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Stop At: Perast Museum, Obala Kapetana Marka Martinovica bb, Perast, Kotor Municipality 85336 Montenegro
Perast is small town at Boka Bay with rich marintime history, baroque stone palaces, and two unique island looking across of the Bay....
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Our Lady of the Rocks, Island in Boka Bay, Perast, Kotor Municipality 85336 Montenegro
Our Lady of Rock is artificial island according do a legend on 22nd of July 1452, two fishermen, brothers Moršić discovered an image of Virgin Mary there. A tiny Orthodox chapel was built on the site.
In 1630 they built a Catholic chapel on the place of original orthodox one. They decided to further expand the island by piling rocks from the mainland and by sinking the old ships. The custom remains to this day. Every 22nd of July at sunset citizens of Perast take their boats and throw rocks into the sea. The custom is known as fašinada.
Behind the church there is a small museum dedicated to history of Perast and a gift shop.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Island of Saint George, Island in Boka Bay, Perast, Kotor Municipality Montenegro
St George (Sv. Djordje), shadowed by cypress trees was for years under the Kotor jurisdiction. It hosts the Benedictine abbey and old Perast cemetery