No visitor will remain untouched by the extraordinary beauty of the Bay of Kotor. With incredible vistas over the sparkling Adriatic Sea and backed by scenic mountains which loom over ancient cities, this bay is a must-see for any visitor to Montenegro. The country may be small in size, but it more than makes up for this with its diverse and dramatic landscapes, friendly people and incredible heritage. Located on the south of the Adriatic, Montenegro enjoys a quintessential Mediterranean lifestyle, with its laid back vibe, plates of seafood piled high and lavender scented air pervading alluring islets and beautiful stone cities. Romantic Roman villas, Orthodox monasteries, ancient forts, churches and mosques all stand as impressive testaments to Montenegro's intriguing past and rich cultural history.
Included in this tour is a visit to Ston, a small town divided into two parts and connected by impressive fortifications. Ston and its smaller sister settlement known as Mali Ston are situated on the entry point to the Peljesac Peninsula on the southern Croatian Adriatic coastline. Historically, Ston was an important salt-producing town, strategically positioned along the shore and aligned with important trade routes. The town was so significant for the Ragusa Republic that they ordered one of the longest fortifications in Europe to be built here, a 3.4-mile defence wall which is still standing today. The salt production also continues to this day and Ston has since evolved into a popular foodie destination, renowned for its exquisite locally-sourced mussels and oysters.