Tivat is a coastal town in the Bay of Kotor, in an area with outstanding natural beauty it offers picturesque views and excellent local hospitality.
Things to do
The town of Tivat provides a great base for exploring this area of Montenegro, set along the seafront there is a pebbly beach here and along its coast are a number of beaches, coves and harbours to be found. One of the major attractions of Tivat is the Gallery in the Buca summer house with surrounding beautiful park area which has an open-air theatre.
The Prevlaka Island also known as the Flower Island is just 300m long and is home to the Monastery of St. Archangel Michail (restoration in progress). Located close to the town of Tivat, the island is actually connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land which disappears in high tide.
Sveti Marko's Island (Stradioti) was once a popular holiday resort prior to 1991, now the island is deserted with dense vegetation and rich greenery, access is available by a water taxi from Tivat harbour. Visit soon as a luxury hotel chain is planning to develop a deluxe hotel and spa (2014).
Out and about
If you're willing to travel around there are plenty of monasteries, churches, villages, fortresses and monuments in the region. Just 17km from Tivat is the beautiful town of Kotor, its walled old town is home to a cathedral, a number of historic sites and a popular piazza filled with shops, cafes and restaurants.
Budva is 23km away, a visit into the old town (Stari Grad) is a must, situated on a peninsula and surrounded by walls the town consists of narrow streets and squares filled with historic buildings and monuments.
Skadar Lake is a little further afield at around 65km, located in Skadar valley it's surrounded by mountains, with two thirds of the lake in Montenegro and the rest is in Albania.
The city of Dubrovnik all be it in another country, its 100km journey of just under two hours is well worth the effort. As a UNESCO world Heritage site it has many interesting places to visit, with its Old City walls, churches, monuments and historic buildings.
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