Private Tour 5 : Kotor – Risan –Perast
Your private guide will meet you at Kotor port holding a sign with your name on it at the pre-arranged time. After meeting with your professional guide, your journey will start with Risan where is the small city near Perast in which the queen Teuta had her residence till 167 B.C. (this was found by the archeologist Sir Artur Evans 1883-85). Archeologists from whole Europe are still finding the traces of Illyrian culture from that period. During the Roman period Risan was important city (opidum civium romanorum) with certain autonomy. From that period of time, most interesting are the villas with the floor mosaics such as the mosaic of the god Hypnos god of the dream, the only of a kind in the world. Near Risan there is a founding with the drawings from Neolith. Risan is known as the place with the biggest cubic rain capacity in Europe.
Our next stop will be Perast, a city built by wealthy sea faring families, later becoming a well known artist’s colony. View charming 17th and 18th century architecture and stop in a local museum to learn about the city’s rich history. From there, you will board a boat for a quick ride across the bay to Our Lady of the Rocks Church. This man-made Island was built by scuttling old ships and depositing stones around a small crag. According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by the seamen who kept an ancient oath. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the bay.
Our last stop will be Kotor where we were met in the morning at port. We will start our Kotr tour with the bustling market and gaze upon graceful baroque buildings. Step inside Cathedral Saint Tryphon to marvel at its vaulted roofs, and see one of Kotor’s most valuable treasures: the silver gilded bas relief altar icon. Constructed in 1166 A.D., then reconstructed following several earthquakes, this cathedral holds a wooden crucifix from 1288 A.D. and golden works spanning from the 14th to the 20th centuries.
Visit the three-story Maritime Museum with its unique collection of historical seafaring objects. On display are photos and models of ships, old instruments, uniforms, and exquisitely decorated weapons. Conclude your tour with a walk along the water or spend some time sightseeing on your own.
Then, you will be taken to the port. End of our services.