Montenegro’s open gate. Bar is the largest harbor on the eastern coast of the Adriatic, Mediterranean center of diversity, seductive for its friendliness, its birds, olives and wine.
Here, the nature changes with every new step. Located under the Rumija Mountain, between the Adriatic Sea and Lake Scutari, Bar will surprise you with its variety of cultures, religions, nations, customs, and the quiet villages surrounding it.
International cruisers dock at the 46 kilometre long coast, but don’t worry if you’d prefer to bathe: there is enough space for you on some nine kilometres of beach, during the season lasting from the middle of May till mid-October.
Check the truth of the stories about a monster supposed to live in the 65 kilometre long Lake Scutari, close to the Bar municipality. Beware! Don’t risk going into the water if you have just tasted the Crmnica wine. It beguiles your senses, and it can even attract the lake mermaids. Enjoy the view of the bird colonies which arrive here from other parts of the world every year. Discover the lake islands with their monasteries, historical buildings, and ancient stories about the lives of the people. Don’t miss the small town of Virpazar and its inns.
Visit the Old City on an elevated ground some four kilometers from the coast. In this open air museum of architecture, one civilization after another has left its traces since the 7th century. Listen closely to the sound of life of many peoples under the shadow of a 2000 year old olive tree. It will be difficult to find so many different national costumes in one place anywhere else.
In the town itself, you will face a rich cultural life: theatre performances, concerts, and art exhibitions throughout the year.