Herceg Novi is a city that you must love. Many people consider him the most beautiful city on the Adriatic Sea and return to it again every year. And not only because of its architecture, warm sea or pleasant climate. There's something specific about him that you do not want to forget.
Situated between the high mountain of Orjen and the entrance to Boka Kotorska Bay, this coastal town with its cozy locals welcomes all the tourists who roam here. For the arrival to this Mediterranean town, some twenty thousand inhabitants do not need special planning.
Where do you start dating Herceg Novi? Perhaps from the beautiful Pet Danica promenade, which is located right by the sea and connects Igalo and Meljine, the place where bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic used to be.
Full of flowers, palm trees, restaurants and cafes, the promenade looks at the blue of the sea, boats and boats bathed in the sun, while the noise of the waves and the scent of sea salt creates a striking impression of a pleasant Mediterranean climate.
Some of the plants along the promenade are so rare that many biologists come to see the different types of palm tree, cactus, magnolia, eucalyptus, and many others. For the city port, Škver, it could be said that it is in the very center of the promenade.
Close to Skver, the fortress Forte Mare proudly reigns over the beach. This medieval fortress was built by the Bosnian king Tvrtko I in 1382, who is also the founder of the city. The influence of the Bosnians, the Mlecans and the Austrians was painted by her appearance, and today she is considered one of the most important fortresses of Herceg Novi. Forte Mare flights also serve as a cinema. Enjoying summer projections of open-air movies, under the stars and the clear sky is a unique experience that should not be missed.
The second fortress that stands out in its sights is the Turkish fort of Kanli Kula. Bloody Tower, if translated from Turkish, its size and at a height of 85m above the sea, dominates the entire area. The most beautiful view of the city's panorama, the sunset or anchors in the harbor is precisely this fortification.
Herceg Novi has many beautiful beaches, some are private, some belong to hotels, and many are open to all bathers. One should mention the clear sea in the tunnel, for those with a deeper pocket beach on Yachting, and for small children, the sandy beach in Igalo is ideal, where the sea is exceptionally shallow, and the silt is medicinal and well-known for its spa effect.
And if you want to get to know the culture and art of the New, then climb to the Market. Countless stone stairs and narrow streets lead to the height, as the city itself extends. On the upper square of the Old Town there is a beautiful church of Sv. Arhanđela Mihaila, built of fine Korčula stone, in which the iconostasis of white marble was painted by the Czech painter Franjo Cigler. In the lower square you can enjoy the beauty of the Church of St. Jerome, the protector of the city, at the site of the former largest mosque since the time of Turkish rule.
Archives, Library, Gallery, Pharmacy, and many other facilities are surrounded by old historic buildings.
The main street, Njegoseva, extends from Nikola Đurković Square to Igalo. By the way, you can look at boutiques, rest in the park, send a postcard to the post office, or take a cappuccino in one of the many cafes. Perhaps it's best to sit in a City Cafe, where you can get an amazing view of the city and the blue of the sea.