One of our friend will tell us we haven’t seen more than 10% of this Balkan country, nestled between Croatia, Serbia, Albania and the Adriatic sea.
We do not claim to know the Montenegro as this country is wealth: Abrupt fjords, snowy peaks and heavenly beaches coexist on this small territory populated by 800 000 inhabitants.
The Boka Bay is a stunning and unexpected discovery. Indeed, this intern bay would be the biggest in Europe and the fjords which surrounds it reminds me the Norwegian fjords. However, here, the sky is blue and the temperature is much warmer than in the northern Europe. After our adventures in Dubrovnik, It's really nice and peacefull. Also, the landscapes are among the most impressive we've seen since we left France.
The Bay is wrongly described as a set of fjords. Theorically, It's a canyon.
The difficult geography of the bay allows only two different roads across it. The first one is faster and needs you to take a ferry to cross the fjord. This option offers the opportunity to visit the authentic villages of Tivat and Porto Montenegro. However, we decide to take the other one, longer but touriste-free. Indeed, we are alone when we visit Presat before we reach the impressive fortress of Kotor. The city is the last one in the bay and the tunnel is almost the only way to reach the coast. Indeed, The Boca Bay has only one natural entry.
At the XVII century, Perast controlled the narrowest pass of the Boka bay, the Veriges.
Between 1420 and 1797, Kotor and its surroundings depended of Venice. This influence can be noticed in the nice architecture of the town.
Then, the Boca Bay leaves the way to high hills and little beaches. We go to Sveti Stefan, without a stop and we reach Ulcinj and its 7km sand-beach.
Sveti Stefan, along the Adriatic see.