6. From Kotor: Perast, Lady of the Rock, and Kotor Guided Tour
Start the day with a quick and comfortable drive to Perast, a city built by wealthy seafaring families, which later became a famous art colony. This is the city of steep stone streets, flower guards, churches, closed windows, incredible islands of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks, the city of legends, seafaring, and glorious captains. Last but not least.This old baroque city has attracted many writers, poets, actors and painters with its charm.
We continue our journey with a fast and picturesque drive to the most important sanctuary of Boka Kotorska. The unusual church of Our Lady of the rocks in the Byzantine style presents your eyes with beautiful works of art and tapestries.The Island Gospa od Skrpjela, was made as an artificial island, which according to the stories was made by the seaman from Perast and Kotor, who on their big sail boats brought big stones. On the island there is a church. According to a legend, fisherman from Perast, after a shipwreck near the island, have found a icon of the Holy Mother of God with the Christ on a sea rock, so as the customs say they vowed to build a church on the island.
After the beautiful Lady of the Rocks, the pearl of the Adriatic, we will visit the old town of Kotor, we go to visit the old town of Kotor. Kotor is a cultural, educational, economic and sports center of this area. Its location in the most beautiful bay in the Mediterranean Sea and the impressive medieval Old town was the reason why UNESCO included this town in the list of the World`s Heritage Sites. Well preserved 4,5 km long wall was protecting this town, nowadays it is a challenge to visitors who desire to reach its highest point- the San Giovanni fortress. Once you enter the Old town through the Sea Gate, the old Clock Tower will welcome you and tell you that you are right on time to explore the charming streets and squares of this wealthy town. Passing by the palaces of the noble families, you will feel the spirit of Venetian culture and architecture. Suddenly the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, patron and protector of Kotor, will appear in front of you and amaze you with its simple beauty. Only a few steps further there is the Maritime museum, home of the long naval history and tradition of Kotor and the whole of Boka bay.After a guided tour through the Old town of Kotor, you will have plenty of time to wander around, enjoy a cup of coffee on the main square or even visit Greenmarket near the Sea gate.
•00:00-00:30 drive to Perast
•00:30-01:15 boat ride and visit Gospa
•01:15-02:15 free time in Perast
•02:15-02:45 drive to Kotor.
•02:45-04:00 free tme in Kotor, visit musem