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Attractions

 

Bayview Villa is easily accessible from international airports at Tivat (20 minute drive) and Dubrovnik (about an hour and a half drive). BA and Croatian Air are the best choices when travelling to Dubrovnik, along with some budget flights, while JAT can be used to fly to Tivat—although less frequently.

It is possible to take a bus from the airport; however, it might be economically more feasible to rent a car or arrange airport transfer if coming in a group. Please contact us to help arrange a car rental.

If coming from Tivat airport, the ferries in Lepetane and Kamenari will take you across the cross the bay to Morinj. Otherwise, travelling through Kotor around the bay might be faster, depending on the traffic levels throughout the day.

Distances and driving times: Kotor: 24km (30 min), Herceg-Novi: 25km (35 min), Tivat: 15km (20 min) by ferry, Budva: 40km (1hr), Dubrovnik: 75km (1.5hrs).

Getting around the bay on public transit is easy and cheap (1€ – 2€) with regular transport buses or mini buses connecting larger mainland cities. Busses arrive every 10-15 minutes during the day and every half hour late into the night. Generally, you can ask the driver to drop you off anywhere along its route on main Adriatic road.


 

Morinj

Morinj is an old coastal fishing village situated in the heart of magnificent Boka fjord. This place can offer something to everyone, from couples to families: beaches, kayaking, diving, fishing, sports, mountain climbing and more.

Known for its rich aristocratic families, famous merchants and captains, Morinj founded the first school in its native language back in 1904, which, to this day, offers four grades of elementary schooling. It is located next to the local marina by the main road.

The main beach is just steps away from main road, where a beach club is located. Open from 8am – 2am, it provides tourists with refreshments all day long.

Morinj offers the best seafood restaurant in the whole bay. The nationally recognized Catovica Mlini provides exceptional cuisine to elite clientele. This is a must for anyone who likes seafood.

For simpler fare, there is another option for traditional grilled items located just on the main magistrala by the post office.

There are several options for those who wish to experience nature. Situated in base of a forest and vegetation covered mountains, trails and small roads leading up to mountain can provide unforgettable images of the fjord and towns in the distance.

 
 
 

Morinj is also well known for Little Venecia—a large network of small springs and channels with two old mills taking you back in time. One mill still works to this day, while the other one has been converted to the aforementioned Catovica Mlini restaurant.

Local grocery shops, the post office, and the bus station are all located on Morinj’s main road, Jadranska magistrala (Adriatic road). Less than 80 meters (260 feet) from the villa, Adriatic road traces the waterside around the Bay, connecting larger cities on the coast, mountainous Montenegro and neighboring Croatia, Budva and Ulcinj on the south, to northerly Dubrovnik.


 

Risan

The closest nearby town on the south is Risan (Risano), another old fishing town situated just 6km (3.7 miles) away from Morinj. Risan is larger than Morinj and offers a local fisherman’s market, as well as shops, small beaches and centuries-old roman mosaics.

Just outside of Risan is Spilja, a water fall that shows a magnificent display during the rainy season.

 

Perast

Practically bordering Risan, 3km (1.9 miles) away is Perast, a small waterside village that offers a magnificent view of the whole fjord and beautiful small secluded beaches. Two well-known islands in the fjord, Gospa Skrpjela (Lady of the Rock) and Sveti Djordje (St. George), are just a few minutes away from Perast by boat. If you are up for climbing, head up the mountain from Perast to local caves where you can see prehistoric drawings.

 

Herceg-Novi

On the opposite direction of Kotor is Herceg-Novi, another medieval town, with walls coming out of sea high above the cliffs. This old town is full of small shops, cafés and bars, while taking a stroll down to the sea offers 1km (0.6-mile) walking paths along the sea, providing tourists with opportunities to souvenir shop, swim or enjoy local beach clubs.

 

Kotor

Located further in the bay is Kotor, a magnificent medieval town surrounded by walls that were used to fend off invaders for centuries. The old town, situated within the walls, is always full of life. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the pleasant atmosphere—cafés, shops, pizzerias, historical monuments and summer days filled with a dash of cooling wind.

A few things stand out in this town: small cobbled streets, remarkable squares, and its monuments, Sveti Tripun Cathedral (St. Tripun), Sveti Nikola (St. Nicholas Church), the summer theatre, the maritime museum, and the city walls that stretch to the top of the mountain overlooking the town. During summer nights, the walls above the city are lit, simulating a glowing mountain.

 
 
 

Outside of Bay

Budva and St. Stefan are just outside the Bay of Kotor and are some of the best known tourist places in Montenegro. Budva can be accessed either by Kotor or from Tivat. Kotor has a tunnel that connects to a small freeway to Budva and the southern and northern parts of Montenegro.

 
 
 

If traveling to Croatia, within one hour you will be at a border crossing which usually takes less than 15 minutes. Dubrovnik is within 2 hrs drive, as well as other smaller towns along the way.