Herceg-Novi Travel Guide

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Herceg-Novi Things to Do

  • A seaside stroll along Setaliste Pet...

    Setaliste Pet Danica is the pedestrianised seafront promenade that runs between the towns of Herceg Novi and Igalo.According to the guidebooks it is about 6km in length. However, the central part of the promenade, between the harbour at Herceg Novi and the beach at Igalo, is perhaps 3 to 4km in length. We were able to walk this part of the...

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  • Fortress Spanjola

    Fortress Spanjola dates back to the 16th Century and is perhaps the best preserved (although certainly not the best kept!) of Herceg Novi's fortresses. As the name suggests, it was the Spaniards who began to build this fortress (in 1538), although it was the Turks who eventually completed itIt is quite a walk from the town to the fortress...and an...

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  • Kanli Kula

    Kanli Kula (which apparently translates as "Bloody Tower") is a ruined fortress and former prison built by the Turks in the 16th Century.We visited Kanli Kula on our first morning in Herceg Novi in May 2012. It is a fairly steep climb to the fortress from Stari Grad. From the central square of Trg Nikole Durkovica, there is a steep flight of steps...

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  • Stari Grad (Old Town)

    The old town seemed quite attractive, but I was so busy trying to dodge the weather (and gave up eventually) that it was hard to be sure!

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  • Kanli kula

    The name itself Kanli kula is of Turkish origin and it means a bloody tower. It is situated in the north part of the old town in Herceg Novi. With its size and position the tower dominates over the town (the height is 85 meters above the sea level). Kanli kula in fact used to be a complex fortification system. In the written documents Kanli kula is...

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  • Get out!

    Take a boat that takes you to Zanjice beach. There's plenty of boats going there, price is around 5-6 eur for the return trip. You won't regret it.If you're of adventurous kind, once at Zanjice, take a road to Miriste. There is a fine restaurant there with fresh fish and you can walk all the way to the Arza fortress. You can climb on top of it and...

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Herceg-Novi Restaurants

  • Hot chocolate overlooking the beach

    We visited Galija for hot drinks while sheltering from a rain storm on our final day in Herceg Novi in May 2012.Galija is located on the seafront promenade of Setaliste Pet Danica and is attached to the Palma Apartments.One thing that sets Galija apart from the various seafront cafes and restaurants in Herceg Novi is that its outdoor dining area is...

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  • Good value set menu meals by the...

    We ate lunch at Restoran Copas on the final day of our visit to Herceg Novi in May 2012.Copas is located on the seafront promenade of Setaliste Pet Danica, a short walk to the east of Fortemare and the town's harbour.As with most of the seafront restaurants and cafes in Herceg Novi, Copas offers an outdoor terrace with plenty of tables and chairs...

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  • Seaside drinks at Topla

    Restaurant Mimoza is one of dozens of cafes and restaurants that line the seafront promenade of Setaliste Pet Danica between Herceg Novi and Igalo.Mimoza is located part way between the two towns, in the area of Topla, and is close to Plaza Rafaelo beach. It is a short walk (around 20 minutes along the seafront) from either town.It features an...

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Herceg-Novi Nightlife

  • main square in Herceg Novi

    this is main square in Herceg Novi. It is full of diferent coffee bars and clubs. It's the center of Herceg Novi, and from this spot you can choose will you enjoy some discotheque, drinking a coffee, eating ice cream, tasting some local food or just walking

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  • great coffee

    since I was a kid, every summer my family had a tradition that when we go to Herceg Novi, we must sit and drink a coffee or eat ice cream in caffe "5" on main pedestrian zone in center of town

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  • my favorite spot in Herceg Novi

    my favorite spot on Herceg Novi riviera. Great music, cheap beer, casual dressing. The owner has a female dog, so, one summer we enjoyed playing with small baby dogs

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Herceg-Novi Transportation

  • Port Herceg Novi

    Port Herceg Novi is located on Skver. The city port is attractive place for many tourists, especially in the evening. It was built in the period between 1865 and 1877, and finishing work on the construction of the pier with lighthouse were published in the period from 1950 to 1960.I was travel by ferry from Kamenari to Lepetane. Interesting is that...

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  • Bus to Dubrovnik

    Every day at 9.30 am is a Bus to Dubrovnik arriving at 11 am, € 15. From Dubrovnik at 3.30 pm.http://www.autobusni-kolodvor.com/en/terminal.aspx?k=79&d=499

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  • Day trips to Trebinje,...

    During our 5 day stay in Herceg Novi in May 2012, we undertook a day trip to the town of Trebinje in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina.Having ascertained that there were no buses between Herceg Novi and Trebinje, we popped into the "Trend Travel" tourist office at Herceg Novi bus station and enquired about visiting Trebinje on a day trip.The...

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Herceg-Novi Shopping

  • For internet additcts

    Well it is not some big or fancy store, but it is a place where you can use the internet for a small charge. I am not sure, but I supose that there are some internet caffes too. But if you don't find any you still can go here.

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  • Fresh fruits, dried fruits and much more

    This is the tipical place where every houshold is supplyed with fresh food. Besides some fresh fruits It may be nice to buy dried figs, or apricots, pruns, nuts etc. The homemade oliv oil is something you shouldn't miss. You can use it as a sun cream. The receipt is take a half amount of oliv oil add the same amount of the sea water, shake well and...

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  • Sea shells on the seashore

    Shells, and different things made from shells. Big, small, white, colored, you name it . It can be a nice reminder about your trip or a nice present to some shell lover. It is easy to find, in fact it is hard to be missed unles you don't go out at all :) from less than euro to , I am not realy sure ...

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Herceg-Novi Local Customs

  • I confess

    Yes, we indulged in this Montenegrin tradition of eating tons of carbs in the morning. After pigging out at the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at Perla Hotel on our last morning in Herceg-Novi, we waddled on down the promenade and bought all of these high carb, high calorie treats.My very talented chef-husband and I love to cook and we like to...

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  • Load up on the carbs in the morning

    In the morning, along the promenade, vendors wheel out their kolaci display carts loaded with all kinds of high sugar cakes, pies and tarts. While I am used to eating something like this at night occasionally, the kolaci in Montenegro is eaten in the morning. A typical kolaci is a walnut torte of several layers with a chocolate or mocha filling in...

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  • Herceg Novi looks like one big...

    Herceg Novi looks like one big botanical garden. It has long history and many were fighting for this town. One of the most beautiful sacral monuments is the 'Savina' Monastery (photo). They say it was build 1000 years ago.

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Herceg-Novi Warnings and Dangers

  • by dodgyboy Updated Sep 1, 2006

    Hotel Plaža in Herceg Novi is the perfect example of the old-Communist-Titist style hotel-resorts built in the 60/70s, boasting 3 or 4 stars but which haven't been refurbished since. The overall conditions of the resort are appalling but they still ask for the price of a luxury hotel. In addition to this, the manager is a natural robber! When we asked for the price of a room he said 33 euros per person in the so-called "renovated" part of the hotel and 20 euros in the "older" part. After having cheked both rooms we opted for the "old" one thinking that we could live without the new furniture and save a few bucks. The room was indeed really ***ty, with real mushrooms growing on the dirty oozing walls!!! But nevermind we thought, it's cheap! Well, it wasn't so cheap in the end: The next morning when we went to pay, the manager said with a smile on his face: It's 80 euros all together. WHAT !!!! But that's not what you said yesterday! He replied that our English was really bad because that's exactly what he said. He used the fact that we had to give him our passports to get the keys to bully us. So we had no choice but to pay! This left such a bitter taste in the mouth that the whole stay in Montenegro was spoiled and we went straight back to Croatia. At least there you pay for what you get.

    The location is great, I cannot argue otherwise: right next to the beach. But the overall state of the hotel is not worth 3 stars in Europe. The food is very average and very greasy. If anyway you want to go to the Hotel Plaža in Herceg Novi, then: 1) Pay in advance so you don't get ripped off the next morning 2) DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PASSPORT TO THE RECEPTION!

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Herceg-Novi Tourist Traps

  • Herceg Novi

    Csodálatosan felújított óvárosi rész Herceg Noviban, mindenképpen érdemes felkeresni. Gyönyörű kilátás a Kanli Kula-ból a tenger felé, ahol jelenleg szabadtéri színház is működik. A belépő fejenként 1 Euró volt, szerintem ennyit bőven megér! A főtéren találtunk egy fagylaltozós kávézót. 4 Euróért kaptunk hatalmas...

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  • Herceg Novi biggest rip-off!

    Hotel Plaža in Herceg Novi is the perfect example of the old-Communist-Titist style hotel-resorts built in the 60/70s, boasting 3 or 4 stars but which haven't been refurbished since. The overall conditions of the resort are appalling but they still ask for the price of a luxury hotel. In addition to this, the manager is a natural robber! When we...

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  • Herceg-Novi Hotels

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Herceg-Novi Off The Beaten Path

  • Monastery Savina

    Monastery Savina it could be easy main reason for visit Adriatic coast (like it was for me on spring 2009). Monastery Savina is beautiful architectonic complex situated about 2 km from Herzeg Novi on Adriatic coast. It belonging to Serbian Orthodox Church. Monastery consists of three churches: Little Temple of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Great...

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  • Savina Monastery

    The Monastery complex has 3 Churches and a monk's residential building. The oldest part is small Church of St. Sava (13th century). The small Church of the Assumption was built in 15th c. and possesses rich treasures from the Nemanjic period. Worth to mention is the painting from 1455 done by the famous Kotor painter Lovro Marinov Dobricevic.The...

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  • Savina Monastery

    Savina Monastery reflects the harmony of arhitectual and natural beauty. It is situated about 2 km from Herceg Novi towords Meljine. On the way up the hill you will pass trough the mediteranian woods of pine, palm, oak and cypress trees. When you get there you will be rewarded with the stuning views. The blue clor of te sea in the contrast to the...

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Herceg-Novi Sports & Outdoors

  • Blue Cave!

    You just have to swim in the Blue Cave!It is amazing...That's why I don't have many photos of the Cave!I had so much fun and didn't think about the camera!;o)))

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  • Diving Camp on Zanjic beach

    Speaking of diving, there's one of the best diving camps in Balkans.Feel free to join in. Behind the beach there is a big Oliv tree field that is used by diving clubs (mostly from Belgrade) to organise diving meetings.There, you can make your first steps with SCUBA gear and even get your International Diploma (Licence) as a qualified diver.

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  • Zanjic beach...

    Zanjic Beach is one of the cleanest beaches around. The watter is beautiful and feel free to dive.As in most of the beaches in Montenegro there are Sun Umbrellos and beach chairs that will wait for you on the beach. The thing is that you'll have to pay for them IF you want to use them (4 euros for 2 chairs and an umbrella for the whole day.

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Herceg-Novi Favorites

  • Monastery pet

    I like cats. I notice them in every Monastery I visited. Some of them are very "brave" and follow the visitors. Usually there is at least one cat. I notice that most of them are female cats and type we call "tricolor". There are very nice with all that different colors on fur.Monastery are usually located in isolated places and well incorporate in...

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  • ATM mashines

    I was asked several times by VT fellows about ATM mashines in Montenegro. They can be found in the majority of the towns. I saw one in H.Novi that accepts VISA cards, I think that more of them exist, but i am not certain. This one I saw in Njegoseva street.

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  • Tourist informations

    I would warmly advise everybody that coms to H. Novi to get familiar with a place before coming. The broshures and prospects of the town can not always be found. However, the things seem to change for the better. This year the broshures were printed in several languages in 20.000 copies, but I am not sure if it is going to be the practice.

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Good value, filling breakfasts
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Cafe, bar and restaurant by the marina
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Pizza between the seafront and Stari Grad
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Excellent value set menus on the seafront
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Seafood on the promenade
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Seafood and Italian dishes in a Stari Grad square
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Buses between Herceg Novi and Kamenari
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Bus to Budva (via Kotor and Tivat)
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Seafood by the beach in Topla
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Cafe opposite the bus station
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Outdoor cafe in Trg Nikole Durkovica
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Breakfast in Stari Grad
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Tasty seafood in a shaded courtyard!
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Dubrovnik Airport to Herceg Novi
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Your fortress of luxury
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Great place for People Watching
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transfer from dubrovnik and tivat airport to HN
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transfers from airports Dubrovnik and Tivat
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Getting to Dubrovnik (Cilipi) Airport from H Novi
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The clock tower
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Church of the Archangel Michael
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Fresh seafood and more
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Use your legs
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The Ferry
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Coming by car
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Coming by plane
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Beach Miriste
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Beach Zanjice
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Sandy beaches
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Rocky beaches
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Concrete beaches
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Herceg Novi Beaches
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One day excursions
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The stuning flora
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Staircases of the old town
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The Streets of the Old Town
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The Old Town Gates
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Yumy Cakes
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The best Ice Cream in town
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Former Train Station
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Map of Herceg-Novi

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