Despite the small size of this country, nobody has been able to describe in a few words Montenegro. She will talk you with their “wild beauty”, and even his unusual islands. They are scattered throughout Montenegro like little pearls.
This is one of the largest island fortress on the Adriatic coast. Located on a tiny island Lastavitsa a diameter of only two hundred meters. Construction of the fort began in the middle of the XIX century on the initiative of the Austrian General Mamula, who was governor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Dalmatia. The fortress was built with the most advanced technology of the military art of those years. It completely blocked their guns sign of enemy ships in the Bay of Kotor. Despite its military mission, during both world wars, the castle was a prison in the fighting did not participate. Thanks to this well preserved.
On the island stands a picturesque Benedictine Abbey, which was first mentioned in 1166 as the property of the city of Kotor. Study of the few surviving fragments of the original architectural decoration led to the conclusion that the Abbey has existed at least in the IX century. In the 14-16 centuries the Abbey of St.. George was under the jurisdiction of Kotor. In 1535, the group killed perasttsev the purpose of which the abbot of the island, thus achieving independence for the city of Kotor and the rule of excommunication from the Catholic Church. In 1571, pirate Karadoz burned down the city together with the Abbey of the island. In 1603, the inhabitants of Perast restored church. In 1634 the patronage of the island was transferred to the Senate of Venice (Senate of Venice). It was under Venetian control of Perast has reached the highest degree of prosperity. In 1812, the Abbey was occupied by the French, and in 1814 – the Austrians.
Another amazing island archipelago popularly known as the Island of Flowers.
Boka Kotorska is striking in its beauty and its islands shaped into the extraordinary charm.
Legend of the Holy Week, the island has it that during a severe storm a few sailors found refuge after a shipwreck off the coast of Petrovac on a small island. On the rocks they built a small church, which today is a talisman for local sailors. Chapel of the Holy Week, m acting, but services are very rare. Martyr Week – a local saint (Week in Serbian – Sunday), its icon is in the temple of St. Elias in Petrovac.
Katich island and the island of Holy Week in the immediate vicinity of the town of Petrovac.
Sveti Stefan – a unique island-hotel, located nine kilometers southeast of Budva. He is connected with the mainland by a narrow isthmus. In written documents Sveti Stefan was first mentioned in 1442. Fortress called Sveti Stefan on the eponymous church, which was built simultaneously with the settlement.
The island preserved medieval architecture. Stone houses with terracotta tiled roofs, narrow winding streets, tiny space with old churches, all this Sveti Stefan.
If the island of St. Nikola is now uninhabited, the Sveti Stefan impresses with its exclusive hotel complex. Here rest the representatives of the royal houses of Europe, prominent businessmen and public figures, world-class stars in the arts.
One of the legends associated with the island of St. Nikola, refers to the time of St. Sava. When Saint Sava was going to sail from Budva to Mount Athos, a storm broke out, and to get to the gallery, he threw a handful of rocks in the sea. Thus was formed the shallow track, on which the saint was able to step up to the galley, climb up on it and sail away from Budva.
Budva is located in the central part of the Montenegrin coast Adreaticheskogo. Front of the old city and the Citadel, as if protecting a Budva bay is the island of Sveti Nikola . It got its name by the church of St. Nicholas, the first mention of which belong to the XVI century. It is said that the Crusaders were buried on the island. During the Crusades, in 1096 they broke their camp in Budva.