Herceg-Novi Travel Guide

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Herceg-Novi Highlights

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    karenincalifornia says…

     Seaside location, inexpensive, great deals on accommodations, not overcrowded 

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    AleksP says…

     could be Monaco on the Adriatic - should take trebinje as an example. 

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     Great relaxing place with cafe life style, coast, moutains, tropical landscape. 

Herceg-Novi Things to Do

  • Upper Town

    Bosnian king Tvrtko I Kotromanić founded a new city on a hill in 1378. The aim was to develop it as a major commercial, maritime and crafts center and he named it Saint Stephen. It was one of the youngest cities on Adriatic and therefor it got the name Castrum Novum, Kastel Nuovo. It got the current name during the reign of Herceg Stjepan...

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  • CITADELA

    It is a fortress which was located on the sea wall and was connected with the lower city. Tower with a wall was built by Venetians.The fortress was almost completely destroyed during the earthquake in 1979, and today, more at sea than on land, there are only ruins left.

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  • Signatured by the Ottomans

    FORTE MARE was built in the period between the 14-17th century, restored in 1833 and since 1952 was reconstructed in the summer cinema, and later disco. The fortress was built on solid rock, above the boardwalk with a passage from the sea to the top of the fortress. From the top of the tower is the "sea gate" (Porta di mare), the surviving elements...

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  • Bloody Tower

    KANLI KULA- in Turkish "bloody tower", from the Ottoman period (16th century) was reconstructed in 1966 and turned into one of the most beautiful summer stage on the Adriatic coast( Musical Festival in July).Entrance: 1 euro for a viewpointDon't forget to bring small coins, otherwise they won't let you in.

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  • 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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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

  • Ferry from HN to Tivat

    Relationship between Herceg Novi and Tivat maintains ferry traffic on the line Kamenari - Lepetane and Lepetane - Kamenari. During the summer of 01.06. to 01.09. ferry traffic 24 hours a day. In the period from 01.09. to 01.06. in time 06:00 h - 23:00 h ferry traffic non-stop, and in time 23:00 - 06:00 h ferry traffic for an hour.From Kamenara:...

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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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  • Buses between Herceg Novi and Kamenari

    There are frequent buses, operated by "Blueline", connecting the town of Herceg Novi with the ferry port at Kamenari.The ferry port at Kamenari is significant because the ferry that makes the short crossing from there to Lepetane cuts out the need to drive 30km+ around the Bay of Kotor, and so significantly reduces the travel time between Herceg...

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Herceg-Novi Shopping

  • for a memory

    Along the shore there are many souvenir shops where you can choose a magnet from 1 to 5 euros, hats, beachbags, towels. beachshells, snowballs, etc.

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  • 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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Herceg-Novi Local Customs

  • fabulous smell on the fresh cool air

    The Mimosa Festival in February celebrating the blooming of the first flowertree in a year. It's time of carnival, parade of majorettes and inevitable pan music, party in honor of crested and fragrant yellow flowers ,a lot of fun, fish and wine.This interesting flower carnival is followed by many cultural, tourism and sporting events.

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  • 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 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

  • Nothing, nothing and nothing

    The beaches are in worser condition than twenty years ago, hotels very oldfashioned, but prices are very high; you will think it is an extraordinary place before you get dissapointed after having seen it in real. Another bizzare thing is the use of euro as their own currency even they are a non EU country.

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  • 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 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

  • Park

    There is a beautiful park under Njegoševa Street , on the left from the Old Town. Palm's and other Mediterranian trees shadow is something very useful in long, hot summer days.

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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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