#1.Kotor Bay (Boka)
Kotor Bay, locally known as Boka is a stunning bay in the Adriatic Sea surrounded by tall mountains. It is flanked by the Orjen mountains on the west and the Lovćen mountains on the east. Most visitors to this bay only remember the unbelievable views.
The Kotor Bay area have been inhabited since medieval times and many of the structures are still preserved. The old towns in this bay include Herceg Novi, Perast, Prčanj, Risan and Tivat.The bay also has a spiritual significance and has many churches, monasteries and chapels. This makes it the ideal location for pilgrimages.
Historically the bay has always been used by the navy. Many historical artifacts, including parts of ancient ships and submarines are housed in the museums in the area.The Bay area is well established for tourists with a variety of leisure activities including bike rentals, paddle boarding, hiking, boat cruises and guided tours. There isn’t even the slightest chance of running out of things to do.
Risan has existed as far back as the 3rd century BC when it was a fortress built by the Illyrians in which their Queen Teuta took refuge. This area was later developed by the Roman Empire when they invaded and captured the town. This town changed hands many times and has belonged to the rulers of the Zeta State, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Dubrovnik Republic, the Turks the Venetians and the Austrians. However, it is most famous for the Roman mosaics and ancient roman structures.
There are also cave drawings on a cave situated outside the town of Lipci that are thought to date back to the 8th century BC.
This seaside town is located about midway between Kotor and Herceg Novi.