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WHERE TO GO BAY OF KOTOR

PORTO MONTENEGRO

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DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK

This is where to moor your superyacht while you indulge in gourmet cuisine and high-end shopping. For those with spare millions, there are also luxury apartments to appease individuals who wish to make this a recurring holiday destination. Built upon a former naval shipyard, don’t miss the Naval Heritage Collection Museum with its authentic submarine and artefacts serving as a reminder of the area’s strategic maritime importance.

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The bay on the Adriatic, containing the well-preserved medieval towns of Kotor, Perast and Herceg Novi, has been inhabited since antiquity and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The best way to see this area is from the water on a speedboat as it cruises though the winding bay at thrilling speeds. During the day, cruise ships unload their human hordes on the towns, so the best time to explore is in the evening when the dimly-lit streets and medieval ruins take on a romantic quality.

A former medieval fishing village that is now an Aman resort. Even if you are not one of the privileged few staying at the hotel, settle down for a meal al fresco at the Villa Milocer, the former summer palace of the Yugoslavian royal family, underneath the wisteria-canopied terrace. It is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the spectacular bay.

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When you tire of city sightseeing, this is where to go. Montenegro is an incredibly preserved place of natural beauty. This park, with forty-eight peaks that soar to over 2000m, is popular for skiing in the winter and hiking and rafting in the summer. It is home to 163 species of birds, 50 types of mammals, and reportedly the greatest variety of butterflies in Europe. Bears and wolves are known to still roam these areas, though not often sighted.

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