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The narrow strait connects the Bay of Kotor and the Adriatic Sea. He wears the name of Verige (Veriga - chain), since ancient times, and actually block the chain locking the passage to the city of Kotor and Risan. Exactly opposite the Strait is the town of Perast, he was the keeper of the ancient entrance to the bay. Yes, indeed, the whole life of the city is connected with seafaring and shipbuilding. He gave the world a galaxy of eminent sailors, including Admiral of the Baltic Fleet Zmaevich Mathias, who helped Peter the Great to establish this most Baltic fleet and was one of the closest friends of the king. Zmaevichu monument stands on the central square of Perast, which is called the Admirals Square, which is quite logical for the city, all of life is connected with the sea.

A little history

In Perast and housed the famous nautical school Marko Martinovic. The Peter the Great sent her to study his midshipmen. Later, Marko Markovic became one of the most outstanding teachers of the Naval Academy in Venice. Involvement is a seaworthy case has caused unprecedented prosperity of the city in 17-18 centuries.

The town is small, but has a huge fleet of more than 100 sailing ships. The Navy participated in many famous battles, and his sailors were famous virtuoso of his profession. In this era, the city became extraordinarily beautiful, it has developed architectural shape, were built beautiful palaces, the owners of which were, basically, the fleet captains. A lot of money invested in the construction of churches and monasteries. In the 17th century the bell tower was added to the church of St. Nicholas, built much earlier, in the 15th century. The bell tower is not only beautify the city, but was his pride: it surpassed the height of all structures in the Boka bay, and the ringing of its bells came to Herceg Novi.

Today, visitors can climb the tower and make sure that the coast of the Bay of unusually beautiful.

Has been started a global restructuring of the church, but the existence of the Venetian Republic ceased, and ceased funding, the church of St. Nicholas remained nedoperestroennoy. Also of interest are the church of Our Lady of the Rocks, Parish, St. George. All of them are bright touches in the form of the city.

Perast Islands

The feature of the local landscape is that the city is no longer growing: cliff looms almost to the water, the place is just 3-4 streets, which were built long ago. But the city is also considered territorrii are two islands. Our Lady of the Island Shkrpela - artificial stone Coating created. Long since word of mouth is the legend that the icon of the Virgin was found on the island. In honor of her on the island built the church, and every year, on July 22 marked a kind of celebration: the inhabitants of the surrounding villages are brought by boat to the island of new stones to strengthen it. The holiday is very picturesque, many tourists Times your holiday exactly to his date.

St. George Island is famous Benedictine abbey located here long. To get on the two islands, you can charter a bot, with a guided tour, or agreeing on a boat with the locals.

Hotels and apartments Perast

The tiny town of Perast, which clung to the mountains, literally rooted in the rock, of course, can not offer a large number of hotels, but in the vicinity of Perast you can find accommodation that will satisfy the most exacting taste. As for the whole of Montenegro, it can be modern hotels, villas by the sea, more or less modest apartment. In any case, here the tourists are happy and hospitality is not ostentatious.


On the promenade there are several restaurants that offer menu is not extensive, but pleasant. The kitchen is basically Mediterranean, full of seafood. Civilization is not just empty words: most of the restaurants accept credit cards, and some have Wi-Fi. Despite the almost ridiculous size of the city of Perast, there is a property for sale, and among the inhabitants - a few Russian.

Rest in Perast hardly suitable lovers bright and busy life, but the natures are prone to contemplation, romanticism, lovers of the maritime history of the city is suitable, as well as possible. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful nature, clean air, delicious seafood and think "about the deeds of valor and glory ..."

Where to stay: at one of the resorts of the Riviera Gertsegnovskoy. For example, in an old and rich in attractions Kotor, Perast tiny, picturesque Risan or modern and cheerful Tivat. Families with children and for those who wish to correct health, enjoy in the "botanical garden in Montenegro" - the resort of Herceg Novi and Igalo appendage, which is famous throughout Europe for its Institute of resort-spa treatment. Where to go: in Lovcen National Park to climb to dizzying mountain, to the tomb of Peter Njegos and honor the memory of the last of the spiritual ruler of the country; to abound with fish of all varieties of Skadar Lake or the ancient capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. In addition, it is necessary to visit the ancient fortress of Kotor and enjoy views of the Bay of Kotor, sing "talk though you're with me, Guitar seven-string ..." at the monument to Vysotsky in Podgorica and, closing his eyes on the height and steepness of trails, quietly whispering a prayer, climb to the monastery - rock monastery Ostrog. As a "foreign country" in Montenegro are very popular trip to the Italian Venice, the city of St. Nicholas of Bari and neighboring Croatia, Dubrovnik. You may also be interested in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia. See also: Montenegro, reviews. The most popular towns and resorts of the country: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Podgorica, Petrovac.