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Apartments ANA are located in Bijela, in the Bay of Kotor. The exact location can be found on the Google Map, which are located on the page 'Contact'.


Nearby are located Herceg Novi, Tivat and Kotor. In addition to these three cities, in the Bay there are located as well posh resorts: Perast and Porto Montenegro. Also nearby, only at 50 kilometers, there are Budva and Dubrovnik (Croatia).


Please find below a brief information on major locations:



Boka bay

the bride of the Adriatic ...



Whoever visit Boka he or she experience it on a special individual way. No matter whether we are talking about artists, scientists, businessmen or tourists, Boka performs strong impression on all human senses. Boka is a place where various differences meet up and mix up by creating an entirely special ambiance. Contrasts are replicated in nature where in one part of the bay one can see steep rocky mountains rising upon the calm sea surface, while on the other part flourish real botanical gardens. Contrasts are also emphasized in the cultural-historic heritage where two civilizations of east and of west meet upon each other in a special harmony. Prehistoric age, Iliric age, Roman - Byzantine age, renaissance, baroque, gothic styles all that is melted together and blended with the modern life, showing that the real valuables last forever together in harmony.


Total surface of the bay: 87.3 km2 , volume: 2.4 x 106 km3 , maximal depth: 60 m, average depth: 27.3 m, water salinity: 28%, total length of the coast: 105.7 km. The bay of Boka Kotorska penetrates 28 km deep into the land area.


Boka is bejeweled by seven islands; Mamula, Sv. Marko, Gospa od Skrpjela, Sv. Djordje, Milosrdja, Ostrvo Cvijeca and Mala Gospa. Along the whole coast of Boka there is a chain of small towns and settlements all of which has its own story.


Located between the Adriatic Sea and the vide limestone area the region of Boka Kotorska is under a strong influence of Mediterranean and Mountain climate. That special climate blend creates a distinguished Sub-Mediterranean climate quite different from other part of Montenegrin coast. Unique feature for Boka is the early spring when all surrounding mountains are still covered with snow while the coast flourishes with Mediterranean trees and flowers in blossom. During the winter one can enjoy the pleasant sun and calm weather on the coast while to the mountains and snow takes just 1 hour of slow drive. Summer season in Boka is pleasant with a little bit more rain especially in the internal area, than in other parts of the Montenegrin coast, which is on the other hand reflected in dense vegetation. The most of the rain in Boka falls in the late autmn and partly during winter. Along the whole coast line of the bay exist the rich distribution of Mediterranean, continental and exotic vegetation such as laurels, palms, olive-trees, orange and lemon trees, pomegranate trees, agaves, camellias, mimosas… This is just one part of Boka’s wealthy flora.


Interesting stories about Boka Kotorska bay you can find on:
WorldBays.



Bijela



On the north-west of Boka Bay, at 12th kilometer from Herceg-Novi, illuminated by the blue sea, surrounded by green hills, it is situated Bijela-settlement with more than 4000 inhabitants and under the name the settlement of St.Peter's was mentioned in the fourteenth century. Bijela is positioned to the east of Herceg Novi riviera, which has a very high average annual temperature, 16.2 °C and over 200 sunny days per year and during summer in July and August it has an average of 11 sunny hours. Owing to its geographical position, Herceg Novi and its riviera have rich potential for tourism, caused by a favorable climate and geographical position.


Fans of cultural and historic monuments coming to visit Bijela can tour Bijela, one of the major sights such as the Church of Mother of God Cassock from the fourteenth century, with walls painted with frescoes of the Byzantine style. In case you are also of those who wish to relax with the pace of modern life, then cafés, restaurants, disco clubs for sure will complete the atmosphere..



Sacral monuments

  • - Church of Mother of God Cassock (The formation of the church, originally built in this place, is related to the XII century, the early Romanesque period, although not excluded that it is older. Parts of the walls of the old church foundations are presented in a very convenient way in the present one and can be seen through the glazed pane, set in the floor level of the existing church. The old apse inside is decorated with frescoes of the Byzantine style, created in late XII century or early XII century and this is the biggest attraction of the Church of Mother of God Cassock).
  • - Church of St.Lady from the eighteenth century.
  • - Catholic church of St.Peter (on the facade wall of the church are mounted spolia from older object. Fragments with tex, and decorative sculpture illuminate the time of short-term dominance of the Frankish state in this region, around the 805 when it came to raising of he first Benedictine monastery, which was destroyed by Mongols the 1242. According to present findings, Church of St. Peter was raised in the place where once stood the Benedictine monastery).
  • - Church of St.Cosma and Damian - built in the 1904.
  • - Church of St.Peter - on the hill Klin.



Herceg Novi

The city that you miss ...



Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. It is the administrative center of the Herceg Novi Municipality with around 33,000 inhabitants. Herceg Novi was known as Castelnuovo ("New castle" in Italian). Herceg Novi has had a turbulent past, despite being one of the youngest settlements on the Adriatic. A history of varied occupations has created a blend of diverse and picturesque architectural style in the city.


Herceg Novi is a major Montenegrin tourist destination. It is well known as a spa and health center; nearby Igalo has an abundance of healing sea mud called "igaljsko blato" ("Igalo mud") and mineral water springs called "igaljske slatine" (Igalo water springs). The most famous tourist attractions in Herceg Novi are castle Forte Mare built by the Bosnian king Tvrtko I in 1382, a clock tower built by Austrians in 19th century, the Kanli tower built by Turks, and the Serbian church St. Michael Archangel in central Belavista Square.


Whilst the city itself is not a major destination for sunbathing, with no long sandy beaches along the rest of the Boka Kotorska bay, many beaches are reachable by boat. Tourist companies organise one-day boat trips to Lustica peninsula, which lies opposite to the town. Popular Lustica peninsula beach sites include Zanjic, Miriste and Rose.


Oficial web page of Herceg Novi Tourist Organisation is on address
hercegnovi.travel.



Kotor

UNESCO world heritage site ...



The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by an impressive city wall built by the Republic of Venice and Venetian influence remains predominant in the city's architecture. In recent years, Kotor has seen a steady increase in tourists, attracted by both the natural beauty of the Gulf of Kotor and the old town of Kotor itself.


The culturo-historical region of Kotor has exerted considerable influence, over a span of time and within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture and human settlement. Kotor and its neighbours were main bridgeheads of Venice on the southern Adriatic coast. Its art, goldsmithing and architecture schools had a profound and durable influence on the arts of the coast. It is among the most characteristic examples of a type of structure representing important cultural, social and artistic values. It is considered to possess outstanding universal value by the quality of its architecture, the successful integration of its cities to the Gulf of Kotor and by its unique testimony to the exceptionally important role that it played in the diffusion of Mediterranean culture in the Balkan lands.


Founded by the Romans on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro, Kotor developed in the Middle Ages into an important commercial and artistic centre with its own famous schools of masonry and iconography. Throughout the centuries, many empires battled for control of the city. In the 10th century, it was an autonomous city of the Byzantine Empire. From 1186 to 1371, it was a free city of medieval Serbia. It was under Venetian and Hungarian control for brief periods, an independent republic from 1395 to 1420, and then returned to Venetian control once again. French occupation from 1807 to 1914 was followed by Austrian rule until 1918, when Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia. Throughout its turbulent history, a variety of buildings have been erected. The largest and most impressive of these is the St Tryphon Cathedral. The original church was constructed in the 8th century, according to the annals of the Byzantine Emperor. A new church, built in 1166, was subsequently damaged during the 1667 earthquake and then restored.


Most of Kotor's palaces and houses, many Romanesque churches, all of Dobrota's palaces, and Perast's main buildings have all suffered from earthquakes, and some have been partly destroyed. The city was evacuated by all its inhabitants after the most recent, on 15 April 1979. An intensive restoration and reconstruction programme has now been completed and the city is flourishing again.


Oficial web page of Kotor Tourist Organisation is on address
kotor.travel.



Tivat



Tivat nestles in the heart of Boka Bay, with its wonderful coastline with many beaches, coves, harbors, and in the great part undiscovered with very attractive hinterland. The rich archaeological findings and cultural and historic heritage testify of its early beginnings. Various cultural programs, popular festivities and sports events have become synonymous with the town. Thus, its special features are its people, hospitable and open for all curious guests coming in good faith. And our visitors with pleasure return, some for the sake of the well-preserved coastal setting and some for the sake of the atmosphere of hospitality and relaxation.


Oficial web page of Tivat Tourist Organisation is on address
tivat.travel.


Porto Montenegro project is the construction of settlements around the marina and the home port for yachts with great perspectives designed to meet the sophisticated needs of all the yachts, their owners, guests and crew, with the additional infrastructure for the largest yachts. The main investor of the project is a Canadian businessman Peter Munk, founder of Barrick Gold Corporation. Other investors are Lord Jacob Rothschild, Nathaniel Rothschild, Bernard Arnault, Sandor Demjan and Anthony Munk.


Oficial web page of Porto Montenegro is on address
portomontenegro.com.