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HERCEG NOVI is the city of sun. It is located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orijen. Herceg Novi was founded in 1382 by King Tvrtko I Kotromanic. The aim of foundation of the town was achievement of trade connections with neighboring states and salt production. The fortresses inside the bulwarks of the Old town testify of the tumultuous history of the town (Spanjola-XVI century), Citadela, Forte Mare (XIV century), Kanli kula(XV century), and of course numerous palaces and churches. The town also has artistic galleries, national library, city archive etc…

BUDVA an ancient town that lies on a small peninsula hides a rich historical past. The distant past reaches back to the V century B.C. As Montenegro’s busiest tourist destination, Budva is certainly a city that should be on every traveler’s list. Budva’s Old Town is a Venetian maze of cobblestone streets, anchored by the 15th century citadel. Among its most famous culturally historical monuments we can count in: the Church of Sveti Jovan (St. Jovan- VII century), the Church Santa Maria from Punta 840 A.D., the Church of Sveto Trojstvo (St. Trinity-1804), Sv. Bogorodica and Sv. Sava etc.

SVETI STEFAN is a tiny island situated just off the Montenegrin coast and it used to be a fishing village. The island itself is very small, connected to the mainland only by a narrow bridge, with the stone houses tightly packed together on top of the rocks. Today, it’s a luxury resort and many celebrities have visited the island.

BAR is a very old town. There are no precise data when it was founded but the origin of the town is considered to be between VI and VII century, because at that time in Bar there was a characteristic roman settlement. In historical sources the name Old Bar is for the first time mentioned in IX century under the name Antibareos (Anti-old).  The Old Bar, which is 4 kilometers away from the center of the New Bar, is situated on a very steep cliff in the base of the mountain Rumija. The town has been successively built for several centuries. In the Old Bar today no one lives. Tourists, when coming to Bar, are especially attracted to several attractions, which they say they have to visit: Old Town of Bar, Haj-Nehaj Fortress, King Nikola Castle, over 2000 years Old Olive Tree are just couple of them.

ULCINJ - The oldest city in the Adriatic Sea (over 2000 years) Ulcinj is the southernmost city on the Montenegrin coast. The influence of the Orient and Western civilization has left a significant trace on this wonderful town. Old Ulcinj is 2 km away from the center of the new town. Narrow, steep, twisting, and layered with the threadbare cobblestones streets, still faithfully testify about all the epochs that have marked this town: reign of the pirates, Byzantium, Venetians, Turks. The Old town represents a real nest of culturally -historical heritage of Ulcinj. Beside the North gate of the town, on the central plateau, a museum complex is situated. There is also a church, a mosque, today a museum.  Behind the old Ulcinj`s museum is a “Tower Balsici”, one of the most representative objects of the medieval architecture in Montenegro. There is also a Turkish drinking fountain from 1749 nearby. In front of the South entrance of the town, the foundations of a former Orthodox Church Holy mother of God (XII century) later turned into a catholic church of St. Marko, are found. Ulcinj`s Old town, despite the numerous damages on the South side and low quality communal infrastructure, remains a I category monument and a candidate for the protection of UNESCO.