Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
This 2-hour tour is perfect and concise for those who do not wish to spend their entire day in port on a tour yet want to see the highlights of Kotor.
Board a comfortable boat complete with soft seat cushions and stocked with refreshing cold drinks for a scenic, panoramic ride along the shoreline of the ancient Bay of Kotor.
Stop at the small island in the middle of the bay that is home to Our Lady of the Rocks Church. Legend has it the artificial island was created stone by stone from local fishermen who would lay stones upon a specific rock where shipwrecked crewmen saw her and decided to build a church in tribute.
Step inside the interior of this small, 15th century church to see a great marble altar holding an icon of Our Lady of the Rocks by famous Balkan painter Lovro Dobric. Adorning the walls are various Baroque paintings by well-known Kotor painter Tripo Kokolja, most notable among them being The Crowning of Mary, Mary's Death and Exaltation of the Holy Mother of God. Silver plaques with reliefs of Boka ships promised protection and help in troubles, and embroidery fashioned from the hair of a woman who lovingly crafted it while waiting for the return of her sailor husband is also on display.
From here you will return to the boat for a ride across the waters to the quiet, picturesque town of Perast, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was once a popular vacation spot for Russian czars and Venetian princes. Explore the ancient village filled with 16 Baroque palaces, 17 Catholic churches and 9 defensive towers.
With this informative tour you will quickly understand how this stunning area became a beacon for artists, fishermen and visitors alike.