Without a doubt, the extraordinary old town of Herceg Novi, located on a steep slope leading to the sea, is worth discovering. Taking a relaxing stroll through its charming squares and admiring old fortresses one will find beautiful orthodox and catholic churches.
The imposing Kanli Kula fortress overlooking the old town of Herceg Novi is one of the top local attractions. It is an old prison dating back to the times of Turkish rule (between approximately 1482 and 1687) from which it is nowadays possible to enjoy astonishing views over the Bay of Kotor. In summer, the site usually hosts musical and theatrical shows.
Another point of interest in Herceg Novi is the Španjola Fortress located on the top of a hill 170 m above sea level and dating back to the 16th century. Pay a visit to Savina monastery as well. Located approximately 2 km from the bay, this religious building, dating back to the 11th century, is famous for the Gothic frescoes of its smaller church and for the superb iconostasis in the main church. What is more, from the monastery, you can enjoy extraordinary panoramic views of the bay.
Staying in Herceg Novi you can always take a trip to Dubrovnik, also known as Ragusa, a popular tourist city belonging to the Dalmatian region of Croatia. It boasts magnificent palaces, fortresses and wonderful stone beaches, and in 1979 and 1994 its historic centre was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kotor is another famous place worth visiting in Montenegro. This coastal city, impresses visitors with extraordinary fortified buildings dating from the period of Venetian Rule, between the 15th and 17th centuries, and is found just 43 km from Herceg Novi. In fact, the fortifications of Kotor have been a World Heritage Site since 2017.