located in the same karst field located in the southern part of the republic, at the foot of the mountain Lovcen, at an average altitude of 670 m. The city has 15353 (18742 municipalities) inhabitants (in 2003).

Because of its authentic architecture and a large number of historic buildings, relics, monasteries, churches and museums, this city has been named the "city- museum".

Plain that contained a small settlement (village) Cetinje, was called at the end of the fourteenth century, Cetinje field by the river Cetina, that ran the field until the end of the seventeenth century. The resort is in historical sources first mentioned in 1440, and around 1450, in Cetinje, the church was built, known as Wallachia church. The emergence of today‘s Cetinje is tied to the 15th century and the ruler of Zeta Ivan Crnojevic. In fact, losing its former capital of the Turks Zabljak, Ivan Crnojevic chose to relocate its headquarters to inaccessible regions - in the Karst valley at the foot of Mount Lovcen, who built the palace in 1482, followed by the Monastery of the Holy Virgin, in which later moved the seat of Metropolitanate of Zeta. Continuous struggle against Turks, during two centuries, lead to stagnation in development of Cetinje. Redevelopment begins at the end of the 17th century arrival of the Petrovic dynasty to power in Montenegro, and greater urbanization and significant progress following the arrival of Njegos to power. During his reign he built the famous billiards.

At the place where, possibly, the court of Ivana Crnojevc, theBishop Danilo in 1701 raised the Cetinje monastery. Njegos residence known as the billiard room, is located in the historic town of Cetinje, close to Cetinje Monastery. It was built in 1838.

Cetinje is still an architectural and urban population thrived in proportion to the development of Montenegrin statehood, i.e. along with the proclamation of the Principality of Montenegro (in 1852 under Prince Danilo I Petrovic), and recognition of independence (in 1878 at the Berlin Congress) and, finally, the Kingdom of Montenegro (in 1910 during the reign of King Nikola I Petrovic).