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to Montenegro

Montenegro is famous for its sunny, torrid summers and magnificent sea with amazing beaches which are awarded for their purity with famous “blue flag” every year. The country impresses with wide variety of wines, delicious and cheap fruits and cordiality of local population towards visitors.


 


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It is equally pleasant to spend here both summer and winter. During the cold time of year the temperature doesn’t fall below -5 and in august which is considered to be the hottest month reaches +28,9 C.

Summer in the coastal area is generally dry. As for the water - it is warming up in August to +25 C, and in September - up to +24 C. In the middle part of the country there is a continental climate. The average winter temperature is around -5 C and in the summer it is about +25 C. The mountain area with its sub-alpine climate and snow cover that lasts for 120 days a year will be perfect for connoisseurs of winter recreation and, of course, the skiers.

The nature of Montenegro is often compared
with Swiss - the same clear lakes, green
mountains, mountain rivers, waterfalls and trout.

 

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Spend your vacation at
Villa Illyrik, Risan

City Risan is located on the shore of the Bay of Kotor on Adriatic sea. The largest bay on the Adriatic shore enters the list of 28 most beautiful bays of the world and have the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Risan lies at the foot of the Orjen mountain in the far corner of the Bay of Kotor, which is sometimes called Risan bay.

Risan is the first settlement in the Bay of Kotor. The earliest mention of the city dates back to the third century BC when it had Rhizon name after illirian tribe rhizonti.

During the reign of Queen Teuta, Rhizon became the capital of her empire. She suceeded in restoring the Illarian fleet after its complete destruction and became a powerful ruler. Teuta fought succesfull wars and even managed to seize Corfu island. Such state of affairs seriosly worried the Roman Empire whos trade pathes passed throught The Adriatic and undergone the attacks. That was the reason for Illyrian wars. According to the legend, when roman ships entered the Bay of Kotor Teuta jumped off the wall of the fortress into the sea to prevent imprisonment.

 


 

Climate

The climate at the Bay is subtropical, the mildest in Montenegro. This is the contrast to the cities on the shore of Adriatic sea. The uniqueness of the climate is that it is mountain and sea at the same time, diverse vegetation of the area endowed the air with special fragrance of the plants and essential oils of coniferous trees, multiplying its therapeutic effect.

Mild climate and calm sea, wonderful nature and majestic montains create perfect conditions for regular life and calm recreation.

 

 

Architectural and historical monuments



After the complete defeat of the roman empire Rison, then Rizhon, became the political and cultural center of Kotor region. The romans have built palaces from greek marble decorated with majestic sculptures and mosaic. For example, in Rison preserved the ruins of roman patrician villa with floor mosaic, On the mosaic panel depicted Hypnos, the god of dream sleeping on his bed. This is the only known image of that kind in the whole world. It is believed that god of untroubled sleep protects this country from unnecessary vanity and chaos till now.

Also the family palace of Ivelichy, russian earl family with Rison origin is preserved here. The path to the palace lies through the oldest street in Montenegro - Gabella.

Great number of cultural and historic monuments all across Kotor region is a striking illustration of presence of different cultures and civilizations of various ages. Only few kilometers away from Rison situated Perast.

This medieval city with rich marine traditions lies beneath the hill of St. Elijah. At all times the city has been one of the main centers of navigation and shipbuilding. It gave the world an outstanding pleiad of navigators. There are two magnificent islets not far from Perast - Sveti Đorđe and Our Lady of the Rocks that are a must see for all the visitors of the Bay of Kotor.

17 km from Rison, surrounded by scarps of Lovćen mountain, lies Kotor. The city which is considered to be one of the best preserved cities of the medieval Adriatic. In 1979 old town of Kotor has been inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list.

4 km from Rison there is a confirmation of the fact that the area of Rison basin had been populated thousands of years before the new era. Rock paintings of primeval people at Lipci borough is an evidence of this.