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Perast, Montenegro


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Perast is a small picturesque town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. It is situated a few kilometers from Kotor and is noted for its coast and proximity to two islets, islet of St. George and islet Our Lady of the Rocks.


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Other places we know in Montenegro

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Dajbabe - Known for cave, orthodox monastery

Kotor - Known for coastal town, fortress, marina, medieval old town, venetian empire, orthodox church; historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nikšić (Niksic) - Known for orthodox cathedral

Ostrog - Known for viewpoint, orthodox monastery

Tivat - Known for beach, coastal town, marina, orthodox cathedral





Last reviewed: 11 September 2021

Perast description

The town Perast was founded by the Illyrians and was named after one of the local tribes, the Pirusti. According to the presumptions of archaeologists, first settlements appeared in the area of Perast in the Neolithic era. There are also exist marks of the Roman and early Christian periods.

The first written mentions of Perast refer to 1336 - at that time there was a small fishing village with a shipyard, and around there were always several commercial and fishing boats in the harbor. But since the strategically important islet of St. George, which belonged to Kotor, is in the immediate vicinity, the development of Perast was going very slowly.

Perast itself lies beneath of the 873 m hill, on a cape that separates the so called Bay of Risano from Bay of Kotor, and overlooks the Verige strait, the narrowest part of the Bay of Kotor.

The Venetian period brought prosperity to Perast, particularly around 1482, after taking the Turkish part of the coast from Herceg Novi to Risan. When a small village finally became a town, its inhabitants thought about reinforcements. The fortress of the Holy Cross and a dozen defensive towers were built. After the successfully held few battles, Perast received some of the political and economic privileges, in particular, it had the right to guard the Venetian flag of St. Mark after 1654 by holding a siege by the Turks.

Pyotr Andreyevich Tolstoy (a Russian statesman and diplomat, prominent during and after the reign of Peter the Great; he was the ancestor of all the Counts Tolstoy, including the novelist Leo Tolstoy) traveled from Herceg Novi to Perast in 1698 and he wrote that in the town of Perast live Croats. He also recorded that there were no Orthodox churches in the town while Greek church exist in a village not far away and that Serbs of Greek faith live in the village which are military people similar to the Don's Cossacks.

Perast was also granted free trade regime with the Republic of Venice and was granted the forgiveness of the Venetian authorities in the ruthless fight against pirates on the Adriatic. That made Perast enriched.

For centuries, 20 palaces were built in Baroque style, 17 Catholic and two Orthodox churches. And since one of the best maritime schools was housed here, Russian Tzar Peter I was sent to Perast from Russia for training.

When Napoleon defeated the Republic of Venice in 1797, Perast was faithful to Venice for several months, but in the end the town had to lower the flag of St. Mark. From that moment began the decline of Perast: along with the whole area of the Bay of Kotor, it was left to the Austrians and Italians, and then the French, and then again under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was in its composition to defeat in the First World War.

In 1918, the town became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians, and in 1941 it became part of the Italian province of Cattaro (Kotor). It was only in 1944 that the town gained independence in Yugoslavia and became one of the administrative areas of the Montenegrin Republic. Since 2006, the town has become part of an independent Montenegro.

Interesting to mention, near Perast located two islets: one is called St. George and the other Our Lady of the Rocks. Each islet has a picturesque chapel. The Our Lady of the Rocks islet is particularly interesting given that it is the only artificially-built island in the Adriatic, with an area of 3030 m2; it was built upon a rock after two Venetian sailors from Perast found a picture of the Virgin Mary on it in 1452.

Perast related tours

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Perast during multi-day private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Perast.

We have developed several private tours that visiting beautiful Perast. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. We charge nothing for develop a custom itinerary. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


Day trip from Dubrovnik to see Kotor and Perast. Visit in Montenegro the Kotor UNESCO Venetian town and charming Perast.

tour starts in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour finishes in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour duration: 1 days (0 nights)

tour countries: Montenegro

tour destinations: Kotor, Perast

We welcome you to Montenegro with the day trip from Dubrovnik to see famous UNESCO Venetian town Kotor, full of small streets, churches and beautiful squares, and brave ones can climb up 1350 steps to the fortress of St. Giovanni. Before Kotor we will walk charming Perast and get to know the story of two islets of Perast.

all seasons tour

1 days

Price from € 59

 



All seasons 2 days micro tour from Dubrovnik to visit Montenegro and Bosnia. Kotor, Perast, Trebinje, Tvrdos, Vjetrenica, Zavala.

tour starts in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour finishes in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour duration: 2 days (1 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Kotor, Perast, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

Welcome to visit with us 2 countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro with 2 days all seasons discovery tour from Dubrovnik. The main attraction in Montenegro will be old venetian town Kotor (historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and small picturesque fisher village Perast. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will visit Trebinje, the center of the area with famous wines. In Trebinje we will have a dinner in local family running winery. Near by Trebinje we will see old orthodox monastery Tvrdos with own wine cellars where we will taste local wines. Before we will return back to Dubrovnik, we will see another monastery, Zavala, partially located in cave, and explore natural cave Vjetrenica.

all seasons tour

2 days

Price from € 135

 



All seasons Montenegro+Bosnia discovery 2 days micro tour from Tivat. Visit Kotor, Perast, Trebinje, Tvrdos, Vjetrenica, Zavala.

tour starts in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 2 days (1 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Kotor, Perast, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

Come with us to all seasons Montenegro + Bosnia discovery 2 days micro tour from Tivat, to see there two Balkans countries. In Montenegro, we will see Venetian town Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site) and climb to its fortress; walk in small coastal town Perast, admire its architecture, and come by boat to a nearby tiny island with small monastery. At evening, we will arrive to Trebinje, where the same evening will come to taste local wines in the best Herzegovina winery. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, after one night in Trebinje, we will see the town's panorama from the hill with beautiful church, see old orthodox monastery Tvrdos with own wine cellars where we will taste local wines; explore natural cave Vjetrenica (UNESCO Tentative List site) and see nearby located monastery Zavala, partially located in cave.

all seasons tour

2 days

Price from € 159

 



Montenegro+Bosnia all seasons discovery 3 days mini tour from Tivat. Visit Kotor, Budva, Perast, Trebinje, Tvrdos, Vjetrenica.

tour starts in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 3 days (2 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Budva, Kotor, Perast, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

Come with us to all seasons discovery Montenegro + Bosnia 3 days mini tour from Tivat, and get to know there 2 Balkans countries full of history. In Montenegro, we will see coastal town Budva, and walk its historical center; will see Venetian town Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site) and climb to its fortress; walk in small coastal town Perast, admire its architecture, and come by boat to a nearby tiny island with small monastery. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will visit calm town Trebinje, see the town's panorama from the hill with beautiful church, taste local wines in the best Herzegovina winery, see old orthodox monastery Tvrdos with own wine cellars where we will taste local wines; explore natural cave Vjetrenica (UNESCO Tentative List site) and see nearby located monastery Zavala, partially located in cave.

all seasons tour

3 days

Price from € 243

 



All seasons Bosnia 4 days mini tour with Montenegro towns Kotor and Perast from Makarska. Kravice waterfalls, Mostar, Blagaj, Pocitelj, Vjetrenica cave, Tvrdos, Trebinje.

tour starts in: Makarska, Croatia

tour finishes in: Makarska, Croatia

tour duration: 4 days (3 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Blagaj, Kotor, Kravica, Mogorjelo, Mostar, Perast, Počitelj, Stolac, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

Welcome to discover Bosnia-Herzegovina with all seasons 3 days mini tour from Makarska, to see old towns, fortresses, monasteries, waterfalls, cave and taste famous Herzegovina wine. With this tour we will also visit in Montenegro town Kotor UNESCO World Heritage Site) with historical center full of Venetian spirit, and small coastal town Perast known for two islands with monasteries. The first day of this tour will start with amazing Kravice natural park with waterfalls, after we will walk in a real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD, and on the way to Trebinje we will visit Zavala monastery partially located in a cave. After sleep one night in Trebinje, we will take a road to Montenegro to see historical center of Kotor, with cathedral, museum and old fortress in the cliff, and walk the coast of small town Perast, together with short ride by boat to the island with small monastery; later, at the same day evening, we will return back to Trebinje, to taste a wine in the best in region family running winery. On the next day, we will see Tvrdos monastery, know for its wine cellars, and taste few varieties of wine monks produce there; after we will have a tour in Vjetrenica cave and see unique creature, so called human fish; before we will arrive to Mostar, we will climb to Stolac, old Ottoman fortress with great view to the valley, and we will spend rest of day in Mostar, to walk over old town Mostar (historical center with Mostar bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Next day, after night in Mostar, we will see beautiful tekija (dervish monastery) in Blagaj, nearly 600 years old, and walk streets of medieval fortified town Pocitelj with great view from Ottoman fort.

all seasons tour

4 days

Price from € 368

 



Off-season 8 days tour across Bosnia and Montenegro from Tivat. Explore the best in Bosnia and Montenegro.

tour starts in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 8 days (7 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Kotor, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Ostrog, Perast, Podgorica, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

During this off-season 8 days tour we are going to explore 2 fascinating countries, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. We will pick you up in Tivat, a coastal town with an airport, in southwest Montenegro. Within this tour we will visit the fortified UNESCO town Kotor, the country's finest town, Perast in the center of the Bay of Kotor, the charming Trebinje, the perfect off the beaten path destination. There we will visit one of many wineries and the famous Tvrdoš Monastery and on our way to Mostar, a UNESCO city, we will show you the Stolac fortress, the historical Dervish monastery located in Blagaj, and another old monastery partially built in a cave. We will visit Kravica waterfalls, a natural beauty, Pocitelj, another fortified town, built in the 13th century; we will walk in the multicultural Sarajevo, the lively capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Montenegro, we will visit the famous Ostrog monastery built along the vertical cliff, and another one with unusual frescos located in a cave; we will stroll the gorgeous streets of Bar's ancient town, and before we finish our tour in Tivat, we will meet the vibrant coastal town of Budva, full of many narrow streets surrounded by stone walls.

off-season only tour

8 days

Price from € 817

 



Out of season 11 days panoramic tour from Tivat to discover Bosnia and Montenegro. Explore the best in Bosnia and Montenegro.

tour starts in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 11 days (10 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Bar, Blagaj, Budva, Dajbabe, Doboj, Jajce, Kotor, Kravica, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mostar, Ostrog, Perast, Podgorica, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala

During this off-season 11 days tour we are going to explore 2 fascinating countries, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. We will pick you up in Tivat, a coastal town with an airport, in southwest Montenegro.   Within this tour we will visit the fortified UNESCO town Kotor, the country's finest town, Perast in the center of the Bay of Kotor and the charming Trebinje, the perfect off the beaten path destination. There we will visit one of many wineries and the famous Tvrdoš Monastery and, on our way to Mostar, a UNESCO city, we will show you the Stolac fortress, the historical Dervish monastery located in Blagaj, and another old monastery partially built in a cave. We will visit Kravica waterfalls, a natural beauty,  and the lovely Pocitelj, another fortified town, built in the 13th century. During this amazing tour we will visit 4 medieval fortresses: Jajce, Tešanj, Doboj and Maglaj. Each one played a very important role in the history of Bosnia & Herzegovina.  we will walk in the multicultural Sarajevo, the lively capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

off-season only tour

11 days

Price from € 1,109

 



All seasons 12 days tour across Bosnia from Tivat. Explore the best in Bosnia and UNESCO town Kotor in Montenegro.

tour starts in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 12 days (11 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Blagaj, Bobovac, Bosnian Pyramids, Jajce, Konjic, Kotor, Kravica, Ljubuški, Međugorje, Mogorjelo, Mostar, Perast, Počitelj, Radimlja, Sarajevo, Stolac, Travnik, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Šćit

Explore main attractions in Bosnia with all seasons 12 days tour, with small side tour covers UNESCO venetian town Kotor in Montenegro. We will pick you up in Tivat, a coastal town with an airport, in southwest Montenegro. This tour is particularly interesting for travelers without Schengen Visa. Within this tour we will visit charming Trebinje and taste famous regional wine in family running winery, historical Tvrdoš monastery, Vjetrenica cave (UNESCO Tentative List site), Zavala monastery partially built in a cave, hilly Stolac fortress with wonderful view, historical center of town Mostar (UNESCO World Heritage site) and walk over famous Mostar bridge. We will have a way around Mostar to see historical Dervish monastery located in Blagaj, built in the 13th century fortified town Pocitelj, served as open-air museum, with narrow streets and old Ottoman fort with great view, and before start our way back to Mostar will have a dinner in local restaurant and we will have a walk in rare place, a real Roman villa Rustica, established as agricultural estate in 4th century AD. We will walk in historical Sarajevo and see its main attractions. We will visit a interesting landmark, called Bosnian Pyramid Of The Sun, see Bobovac hill that was a place of Bosnian kings, visit Vranduk and Travnik fortresses, walk in historical town Jajce with fortress, old town, and waterfalls, meet the beauty of Jajace, the park with watermills. On the way down we will see Scit monastery located in tiny peninsula of beautiful lake, walk in Medjugorje pilgrimage center, wonder on the beauty of Kravica waterfalls, and get to know why Radimlja is UNESCO World Heritage site.

all seasons tour

12 days

Price from € 1,183

 



Explore Bosnia+Montenegro by all seasons 15 days slow tour from Sarajevo. UNESCO sites, medieval towns and fortresses of two Balkans countries.

tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Bar, Blagaj, Bobovac, Bosnian Pyramids, Budva, Dajbabe, Jajce, Kotor, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Međugorje, Mogorjelo, Mostar, Nikšić, Perast, Podgorica, Počitelj, Radimlja, Risan, Stolac, Travnik, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica, Šćit

We welcome you to explore 2 Balkans countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro, with our all seasons 15 days slow tour from Sarajevo. In both countries, with this tour we will visit most of the important attractions. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will see are of Bosnian Pyramids, medieval fortresses Vranduk, Travnik, Stolac, Jajce. We will be in few museums, visit an ethno village, walks historical centers of medieval towns, visit monasteries in Zavala, Tvrdos and Scit, see cathedrals in Trebinje, spend evening in winery, walks in parks and see waterfalls. We will see UNESCO World Heritage site town Mostar and UNESCO World Heritage site archaeological site Radimlja. In Montenegro, we going to see cave monastery Dajbabe, Venetian towns Budva and Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site), picturesque coastal village Perast, mosaic in Risan, abandoned medieval town in Bar.

all seasons tour

15 days

Price from € 1,609

 



Explore Bosnia+Montenegro in all seasons 20 days tour from Sarajevo. UNESCO sites, fortresses and medieval towns of two Balkans countries.

tour starts in: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tour finishes in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour duration: 20 days (19 nights)

tour countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

tour destinations: Banja Luka, Bar, Blagaj, Bobovac, Bosnian Pyramids, Budva, Dajbabe, Doboj, Gradačac, Jajce, Ključ, Kotor, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Kravica, Ljubačke Doline, Maglaj, Međugorje, Mogorjelo, Mostar, Nikšić, Perast, Podgorica, Počitelj, Radimlja, Risan, Srebrenik, Stolac, Tešanj, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Vranduk, Zavala, Zenica, Šćit

We welcome you to explore 2 Balkans countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro, with our all seasons 20 days tour from Sarajevo. In both countries, with this tour we will visit all the most important attractions. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, we will see are of Bosnian Pyramids, medieval fortresses Vranduk, Doboj, Srebrenik, Gradacac, Kljuc, Maglaj, Tesanj, Jajce. We will be in few museums, visit an ethno village, walks historical centers of medieval towns, visit monasteries in Zavala, Tvrdos and Scit, see cathedrals in Banja Luka and Trebinje, spend evening in winery, walks in parks and see waterfalls. We will see UNESCO World Heritage site town Mostar and UNESCO World Heritage site archaeological site Radimlja. In Montenegro, we going to see cave monastery Dajbabe, Venetian towns Budva and Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage site), picturesque coastal village Perast, mosaic in Risan, abandoned medieval town in Bar.

all seasons tour

20 days

Price from € 2,235

 




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