Come join us as we visit Perast on a fun day trip from Kotor, Montenegro to visit Our Lady of the Rocks (xxx) by boat, enjoy a nice leisurely lunch and check out the sleepy town by wandering around on foot.
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Perast + Our Lady of the Rocks | Day Trip from Kotor, Montenegro Travel Food Video Transcript:
Well good morning good morning guys. Good morning guys. It is another beautiful day here in Kotor so we decided let’s take a day trip. So we’re going to be hopping on a bus and visiting Perast which is a small little town also by the water. Um yeah and once we’re there we can hop on a boat and go visit a few islands so it should be a nice day. Yeah, exactly and the cool thing about this is that it is really close to where we’re staying. Yes. And we can actually grab local transportation not too far from where we are right now. So we’re just going to go do that. We don’t have a lot of time. We’ve gotta hustle to get. Let’s go.
We did manage to find the bus, though it involved running up the street since we were in the wrong spot, but aside from that, it was a quick 20-minute ride up the coast to Perast.
Located on the Bay of Kotor, Perast is a small town that hit its peak in the 18th century under the Venetian Republic. During this time, it had as many as four active shipyards and the citizens of the town were allowed to trade and sell goods without tax on the Venetian market. This made them very wealthy, and while today Perast has more of a sleepy vibe, you can still see traces of that wealth in the number of palazzos that line the waterfront.
So the boat frequency turned out to be more like 30 minutes – that morning we learned “just 5 minutes” should not be taken literally – but we did eventually board a boat and we had it all to ourselves.
There are two islands off the coast of Perast. One is St. George, which holds an old monastery and is not open to visitors, and the other is Our Lady of the Rocks, which we visited. The latter is an artificial island that was created by sinking old ships loaded with rocks. Here you’ll find the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, which is the main attraction. To be honest, this is a quick visit and you likely won’t need more than 15-20 minutes on the island, but you do get some nice views of the surrounding mountains.
Then, after that little excursion we could only think about one thing: lunch!
After Sam’s drone session, we had enough time to climb up to visit one more church, and then it was pretty much time to call it a day.
Perast is a charming seaside town, but it’s very small and some of the tourist sights weren’t open so there wasn’t much to do, but it’s great for a half-day trip if you want to see something aside from Kotor!
This is part of our Travel in Montenegro video series showcasing Montenegrin food, Montenegrin culture and Montenegrin cuisine.
This is part of our Travel in the Balkans video series showcasing Balkan food, Balkan culture and Balkan cuisine.
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