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Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi Holidays 2019/2020

Herceg Novi is a little slice of heaven for any avid holidaymaker.

Over the past few years, we've seen Montenegro holidays become increasingly popular, and this beautiful resort is a main part of the reason why. With swaying palm trees, turquoise waters and a culturally rich Old Town, the Herceg Novi resort really is a dream for sightseers.

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Explore History in the Old Town

The resort's historic charm is one of its main attractions. In the Old Town, which is rich with impressive squares, formidable fortresses and elegant churches, you'll find plenty of iconic landmarks.

The Old Town is reached via a labyrinth of alleyways, stairs and flower-lined paths. On each walkway, a sea of colour will light the way, guiding you towards the many tourist attractions, such as the 17th-century clock tower and Belavista Square.

Before you head back down the stairs, be sure to check out the cafes and restaurants on every street. They're the ideal places to sit back and enjoy the outstanding architecture that surrounds you.

Stroll Along the Promenade

Down by the front you'll find six kilometres of pedestrianised promenade that's perfect for a relaxing stroll. Along the promenade, you'll encounter some of the very best swimming spots in all of Montenegro, with the calm waters providing the ideal place to cool down from the hot sun.

The promenade is officially named Setalište Pet Danica after five young women who died during World War Two, and it follows the route of a former train line that once linked the coast to Sarajevo. In certain places, it even passes through tunnels that have been carved through the headland.

Should you find yourself getting a little warm in the summer months, you'll find plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants lining the promenade that allow you to stop and take in the stunning scenery.

Enjoy Mud Therapy in Igalo

Should you stroll down to the very end of the promenade, you'll reach Igalo, which is famed for its abundance of healing sea mud and sand, as well as its mineral-water springs.

A number of local health centres offer treatments if you'd like to be pampered by professionals. However, if you sit by and watch closely, many of the locals will show you exactly how they wade through the sand and mud to get the full experience. They also say that you should combine the sand and mud with sunbathing for the best effects, so all you have to do is relax while your body heals itself.

Visit the Savina Monastery

Named after the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Savina Monastery is a relaxing retreat away from the Old Town. Located towards the east of the town, its hilltop location also provides perfect panoramas of the beautiful bay below.

The monastery itself contains three churches that were built gradually over several hundred years and holds relics originating from the time of the Nemanjic dynasty. As well as this, the monastery also holds several parchments and gospels.

Take a Trip to Kanli Kula Fortress

For the most impressive views of the town, head to Kanli Kula fortress, which also doubles as an open-air theatre in the summer months, when musical and theatrical performances are held. There's a small entrance fee to get inside the fortress, but the views from up there are priceless.

The fortress itself has a bloody past, and once served as a prison during Turkish rule. The name Kanli Kula itself translates as 'bloody tower'. As testament to this, you can see the dungeons where the inmates were held while you visit.

Hike Around Mount Orjen and its Surroundings

Standing at 1,894 metres, Mount Orjen overshadows the town and all of the surrounding areas. If you head to the town bus station, you'll soon discover red and white markings that form hiking trails.

This area marks the start of a hiking path that stretches as far as Lovcen, Lake Skadar, Mount Rumija and Bar. On Mount Orjen itself, you'll find over 60km of marked trails, with options to suit all levels of experience and skill. If you're in doubt, a local mountaineering group are on hand to help, and guided tours also operate during the summer months.

If you're looking for wonderment and exploration, then look no further than one of our All Inclusive Montenegro holidays to Herceg Novi.

With a storied history, a beautiful coastline and a treasure trove of places to explore, this gorgeous resort is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations available. Located at the foot of Mount Orjen, and with the Bay of Kotor at its front, there's something for everyone here, regardless of whether you'd rather explore the sights or relax and unwind.