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Monday, 17 October 2016

Perast, Montenegro

The Beautiful country of Montenegro is within very easy reach when staying in Dubrovnik in Croatia. The drive from Dubrovnik to the coastal village of Perast took us on an enjoyable scenic route around Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor.  

Many visitors opt for a car ferry to avoid the coastal road, but it was such a memorable experience on our day trip to Montenegro. We’d heard that the drive was pretty, but we didn’t expect it to be so impressive, with its soaring mountain peaks which plunge into the vast stillness of the deep, tranquil waters.

The Bay of Kotor is the largest bay in the Adriatic Sea, and Europe’s southernmost fjord. From the Adriatic Sea, a channel opens into an expansive inlet, and on the north side is a narrow passage called the Verige Strait, which leads into Perast.

Perast is a relaxed pedestrian-friendly village dotted with beautiful white washed buildings with terracotta roof tiles. It's something straight out of a fairy tale!

We enjoyed some lunch at the waters edge, watching the ships go by as the sun glistened on the water stretching out in front of us. It was a great place to relax and de-stress!

 We also watched this cat wait for his supper to be caught!

Two islands sit just offshore; one is natural with tall evergreens surrounding a monastery (and is prohibited to visitors), and the other is man-made with a Catholic Church, constructed in 1632.
Perast was so tranquil and picturesque. Along the water's edge there were plenty of fishing boats and small beaches where we saw people swimming, sun-bathing and enjoying the relaxed pace of life. It's one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited :)
Thank you for reading! Angharad x


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