Coastal area of Montenegro is characterized by a very rich and varied history. There are traces of human existence in this area in prehistoric times. In Lipci there are caves with prehistoric drawings showing hunting deer. City Risan in Boka Bay was the capital of Illyrian state until that space is not conquered by the Romans. From the Middle Ages there are many other castles and old towns. To date, the best preserved are old towns of Bar, Budva, Kotor, Herceg Novi and Ulcinj.
On the Montenegrin coast are extremely popular tourist villages because of their rich history and beautiful nature and the environment. Among them are highlighted Perast, Kotor, and the town-hotel Sveti Stefan, which is actually a peninsula.
Boka Bay is the largest bay of the Adriatic Sea (87334 km²). It is deeply engraved under the slopes of Mount Lovcen and Orjen as
if they were separated by water power. The Bay of Herceg Novi, which narrows Kumbor gorge, it transitions into the Bay of Tivat
and the Verige bay enters in the Risan and Kotor Bay. All is encrusted by places - Njivice, Igalo, Herceg Novi, Savina, Meljine,
Zelenika, Kumbor, Djenovici, Baosici, Bijela, Kamenari, Morinj, Risan, Kotor, Ljuta, Kotor, Kotor, Tivat, Tubers, Krasici, Radovici,
Rose and among them a dozen of small settlements.
Boka Bay is celebrated by the brave sailors, skilled craftsmen, builders, many prominent people of intellect. It has a glorious history - from the Greek colony, through the Illyrians, Rome, Byzantium, the Serbian medieval state, to the Turks, Venetians, Russians, Napoleon and Austria. All had ambitions to master it. Seafaring was the basis of life and gave the seal of the great cultural heritage. In the XVII and XVIII century Boka had over 300 ships for long voyages and 300 smaller ones that have been earning 200000 Venetian coins annually. Perast in the sixteenth century had a naval school (Marine) on the voice, and it had trained sailors for the Russian Tsar Peter the Great.
St, Stefan is the most luxurious resort in Montenegro and one of the most luxurious resorts on the Adriatic Sea.
On St, Stefan there are three small churches: the church of St. Stephen, after which the island got its name and is located at the highest part of the island; Church of Alexander Nevski, and the smallest, holiness, Converting, is situated at the entrance to the town, which is a narrow causeway connected with the mainland.
The complete migration happened in 1955, when the island was completely renovated and transformed into a "hotel-town". Streets, walls, roofs, house facades kept their original shape while the interior of the house got a modern hotel comfort. One of the villas, situated along the coast isthmus that connects the island to the mainland, Villa "Montenegro", has been awarded in 2006 "Five Stars Diamond" award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for top-quality service.
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