The jewels of the Kotor Bay: Tivat — Risan — Perast — island Virgin on the Reef — Kotor
Excursion Type: Sightseeing tour, Walking tour, Boat trip
Type of excursion: Individual
From city: Any, by agreement with the guide
Tour starts: any time
Excursion period: 6 hours
Excursion language: ME, RU
Price: from 47.5 € per person
Our route will run along the Budva Riviera, with a stop for a photo break. Boxed in a small patch of land on the edge of a long narrow bay in the shadow of the mountain range Lovcen, the medieval fortress of the city of Kotor is a real architectural jewel in the crown of the Mediterranean coast. We will visit the Old Town and you will feel its atmosphere, which is unique. It belonged at different times to the Byzantine Empire, Austria and other countries, Kotor was amenable to a special influence only of the Venetians. The city is filled with the sounds of organ and bells, the streets abound with ancient temples and medieval churches, each of which has its own legend, and monastery towers compete in beauty with mountain peaks.
Then we go along the coast to the city of Perast. This Adriatic town is distinguished by its architecture, reflecting its glorious past. It is like an open air museum shows its visitors the magnificent examples of Baroque architecture in the background of natural scenery of Boka bay. Many of the buildings of the city are like the real palaces. After all, once 12 noble families lived in the city, and they built the very baroque mansions and churches, of whick Kotor is proud to this day. The most beautiful architectural masterpieces of Perast considered Buyovich mansion, built on the money of the Venetian Republic on the project of the Venetian architect Giovanni Battista Fontana. In the mansion there is the Museum of Perast, where is a collection of nautical charts, ship models, portraits of prominent sailors, guns and archival documents. The uniqueness of Perast lies in the fact that there are 2 islands nearby, inseparable from the city, both geographically and historically.
One of them is the island of Gospa od Škrpjela or as it is also called Our Lady on the Rocks - is the only man-made island of the Adriatic, where we go by boat. Legend says that on the reef at sea at this place a miraculous icon was found, that was the reason for the creation of the island on which the church was built later. It is the Catholic Church with height of 11 m in the Byzantine style. The interior impresses with bright paintings of bokelski master Tripo Kokolja and lots of embossed silver plates on the walls. The second floor of the church houses a museum where you can see a collection dedicated to the lives of seafarers, as well as an exposition of paintings. Among them you will be certainly shown an icon, embroidered by a sailor's wife, waited him out of swimming for many years. It is notable that the woman's own hair is used, by the end of the work it became quite gray in addition to gold and silver threads.
Included in cost:
a trip on a comfortable bus, Russian / English speaking guide service, local fee and ticket for the boat.
The price does not include:
when visit the temples, it is desirable to cover shoulders and knees.
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