Located near the mouth of the Gulf of Kotor, this peaceful town, surrounded by beaches, is the youngest (hence “novi”) in the bay area. However, this doesn’t mean it hasn’t been recognised for its architectural heritage, which goes back to its foundation in 1382 by the Bosnian king, Tytrko I. Stroll along the pedestrianised street of Setaliste Pet Danica and admire the beautiful sunset over the Adriatic Sea from one of the cafe terraces.
The picturesque historic city centre will take your breath away. Admire the fine Clock Tower, built by the Austrians in the 19th century and the impressive Mare Fort, a stronghold that dates from the 14th century.
Located on a hillside to the east of Herceg Novi, this pretty orthodox monastery boasts unbeatable views of the coastline. While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the Church of Dormition (Crkva Uspenja Bogorodice) built in the 18th century.
Around 30km from Kotor Bay, the tiny island of Mamula emerges from the sea. Its most striking feature is the original Austro-Hungarian fort, that was built in 1853 and used as a prison by the Italian army during the Second World War.
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