The Bay of Kotor, which winds its way from Croatia to Montenegro against a picturesque mountain backdrop, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of gems, including secluded bays and inlets that beg to be explored and the historic towns that dot its shores. Perast is a peaceful old town with only a few hundred inhabitants yet hundreds of years of history from its Venetian heritage and naval past.
Walking the streets brings a sense of the town’s authentic culture and we suggest taking a short boat trip to the island of Our Lady of the Rock, and looking inside the island’s church at the interior’s intricate tapestries and paintings. Perast is a showcase of Baroque architecture, palaces – 19 to be exact – and churches. The views of the surrounding mountains, the Adriatic and the town itself from the shoreline are postcard perfect - speaking of which, idyllic Porto Montenegro also has a beautiful waterfront, its centrepiece a glittering marina where stylish yachts moor. Also on offer are boutique hotels and stylish shopping and dining.