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Herceg Novi

A palm tree frames a Herceg Novi sea-view.
For several centuries, Herceg Novi was known as Castelnuovo. The town is located near the entrance to the Bay of Kotor.

Herceg Novi Montenegro Ruins


Overhead view of Kotor's terracotta rooftops, as seen from the Hill of St. John.
As you ascend the hill overlooking Kotor, you’ll be rewarded with superb views of the Old Town and sparkling Bay of Kotor.
A church clings to the side of a mountain overlooking Kotor, Montenegro.
When you’ve reached the half-way point of St. John’s Hill, take a breather and peek into the 16th-century Church of Our Lady of Remedy.
Cheese cures in a bucket of wheat.
Wheels of cheese cure in a bucket of wheat at Kotor’s fresh market.


  • Pick a café overlooking the Bay of Kotor, and savor the natural and manmade beauty surrounding you.

Perast Montenegro church steeple lion

A branch of purple wisteria flowers, in front of a roofless stone home in Perast, Montenegro.

Our Lady of the Rocks Perast Montenegro


Ulcinj Montenegro fountain plus Arabic inscription
A boy drinks from a fountain in Ulcinj (left), and an Arabic inscription on a wall (right).
Ulcinj Montenegro sunset
The seaviews from our Ulcinj guesthouse were extraordinary!


While I cannot recommend the lackluster property I stayed at in Budva, here is accomodation I would happily revisit. Some affiliate links follow.

  • Kotor – We stayed at the Apartments Đukić, which are centrally located in Kotor’s Old Town (Stari Grad), not far from restaurants, shops, and a supermarket. We initially stayed in the Apartments Đukić’s smaller studio apartment, then moved to one of their larger properties a few days later. In total, we stayed about 10 days in their properties. Both apartments had all the basics that we needed, and featured characteristic grey-stone walls. The employee, Stefan, was friendly and eager to help us with any questions we had about Kotor. He even allowed us to do our laundry in the apartment’s central laundry area.


Autobuska stanica Herceg Novi Bus Station Montenegro
Shawn at Herceg Novi’s Bus Station, preparing to journey to Kotor.

Additional Montenegro Resources

Hiking to Kotor Fortress Selfie
Shawn and me, hiking in Kotor.