Towns, villages, and islets around Boka Kotorska

Montenegro · 8 Items · Andela Lazarevic

Handpicked by a Montenegro Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Towns, villages, and islets around Boka Kotorska'.

Boka Kotorska, or just Boka Bay, is the southernmost fjord in the Adriatic Sea consisted of four bays: Herceg Novi, Tivat, Risan and Kotor Bay. Bay of Kotor is the only fjord in the Mediterranean, surrounded by the high mountains of Orjen and Lovcen. This Bay represents a cultural landscape of exceptional and universal value, with its diverse and special natural, geographical, historical, and cultural features. 
Boka Bay hides numerous prominent sailor and fishing settlements that visitors should not miss visiting. Let us guide you through some of these.


Morinj is hidden halfway from Kotor to Herceg Novi and is a former fishing village known for its olive mills. The only mill that remains today turned into a renowned restaurant Catovica Mlini.  This rustic resting place enchants visitors and tourists attracted by the delicious taste of shrimp, black risotto, and a wide range of local and international wines. This picturesque Mediterranean p...


Next to Morinj is the village called Kostanjica, located in a green oasis of chestnuts, after which it got its name (kostanj or kesten meaning chestnut). Kostanjica is a famous settlement of sailors and fishermen, also characterised by the richness of bay leaf, which the locals have been collecting for centuries and producing essential oils from it. It is a quiet village located near the entrance ...


At 4km from Morinj, the city of Risan is located as the oldest settlement in the Bay of Kotor. It was first mentioned in the 3rd century BC as an Illyrian fortification. Risan was the centre of maritime, trade and crafts of the Illyrians, and until 229 BC Risan was the capital of the Illyrian queen Teuta.  Risan is not known as a typical tourist place, unlike nearby townlets and cities. Lo...


At the seventh kilometre from Kotor, between the mountains Orijen and Lovcen, Prčanj lays. This small settlement, which has a little bit more than 1000 inhabitants, is known as the area for healing all kinds of diseases. Legend has it that this place was founded by Boka warriors and skilled sailors who connected the then Perzano (today's Prčanj) with Venice and Constantinople.  ...


Stoliv is a settlement in the Bay of Kotor made of two parts Donji and Gornji Stoliv. Donji Stoliv lays along the coast, and it consists of a series of stone houses located at the foot of the slope of the part of Vrmac, which separates Kotor from Tivat Bay. A series of stone houses that are built in a typical coastal style, with their size, speak of the power of the owners from previous times. The...


Dobrota is the most populous settlement in the Bay of Kotor (approximately 8,000). It was first mentioned in 1260 under the name Dabrathum. It stretches for several kilometres along the coast, from Kotor to the settlement of Ljuta and is rightly considered one of the most beautiful settlements in the Bay of Kotor. On the territory of Dobrota, there are magnificent palaces, built in differen...


Bijela is one of the unavoidable holiday destinations in Montenegro. It is located at the gate of the Herceg Novi Riviera. In the past, it was a village of fishermen, winegrowers, olive growers and sailors and is recognisable by its tradition of shipbuilding, which dates back to the time of King Tvrtko, the founder of Herceg Novi.  Bijela has many beaches, which are small, clean, and sandy...

Kamenari - Lepetane

Kamenari is named after the construction workers who work with stone and call themselves kamenari. From Kamenari to Lepetani (a village on the opposite shore of the bay), there is a ferry boat connecting Herceg Novi Riviera with Tivat Bay.  Near the ferry route, there are several sacral buildings such as the church of St. Sunday, the church of St. Nicholas, the church of Our La...

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