- Kotor Bay Fjords
The region of Kotor and Durmitor National Park are already both World Heritage Sites. Hot dry summers and Mediterranean winters, ideal coastal areas surrounded by mountainous backdrops, create the perfect setting for beach, river and mountain activities all year round. This region of Montenegro is probably one of the best known to foreign investors with its charming towns and villages on and nearby its Adriatic coast. The towns of Kotor, Herceg Novi, Tivat, Peninsula Lustica, Prcanj, Perast and Bar offer a selection of properties for sale include apartments with panoramic views, detached village houses just a short walk to the sea and plots of land where building permission is readily available.
Kotor with its well-preserved medieval centre was for centuries a crossroads for commerce and culture, and under the strong influence of Venice. Situated in the bay of Boka Kotorska and surrounded by mountains, it is one of the best living examples of the history of the region with a medieval walled city and obvious Venetian influences.
Around the time of the middle ages, Tivat’s fertile land mostly belonged to the aristocrats from Kotor, Prcanj and Dobrota. This was the chosen area for luxurious properties, castles, and chalets as well as the collective church of St. Antun dating from 1373. Today Club Med has taken some of the lush seaside area for its tourist cottages and many other smaller hotels continue to entertain the returning tourists.
In the 14th century, similar to its Croatian neighbor Dubrovnik, Herceg Novi became a significant economic, political, and cultural centre by the sea. Its unusual Mediterranean greenery is the result of decades of seamen bringing the exotic plants from other shores. Reminders of the influence of the hundred year reign of the Austria-Hungarian empire can be seen in the fortresses on the little islands located at the entrance of Boka Kotorska bay. The Herceg Novi Riviera offers 25km of attractive beaches and picturesque villages, like Zanjic on the Lustica peninsula and Borici on the slopes of Orjen.
Prcanj it is a homeland of famous Boka´s warriors as well as skilful seamen, who even in the 17th century maintained the first postal traffic between Venice and Carigrad. With its wealth of cultural and historical monuments, Prcanj nowadays keeps visitors coming back with its Mediterranean ambiance and gorgeous beaches.
With its beautiful, varied coastline combined with mountainous inland terrain, the Kotor Bay region is ideal for the naturist and sports enthusiast alike, with an enormous potential for tourism and investment growth.
HOW TO GET THERE
Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes flight time from London to either of the two international airports in Montenegro (Podgorica and Tivat), and one in Croatia (Dubrovnik) which service air travel for the region.
National carrier Montenegro Airlines operates scheduled flights to the two international airports Tivat and Podgorica. Montenegro airlines and JAT (Yugoslave Air Transport) manage scheduled flights, while a number of other companies organise flights to Podgorica, Tivat and Dubrovnik during the tourist season. Charter flights are frequent during the tourist season.
Tivat Airport is 4 km away from Tivat, 20 km from Budva and Herceg Novi, 58 km from Bar.
Dubrovnik airport is 24 km from Herceg Novi, 44 km from Tivat and 68 km from Budva.
Regular ferries operate to and from Italy‘s Adriatic coast on the following routes: Bar-Bari, Bar-Ancona and Kotor –Bari.