tirsdag 18. juni 2013

Montenegrian Coast - Primorje - Kysten

Beaches to the north from Budva.

Ploče beach is an attractive place for swimming.
The stony beach offers swimming pools for adults and children
and large parking lots.

Jaz beach consists of two parts,
one 500 m long and the other, formerly a nudist beach, 300 m long.
It is a pebble beach, with a campground along the greater part of the beach.
The Rolling Stones gave a concert here in 2007, and Madonna in 2008. 

Mogren beach consists of two sandy beaches of total length of 350 m,
connected with a tunnel through the rock.
They were named after the Spanish sailor Mogrini,
who landed on the beaches after a shipwreck.
Budva is supposed to be 3,500 years old,
which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast.
The old town was probably an island originally.

The town has 18.000 inhabitants (2011).

A catastrophic earthquake struck Budva and the surroundings on April 15th 1979.
Much of the old town was devastated,
but almost all the buildings were restored to their original form.
It was finished after eight years.

Much of the architecture in the Old Town is of Venetian design.

Slovenska beach is 1.600 m long. The name refers to the architect (a slovenian)
who designed this part of the town. It is a pebble beach.
Budva's main promenade, where most of the nightlife and shopping
takes place, goes alongside this beach.

Bećići is a small town south of Budva.
Bećići beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches in the South Adriatic.
It is a sandy beach, 1,950 m long.
In 1935 it won the "Grand Prix" in Paris as the most beautiful beach in Europe.
It is perhaps the best equipped beach on the Budvanska Riviera.

Pržno beach, 350 m long,
is located in front of the picturesque Mediterranean settlement Pržno.
It is surrounded by olive groves of exceptional value,
which is why the entire area is enlisted as a protected nature reserve.
Kraljičina (Queen's) beach is a 200 m long beach
surrounded by cypress and olive trees.
Its name derives from the fact that it was a favourite spot of,
and was owned by Queen Marija Karađorđević.
The communist regime in 1945 nationalized Karađorđevićes' property.

Miločer beach is located near the former summer residence
of the royal family Karađorđević, built in 1934. The beach is 280 m long.
Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan, an Adriatic playground for the rich and famous from the 1960s to the 1980s,
the island is now a 5-star franchise hotel owned by an international group.
In the 15th century, this island had a fortified village which was known as Divic.
 The fortification was built to defend the island against the Turks
and became a haven for pirates of the Adriatic.
Initially, the island with its fortresses had 12 families. Later about 400 people.
Formerly a village, all of the buildings were acquired by the Yugoslav government
and turned into an upscale hotel during the Tito regime.
The beaches of Sveti Stefan are formed on both sides of the strip
that connects the town-hotel of Sveti Stefan with the coast.
Those are two sandy beaches of 1,170 m total length.

The small fishermens houses are now hotel suites.

Crvena Glavice

Petrovac, 1.500 inhabitants (2011).

Petrovac beach is a sandy beach of some 600 m of length, with reddish coloured sand.
The beach is bordered by Petrovac promenade, filled with cafes, restaurants and shops.

The history of Petrovac began in Roman times,
when a couple of villas were built at Krš Medinski.
A 4th century mosaic floor, remains of a villa and baths have been found.

At the northern end of the bay is a 16th century Venetian fortress,
Kastel Lastva, built to discourage pirates.
The name, Petrovac, was given at the beginning of the 20th century
after King Peter I Karađorđević.

In the bay are two islets (Katič and Sveta Nedjelja),
one of which is topped by a small chapel,
built in thanksgiving for a shipwrecked sailor's life.

Lučice beach is a popular beach located some 500 m south from the town of Petrovac.
This sandy beach is shaped like a little bay, and is 220 m long.

Buljarica beach is possibly the greatest development potential along the Montenegrin coast.
It is 1 km from Petrovac in the direction of Bar, and is 2,250 m long.

Čanj beach is 1 km long and is a very popular location for tourists.
Sutomore has a 1 kilometer long, sandy beach.
18.000 inhabitants (2011)

The only deep water harbor and commercial port in Montenegro.
Bar is also where the railway from Beograd ends up.

The "living museum" at Stari Bar.
The ruins of Bar Old Town constitute one of the world’s largest fortified archaeological sites.
Veliki Pjesak beach, 250 m long.


11.000 inhabitants (2011)

Ulcinj's old town is a very well preserved castle-looking community
that is left over from medieval times. The old town sits atop a mountain
overlooking the shore and is a tourist attraction on its own.

Ulcinj town beach.

Velika Plaža is a sandy beach, and as much as 12 km long.
Behind this beach lies this big saltworks Ulcinjska Solina.
Šaško lake and the salt pond are popular among birdwatchers,
because Ulcinj and its surroundings are major resting points
for over 200 bird species on their migration paths.

Ada Bojana i an island surrounded by the river Bojana after splitting
into two rivers and the sea. It is a triangle shaped, sandy and very long beach.
It used to be a big nudist beach.

River Bojana at the very south of Montenegro's coastline,
with its famed daily fresh catch featured at the area's seafood riverside restaurants.
Bojana river flows from the Skadar Lake, which you will find in the next blog..

Rumija is the Mountain range between the Montenegrian coast and Skadar Lake.
The highest point reaches 1.594 m.

And Skadar Lake; that is where this blog continues.