Herceg Novi is located 4 Nautical Miles North from the entrance of the Gulf of Kotor (Boka Kotorska). This city, built in the 14th century, has a rich history and have been ruled by the King of Bosnia, Turks, Venetians, French, Austrians and Russian. The town suffered widely from the 1979 earthquake but many historic buildings remain and now benefit from the World Heritage Listing. The citadel, at the top of the city has been well restored and offers a great walk. You can easily spend one or two days in Herceg Novi. The old city is full of small squares related to each other by narrow streets and stairs. The area is very dense in vegetation (Mediterranean and tropical) that create great sceneries and smells. Herceg Novi is like a medieval botanical garden on the Mediterranean coast. The area around Herceg Novi is a great sailing spot for a day in the bay. The coves of Zanjic and Mirista are known for having the clearest waters in this part of the Adriatic.