Presentation of the destination
Sveti Stefan is a small hotel resort in Montenegro, which attracts especially travelers with a bigger travel budget and the desire for a luxurious holiday. Sveti Stefan is also known under the name Aman Sveti Stefan and includes the well-known Villa Milocer, which was once known under the name Sveti Stefan Hotel. The resort village of Sveti Stefan is located in a tourist destination quite untouched by tourism, in Montenegro. The country offers a variety of natural attractions waiting to be discovered by the curious visitors. You will be rewarded with a unique and, above all, very unspoilt natural landscape that is second to none. The next largest city is Budva and six kilometers away. At the same time, it is the most popular and well-known seaside resort in the country. Resort Sveti Stefan is an ideal hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Budva, and at the same time, visitors have the opportunity to visit the vibrant city for a fun-filled evening. Sveti Stefan has been valued by the wealthy in the region since the 1960s. Sveti Stefan was originally an island that is now connected to the mainland. The resort offers a total of nearly 60 rooms and 8 suites, all of which are located in Villa Milocer. In 2010, the hotel was named Hotel of the Year by the Gallivanters Guide. The island convinces with a two-kilometer-long coastline that could hardly be more beautiful and natural.
Points of interests / things to see
Originally Sveti Stefan was a small village by the sea. This changed rapidly as the Yugoslav government, under the leadership of the Tito regime, provided the innocent and quiet fishing town with a luxury hotel, originally intended only for government-friendly people. The story of Sveti Stefan begins a few centuries before. At the beginning of the 16th century, the town was equipped with a city wall to appreciate it from the neighboring Turks. As a result, Sveti Stefan became a paradise for pirates in the Adriatic. During this time, only 12 families lived on the island. It took until the 18th century, until the population really increased for the first time. In this century, the number of residents grew to 400 people and Sveti Stefan became more and more a real village. Shortly before the beginning of the Second World War, the Villa Milocer, then under another name, was built. This was initially only a summer residence for the Queen Marija Karadorvecic and hardly anyone suspected that the construction of the resort had set the course for a long-term tourism. As a result, other elites were allowed to spend their free time at the resort. For only a few years now, the resort has been open to all people who bring the necessary change.
The city of Budva is something like the big and loud brother of Sveti Stefan and at the same time the tourist signboard of the country Montenegro. It is no wonder that the two destinations are only 6 kilometers apart, because the landscape in this region is simply indescribably beautiful and lays the foundation for the tourist development of the country. In addition, Budva is a truly historic place. The history of the city begins around the fifth century BC. Today, visitors to Budva can admire a city whose cityscape has been influenced by many different styles for many centuries. Many of the magnificent buildings are connected by small, quaint streets, where it is a great pleasure to take a leisurely afternoon walk. This is like a journey back in time to the past. The whole cityscape is a sight in itself, but of course there are also some buildings that sting again out of the crowd. This includes, for example, the Church of St. Save, whose valuable frescoes date back to the 11th century. Then there are the Church of St. Mary and the St. Ivan Church, both from the seventh century. In the district of Citadela you can marvel at the historic fortifications that protected the city from pirates and other enemies.
Cetinje is certainly unknown to many travelers, which can only be explained by the recent history of the country and the ignoring of the Western media. Because of the beauty and the many interesting features of this city, Cetinje should actually be on the to-do list of every traveler. The good news: Due to the small size of the country, Cetinje can easily be reached from Sveti Stefan in the form of a day trip and there are only a few tourists who do not avail themselves of this opportunity. Cetinje is not only the capital of Montenegro, but also the official seat of the President of the country. The city was founded in the 1400's and became the capital after the Independent of Montenegro. The historic buildings of the city are clearly its flagship and the reason why a visit is often a time travel and is commonly known as a memorable experience. In addition to the many buildings, there are also a variety of interesting museums. These give visitors a unique opportunity to learn more about the moving past and unique culture of this young state. So it is not surprising that Cetinje is one of the most popular travel destinations in the entire country.
The small town of Perast is something of an insider tip and an ideal destination for visitors who want to get to know authentic small-town life in Montenegro. Of course, this is not the only reason to visit the city. So Perast is considered one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in the entire Adriatic region. In the town center you will find several churches and other interesting buildings dating back to the 14th century. Then there are the palaces and their adjoining villas built in the 18th century, which have since shaped the townscape and helped to shape the city's charm. These came about during a time when the city's economy could not have been better. This was due to the favorable location as a trading center in the Adriatic. Perast is located on an island that is offshore the mainland and is of human origin.
Not that it would not be quiet in Sveti Stefan, but who still likes it a bit quieter, a trip to the Ostrog monastery should be warmly recommended. This monastery was built at the end of the 16th century and the builders could hardly have chosen a more beautiful location. So the Ostrog Monastery is on the top of a hill which is surrounded by a blossoming natural landscape, almost hidden from it. The stone on which the monastery is located lies on the hill Ostroska Greade, which is very popular among travelers, regardless of the monastery. However, it does not hurt to beat both fly with a swatter and make a hike to the monastery. From the monastery, which incidentally is dedicated to St. Basil of Ostrog, there is a beautiful view of the Bjelopavlici valley. The Monastery of Ostrog has the reputation of the most popular pilgrimage destination in Montenegro.
Skadar Lake is one of the country's most beautiful natural landmarks, making it a popular day trip destination. Legend has it that the lake is the result of a love story. So the woman wandered every day to the well to bring water to the village. One day, a bird at the well chirped her that her husband would come back from abroad the following night. The woman ran home full of joy, forgetting to turn off the fountain. The next morning, visitors found Lake Skadar in place of the fountain. Today, this is the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula and is one of four national parks in Montenegro. In addition, the lake is home to over 280 different species of birds. The lake is surrounded by a fascinating mountain landscape and can best be explored by boat.
The Bay of Kotor is often called â € œthe southernmost fjord in Europeâ € and this name describes this beautiful bay more than aptly. Along the beautiful bay there are some equally beautiful villages that often come from the Middle Ages. The most famous of these cities is certainly Kotor, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is characterized by an imposing city wall. The city was first mentioned in 168 BC. Under the Romans, the city was known as Acruyium.
Durmitor is one of four national parks in Montenegro. Durmitor National Park is located in northern Montenegrin and is home to the deepest gorge in Europe. Worldwide, only the Grand Canyon is deeper. So it is not surprising that Durmitor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Loycen is another national park. This is located between Cetinje, Budva and Kotor.
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How to get there ?
By Bus: There are buses from Budva, which take about 30 minutes to drive. By Air: The Airport "Divan Airport" is located 8 kilometers from the city center.
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