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The excursions to Montegro that we organize are different:

"BY THE SEA" programme:

If you are not chartering on a boat, you can still explore a little bit of the Montenegrian coast. The trips are done by mini-buses that can accept up to 16 persons and you get picked up and dropped off at your hotel or pansion.
First we visit Kotor. The town is located at the foot of Mount Lovcen ( 1749 m ).
This ancient city with the Museum of Navigation and no wheeled traffic allowed within the walls is in a fine setting and is well worth of visiting.
 
The next stop is Budva. According to the archeological data from the 4th century BC, the impressive ramparts of the Old Town of Budva rushed straight into the Adriatic as far back as when it was founded as a Hellenic colony. To this very day, the town walls have remained literally thrust in the sea, which proved to be the most faithful ally of the local people throughout their long history.
The best sea view from the Old Town you can get if you go to the town walls, carefully directing their gaze through the stone loopholes. The city walls used to guard the settlement and its inhabitants from enemy attacks, but today they are good places for romantic rendezvous, strolling and moments of solitude. The ramparts widen into the Citadel, once a mighty military fortification, which today sometimes still succeeds in disguising itself into one of the “Theatre City” Festival stages.

Sveti Stefan, the next stop, once an island, later joined to the mainland by a causeway, Sveti Stefan is a 16th century village, well converted into a hotel. It lies in magnificent scenery. Anchor on either side of the isthmus in 8m, sand. Beaches on either side of Sveti Stefan are very crowded with lots of people.
The oldest building is the 15th century church of St Stephen on the summit; it is said to have been built as a thank-offering by a member of the Paštrović family after one of their merchant-men had been stranded on the adjoining reef, but refloated without loss of life. The houses were almost all built by the 16th century when the islet was protected by a wall. Subsequently the village became derelict. In 1952 work started on the restoration and conversion of its 80 houses and in 1960 the place was opened as a hotel, the individual houses being now hotel suites.
On the way back we stop in Perast that has whole been declared a cultural monument and protected as such. Its strong maritime tradition can be judged from the fact that a shipyard was established here in the 14th century and that a naval academy was founded in 1698 to which the Russian Emperor Peter the Great used to send his cadets for training.


"TO THE MOUNTAINS" programme

For those who have already seen the coast, there are still magnificent places on the mainland to see. The point of this excursion is to visit two National Parks – the mountain of Durmitor, NW in Montenegro,  and mountain Biogradska Gora, NE and the Monastery of Ostrog.


Region of Durmitor is the most important part of Dinara range of mountains characterized by high tops, abundant forests, deep gorges. Canyon of Tara is the largest in Europe and has over 1500 kinds of flora and 130 kinds of birds.There are 17 glacier Lakes in the Park as the highest top in Montenegro Bobotov kuk (2522 m). Since 1980 Park and canyon of Tara are under protection of UNESCO. 1977 canyon was proclaimed world ecological reserve.
Although it is the smallest of four National Parks in Montenegro, National Park Biogradska Gora contains diversity of flora and fauna. There are 26 different habitats of plants with 220 different plants. 150 kinds of birds and 10 kinds of mammals live in this Park and in its forest there are 86 kinds of trees. In the waters of Park exist three kinds of trout and 350 kinds of insects. Park is near railway Bar Beograd and is witness of history. In close vicinity took place battle between Turks on one side and Montenegrins and Serbs on other side. There were also important battles in First Balkan War 1912 and this region represented center of activities of partisans in WWII. For years back, shepherds used rich pasture in this region for grazing sheep and other cattle. These slopes are even today used as pastures and visitors of park enjoy hospitality of shepherds in their summer houses.
Mountaineering and visiting are two most popular summer activities in the Park. Also south of Park is ski course. In summer is also popular visiting high tops with land cruisers. Hunting is permitted out of region of Category II and fishing is permitted in lakes. Picking of blackberries and raspberries in region of Category IV is another summer activity.

When you first find yourself in front of monastery of Ostrog, your first thought will be that it is not created by a man, this glorious monastery located above the valley of Bjelopavlici, carved in rocks as though keeping centenarian secrets of this shrine. Metropolitan Vasilije founded monastery of Ostrog in 17th century. The most magnificent part of monastery is Gornji Ostrog. There are two churches upper Church dedicated to Holy Cross. The other Lower church in Gornji manastir is dedicated to Vavedenje of Holy Mary. People of all religions and nations visit Ostrog. This shrine is one of the most visited in Christian world.

 
   
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