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Dubrovnik - Boka Kotorska - Dubrovnik in 7 days

 
Departure: Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik- the city of a unique political and cultural history (the Dubrovnik Republic, the Statute from 1272), of world-famous cultural heritage and beauty (inscribed on the List of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO) - is one of the most magnificent and well preserved fortified city in the world, its history dates back to the 6th century. The old city is fully encapsulated by its fortified walls stretching 1940 meter's.The walls are at their highest are 25 meters and up to 6 meters thick. The territory of the famous Republic of Dubrovnik (Ragusa), was able to keep balance with great forces, which always had respect for its economic well being and culture, and it remained free due to its numerous diplomatic and economic relations. Dubrovnik was especially flourishing from the 15th to the 18th century.;
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1st Day: Covtat
Covtat, a port town in the southern part of the Zupa Bay, 20 km southeast of Dubrovnik with very pleasant climate, luxuriant vegetation and nice shores. Major tourist attractions are "St. Nicholas" baroque parish church, This Gothic-Renaissance Franciscan Monastery "Our Lady of Snows"is named after a Benedictine church that existed on Mrkan (a small island just outside of Cavtat). Economy is based on tourism, while chief occupations in the surroundings of Cavtat include farming and fishing.
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2nd Day: Herceg Novi
Herceg Novi is recognisable by the abundance of mimosa trees and its numerous flights of stairs. It is a 'city of the sun', thanks to the large number of sunny days all year round. The centre of Herceg Novi is Stari Grad, decorated by buildings dating back to the epochs of Sahat Kula (1667) and Kanli Kula (1483). Fortress Spanjola (1538) and Fortress Forte Mare (1687) are only a part of the cultural heritage of this renowned town. Full of thick greenery, Herceg Novi hides numerous kinds of tropical flowers. Towards the end of January the town becomes scented with the subtle fragrance of yellow and green mimosas and the Mimosa Festival is dedicated to this flower.
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3rd Day: Perast
Perast is a little town situated at the foot of St. Elijah Hill (873 m), opposite the narrow Verige strait, where the innermost bays of Risan and Kotor converge. This easternmost shore was the earliest inhabited area in the Boka. The remains of a Neolithic culture (3500 BC) have been discovered in the caves of Spila above Perast and various archeological finds provide evidence of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. Preceded by two jewel-like islands, Perast is focused on the sea. Despite its size, a sophisticated urban structure has arisen, demonstrated by the proportion, scale, massing and rhythm of the great number of public buildings, especially along the waterfront.
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4th Day: Kotor,
Kotor a city of traders and famous sailors. The Old City of Kotor is a well preserved urbanisation typical of the Middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th century. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor an UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site". Through the entire city the buildings are criss-crossed with narrow streets and squares. Cathedral of Sveti Tripun, a monument of Roman culture and one of the most recognisable symbols of the city, the Church of Sveti Luka (13th cent.), Church Sveta Ana (12th cent.) Church Sveta Marija (13th cent.), Church Gospe od Zdravlja (15th cent.), the Prince’s Palace (17th cent.) and the Napoleon Theatre (19th cent.) are all treasures that are part of the rich heritage of Kotor.
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5th Day:Risan
Risan a coastal town with extraordinary natural beauty located in the central part of Boka bay under Vrmac Hill in the foot of Lovcen Mountain. Mild Mediterranean climate with many sunny days in a year makes Tivat a perfect place for summer holidays at the beach and water sports in winter. Other part of Tivat has two beautiful islands: Island of Flowers, St Marc and Lady of Mercy. Remnants of culture speak about the continuity of life in Tivat area from Bronze Age (20th century BC) and Ilyric, through Roman reign, medieval domination of different forces and cultures from Venetian, Turkish to Austrian empire.
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6th Day: Tivat
Tivat is the oldest town in Boka Kotorska, dating back to the 3rd century BC, many legends have been associated with its origins. Watched over by two fortresses on adjacent hills, Risan is renowned for archaeological finds such as the 2nd century mosaic floor depicting Hypnos, the God of Sleep. Nearby is the Orthodox Monastery of Banja, rebuilt in 1720.
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