Excursion to Perast
Excursion Type: Historical, Combined
Type of excursion: Individual
From city: Any, by agreement with the guide
Tour starts: 08:00, 09:00, 10:00
Excursion period: 4 hours
Excursion language: EN, ME, RU
Price: from 53.33 € per person
It is located between the main road and the edge of water, 12 km away from Kotor, the ancient town of Perast is picturesque, like any other city on the Mediterranean coast. However, this Adriatic town is distinguished by its architecture, reflecting its glorious past. He is like an open air museum shows visitors the magnificent examples of Baroque architecture in the background of natural scenery of Boka Bay. Many of the buildings of the town are like real palaces. After all, once 12 noble families lived in the town, and they built that very baroque mansions and churches, of which Kotor is proud to this day. In addition, contributions to the treasury of maritime trade and customs privileges, along with the income from the military campaigns against the pirates brought a lot of money, which was contributed to the prosperity of the city.
The most beautiful architectural masterpieces of Perast is considered Buyovich mansion, built on the money of the Venetian Republic on the project of the Venetian architect Giovanni Battista Fontana. There is a Perast town Museum in the menstion, where a collection of nautical maps, ship models, portraits of prominent sailors, guns and archival documents.
The uniqueness of Perast is in the fact, that the city is located close to the 2 islands, inseparable from the city, both geographically and historically. One of them is the island of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Škrpjela) or as it is called the Mother of God on the Rocks - is the only man-made island of the Adriatic.
Lifehack: if you intend to get to the island by yourself, you can do it by water taxi from Perast. Fare is 5 € per person. Travel time takes only a couple of minutes, but you will have time to make a very beautiful photos.
Legend says, that on the reef at this plce, a miraculous icon was found, that was the reason of the creation of the island on which the church was built later. It is a Catholic Church in height of 11 m in the Byzantine style. The interior is impressive with bright paintings of bokelsky master Tripo Kokolja and lots of embossed silver plates on the walls. On the second floor of the church is a museum.
II - St. George Island (Sveti Dordje), which bears the name "Island of Dead". There is a cemetery there, where the famous captains of Perast are buried. The island is very
beautiful, but you can admire it only from water, because it is closed to the public.
Included in cost:
Transfer Perast - Kotor, travel by boat to the island Our Lady of the Rocks and back, services of a licensed English-speaking guide, visit of the church and the museum on the island.
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Hello! Let me introduce myself, my name is Natalya and I will be your personal guide to Montenegro!
For over 5 years I organize excursions, VIP tours and events in this beautiful, sunny and full of history country, located on the Adriatic coast. I am a fully certified guide of the Republic of Montenegro and in my job, I use various local and international sources of information, which sometime yield interesting and unique results.
It is my pleasure to introduce You to this amazing country, to show the diversity of its magnificent nature and to guide through its cultural and historical heritage. What is most memorable to us? What kind of memories last for our whole life? New experiences and emotions of course! And this may be the most precious thing that we can get for ourselves. It is precisely these new emotions and experiences that will accompany You during your visit to Montenegro.
You will find stunning panoramic views accompanied with interesting and rare information about more than 2500 years of history of this country. Moreover, you will be able to see and explore life, traditions and customs of hospitable and proud people of Montenegro. But what is an amazing journey without an amazing food? You will have a chance to try various dishes of national cuisine. During some tours, you will have a unique chance to dive into the history of such great empires as Roman, Ottoman, Venetian Republic, Austria-Hungary and others.
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