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Sailing in Montenegro

Montenegro is another great place to sail in Mediterranean that offers unique landscapes and has a rich history, It’s the perfect succession for a cruise in Croatia, it has the most yacht-friendly legislation in Europe. Porto Montenegro is the official Port of Entry, with a customs and immigration office, located directly in the marina.

Montenegro is another amazing sailing spot in Mediterranean Sea. The Landscapes are more mountainous then in Croatia, but Montenegro has strong assets and offers impressive Balkan landscapes.

There are over 290 km (180 miles, 156 NM) of unspoilt coastline, and around 70 km of sandy beaches. Montenegro also offers great weather condition for sailing; more than 250 days under the sun a year and typical Mediterranean wind conditions.

Montenegro was, in 1992, the first country in the world to have written in its constitution a text about the environmental protection. The Montenegrin constitution defines the country as a “Democratic, social and Ecological” nation.


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.


The amazing Bay of Kotor, at the bottom of the Gulf of Kotor (Boka Kotorska) is among the 10 most beautiful bays in the world. The very well preserved medieval city of Kotor, listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, is surrounded by fascinating mountains that rise well above 1.000m high.

The Bay of Kotor is one of the 3 basins of the Gulf of Kotor: the innermost and the one surrounded with the steepest mountains.
There is a lot to see in the old city and a lot to learn about the European History as Kotor played an important role in numerous empires and therefore has a rich and diversified heritage. The splendid city wall, narrow streets, tiny squares and the Mediterranean mood make Kotor one of the most memorable stopovers in the Adriatic Sea. Once you’ll cross all three basins of the gulf, separated by relatively small natural corridors, you will find the city of “Kotor”, definitively one of the main attractions of Montenegro.

The city wall that surrounds Kotor is 4,5 km long and is in good shape and the old town is full of churches and cathedrals to visit, such as the Saint Triphon Cathedral (Sveti Trifun), a nice piece of Romanesque architecture. The Maritime Museum is also very attractive, you’ll see great pieces (ancient maps, weapons, etc.) of history and learn fascinating stories about Petar Zelalìc, a famous member of the Maltese Knights that made the glory of Boka Kotorska.


The Porto Montenegro is a luxury yacht marina in Tivat and the first comprehensive state-of-the-art deep-water marina in the Adriatic Sea. It offers features 130 luxury residences, over 20 retail outlets, a yacht club, fine restaurants, lively bars and a wide range of sports and entertainment amenities. The Porto Montenegro also provides a 24/7 Yacht Assist experts, who help with everything from supplying your favorite champagne to solving technical problems.

Once in Porto Montenegro, you can also enjoy the shopping, bars and restaurants like the Purobeach, a chic beach club suspended above the Bay of Kotor, with views of the surrounding mountains and the marina with a 64-meter pool that appears to be an extension of the bay.


Budva is located 25 Nautical Miles SE of the exit of the Gulf of Kotor, it’s a very pleasant sailing leg. The landscapes in this Part of the Montenegrin coast are quite different from those in the gulf of Kotor. Mountains leave room for long fine sand beaches and the water is clearer and clearer.

Budva is really fantastic, it’s kind of a Montenegrin Saint-Tropez. It’s a beautiful and charming old walled city lying in a natural Mediterranean harbor and a lot of fortunate tourists coming during the summer. You’ll spend a great time walking through Budva’s narrow streets and enjoying the Montenegrin version of “La Dolce Vita”.


Sveti Stefan is basically a postcard decor, a huge Luxury hotel village on a dream peninsula with fine sand beach on each side of the coast, the whole medieval picturesque village was transformed in the 1950’, during the communist area into a luxury resort, despite this strange destiny, the village remains a terrific spot and a must see.

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