Perast is a city in Montenegro.

Sveti Đorđe (St. George) Island, as seen from Gospa od Škrpjela

This is a small quiet town with a population of less than 400 where you can escape Montenegro's the busier seaside resorts such as Kotor and Budva and enjoy a couple of leisurely hours strolling through the streets, and visiting a few museums and churches. It has a beautiful view towards the peaks around Kotor and from here you can go to the small island in the bay situating a small monastery.

Get in

Reachable by bus and car from Kotor (15 min drive).

Public minibuses will drop you off at the main road between Kotor to the south and Risan, later Herceg Novi to the north. Just look for the Blue Line buses, which cost only €1 per ride. As of September 2014, the Blue Line buses picked up passengers in Perast,heading towards Kotor, every hour on the half-hour (09:30; 10:30; 11:30 etc.) until 22:30. There is a small bus stop located directly across from the city square. To ensure the bus stops, it is advised to wave it down. Otherwise, the bus will not always stop.

There are also several open tourist buses driving along the coast after the hop-on hop-off principle. It stops here as well.

Several boat trips from Kotor and Budva takes you through the bay and sets you off at the small island church of Our Lady of the Rock. Here you have a view towards Perast town itself and the surrounding bay area. These boat trips are found many places along the beaches of Kotor and Budva.

Get around

Walking from one end to another is a mere 15-20 min stroll, so no other options than that are really necessary.


Belfry of Church of St. Nicholas


Perast doesn't have sandy beaches, however does have stone beaches at both north and south end of the Place, close to its public parkings. You can sunbathe there on the numerous small stone and concrete docks jutting out into the sea.

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