St. George Island is located in the municipality of Kotor
, near the town of Perast
in Boka Bay. The island has a natural origin.
In historical documents Abbey on the island was first mentioned in 1166, when it went into the possession of the ancient Kotor and used for control of the city of Perast. However, the architecture of the temple buildings, where the ancient fragments are preserved shows that the abbey was built much earlier in the IX century. There is almost nothing left from the old church of St. George - the island was constantly bombed by invaders, as well as the earthquake in 1667 destroyed the ceiling and the apse. The island is a burial place of famous captains of Perast, so the tombstones of churchyard contains unique heraldic emblems.
Today, the picturesque island of St. George is a landmark of Kotor bay, tourists often travel there by boat, many boats make a stop near the island.