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In love with Boka Bay


Boka Kotorska Bay is the most beautiful and southern Bay in Europe. Above the thin coast line is a tall mountain chain protecting this area from the cold continental climate. The Boka Bay is naturally divided into 4 smaller bays – Herceg Novi, Risan, Kotor and Tivat. Like pearls, along the coast are beautiful small cities, rich in history and culture: Kotor, Perast, Risan, Herceg-Novi and Tivat.

Herceg Novi displays a fine combination of romantic, Byzantine and oriental architectural styles while Risan is known for the remnants of classical culture found there, dominated by the remains of a Roman patrician’s villa with beautiful mosaic floors. Kotor, a UNESCO protected walled city, is the old coastal and cultural centre which has withstood countless invasions over the centuries and now attracts a lively tourist crowd in summer for its splendid churches and squares. Tivat has passed the following eras: Illyrian, Roman-Byzantine, Serbian, Venetian-Turkish and Austrian as evidenced by  many archaeological finds and existing monuments of ancient architecture and written historical sources.

Often referred to as the southernmost fjord in Europe, the Boka Bay is in fact a drowned river canyon. The high mountains that bend around the coastline protect the bay from the open sea and from the cold climate of the north in winter. This allows an abundance of Mediterranean vegetation to grow: agave, palm, mimosa, oleander, kiwi, pomegranate and medicinal herbs can all flourish in these temperatures.