Secrets of the Old Town Bar - A Journey through Millennia

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Discover why the Old Town Bar is different from the others in the Mediterranean. Learn about the love story that connects the Balkans, and it was created before Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Highlights

  • Panoramic tour of modern town of Bar
  • Visit to the natural monument, the Old Olive Tree
  • Guided tour of the Old Town with photo breaks
  • Free time in the Old Bar Bazaar

Description

Embark on a fascinating journey through the centuries in the Old Town of Bar, discovering the timeless love story between Princess Kosara and the imprisoned Prince Vladimir. This tale, older than Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, binds the Balkans together and unfolds in a city that has preserved the cult of St. John Vladimir, its protector, for over 1,000 years. The largest fortress in Montenegro, the Old Town of Bar, stands apart from other ancient Mediterranean cities. Located five kilometers from the sea, at the foothills of Mount Rumija, it rests on a steep cliff, lending it a unique mystique and charm. This historic site bears witness to the diverse civilizations that have passed through and inhabited the area, offering a rich and captivating history. Guided by AVE Tours, you'll delve into the details of a love story that predates Shakespeare's famous tale, the story of Vladimir and Kosara. Learn how Princess Kosara fell in love with the prince while he was in captivity and how this ancient love story connects the Balkans. Discover the cultivation of the personality cult of St. John Vladimir on Mount Rumija for over 1,000 years. The existence of life in this region for over 2,240 years is attested by the natural monument, the Old Olive Tree. Uncover the uses of the fruits of this ancient olive tree, which continues to bear fruit every year in the third millennium. During your free time, bask in the warm welcome of the Old Bar Bazaar, where you can taste natural juices and local food with a view of the monumental walls and ramparts built by Venice. Bar city preserves the traditions of different cultures, and its uniqueness lies in its multiculturalism. Learn about Bar's significance in the history and development of Montenegro from the licensed guides of AVE Tours and why the last king of the Petrović dynasty chose Bar for the construction of his summer palace. Explore how Montenegro connected with Europe through Bar. While at the Old Olive Tree, discover why this place has earned the symbolic name - Mirovica. Time spent in the Old Town of Bar is a journey through history and civilizations that have fought for this territory, each leaving its mark. Don't miss the opportunity to taste some of the local specialties in the Old Bar Bazaar – an experience not to be missed.

Includes

Pickup/Drop off to Bar city center Licensed guide Photo breaks

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