We will stay right on the coast in a three-star hotel at Denovici, on the edge of the beautiful Kotor Inlet. The hotel is surrounded by orange groves and there are sun loungers available at the front of the hotel by the sea. Wandering along the seafront with stunning views of the bay, stopping off at the cafés and restaurants, is a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
The dramatic, fjord-like Kotor bay is flecked with islands, fishing boats and rare sea birds. It is surrounded by steep mountainsides and is rightly a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Each evening we will meet together for an interesting Bible talk in this beautiful setting.
From crashing mountain streams to the refreshing lapping of the lagoons and pools that curl around the coast, Montenegro is a land of contrasts and beauty.
Our optional package of four excursions takes us to Dubrovnik, as well as Budva with Saint Stefan. It also includes two boat cruises, one to the Blue Cave and the other on Kotor Bay.
At 2,500 years old, Budva is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast, known for its Mediterranean architecture. Plunging through the narrow, quaint Venice-like streets we will catch an authentic glimpse of this intriguing town.
Saint Stefan is a wonderfully mystical island that is connected to the mainland only by a narrow causeway, and is covered by historic homes. Our coach will take us to a viewing point above the island (which is a private hotel and not open to the general public), from where we will have some great photographic opportunities.
A boat cruise through a narrow inlet leads to this magnificent bay, with intriguing islands and ancient monasteries. The town of Kotor itself, with its dramatic waterfall, is famed for its Venetian city walls and medieval old town.
Another cruise takes us to the Blue Cave, where the water has a striking azure tint.
With ancient city walls that sweep down to the harbour, quaint cafés and yachts nosing the water at the quay, Dubrovnik is often called “the Pearl of the Adriatic”. We will cross from Montenegro into Croatia to spend the day in this beautiful town.
On our free days you might choose to relax by the sea or continue to explore the local area. The nearby fortified city of Herceg Novi has been ruled by many different empires (including the Turks, Venetians, Russians, French and British), all keen to make the most of its strategic position on the Bay of Kotor. You might choose to visit the interesting Kanli Kula fortress, hire kayaks at the beach, or take the attractive promenade walk.