Petrovac na Moru Travel Guide

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    Entrance to Beach Club Ponta
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    Sun set in Petrovac
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Petrovac na Moru Things to Do

  • Petrovac na Moru Beach (I&V)

    Beach in Petrovac na Moru is about 600 m long, with reddish sand. At the ends of the beach are cafe restaurant "Ponta" and the 16th century Castio fortress. There are a lot of bars, restaurants, pizzerias… along the street by the beach. In general – it is very nice beach although often overcrowded.

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  • Budva

    Budva old town is a great place to explore. This walled town is historic, while also having lots of little shops to wander in and out of. It has not been over exploited. If you want unspoiled go to Kotor. Budva old town is charming. You can walk the walls and visit the citidel, however you can also sit in a cafe or restaurant and enjoy the ambience...

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  • Explore the bay of Kotor

    Drive to Perast and enjoy the calm and serene village. It is quiet and peaceful with spectacular views of the bay and mountains around. The drive up is scenic. Enjoy a coffee like the locals and look at the view. Kotor is much more hectic, but well worth a visit to experience this historic old town. Wander the streets of this well preserved site....

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  • Visit Lucice beach

    The beach here is much quieter than the main beach in Petrovac. Ensure that you walk along the main path to see the bars and restaurants available. You can get some excellent snacks. Also walk up the hill a little on the far side of the bay to get a lovely view of the bay.

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  • How To Find Roman Mosaic (I&V)

    Roman mosaic in Miriste part of Petrovac na Moru is very hard to find. If you want to see it follow this step-by-step instructions to find it:Step 1: Find any sign showing the way to the mosaic (in Serbian it is "Kasnoanticki mozaik") – it is very easy (photo No. 1)Step 2: Follow the signs to the St Thomas Church (in Serbian it is "Crkva Sv. Tome")...

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  • Roman Mosaic (I&V)

    Roman mosaic, created in 4th century AD, was discovered in Miriste part of Petrovac na Moru in 1902. It is floral floor decoration made of six coloures of stone – white, gray, black, green, pink and red.Although this mosaic is must-see – it is artwork, very large and well preserved – it is very hard to find it. There is step-by-step explanation how...

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Petrovac na Moru Restaurants

  • Cosy Beach Bar (I&V)

    Levante is the beach bar at Lucice beach, very common, but very nice as well. It has a good choice of drinks and cocktails.

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  • Excellent Restaurant at Lucice Beach...

    Pinus Maritimum is the beach restaurant & pizzeria located by the entrance of Lucice beach. The restaurant has several terraces shadowed by pine trees and overlooking the beach. Although the food is very good, the prime quality of Pinus Maritimum is superb spot it occupies and the way it is incorporated in the natural rock structure. It is a great...

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  • Beach Club Ponta

    Beach Club Ponta is situated under the cliff right at the southern end of the beach, and is a good place to settle down to relax as it has mainly sun beds instead of seats, and there are steps leading down from the platform on which it is situated to swim from. It serves pizzas as well as drinks.When we revisited it in 2008, it had been smartened...

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  • Seafood Restaurant (I&V)

    Bonaca is seafood restaurant in the street by the coast in Petrovac na Moru. It looks pretty modest but it offers probably the best seafood in whole area. Grilled squids, black cuttle-fish risotto, mussels bouzzara, fried shrimps… are very good choices.

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  • King size Bugers

    Olive bar is a take away and an eat in restaurant / bar grill. It is excellent for a lunch time take away. The burgers are massive and excellent value at Euro 1.50. What made the experience memorable was the lady who served us. She could not speak English and our Serb-croat virtually non-existant, but with gestures and smiles she made herself...

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  • Superb food and location

    The restaurant is located by the sea front and the layout of the tables ensures a perfect ambience. Menus are also available in several languages and the waiter that served us spoke perfect English. He was very professional and attentive to us, even offering to take a photograph of us when we had finished the meal. The food was perfect and we could...

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Petrovac na Moru Nightlife

  • Sun set

    Although the service was slow and the Heineken was pricey, this was an enjoyable place to watch the sun set. Casual

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  • Sit and chill or promenade

    This restaurant is great for drinks. The food is a little bland, but is ok if you want a cheap meal. It is a great place to sit by the water's edge and watch the world go by. The coffees are excellent. The beer (Niksicko) is great value and refreshing (Euro 1.30) for half a litre and brandy (vinjac) good value. A great place to sit and admire the...

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Petrovac na Moru Transportation

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    by louisepepper Updated Sep 16, 2007

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    The drive from Dubrovnik to Petrovac was no problem. There was a small queue at the boarder crossing but the formalities were straight forward. The ferry between Kamenari and Lepetane was 4 euros each way. The queues were very short and the total journey took us about 2 and a half hours. There is really only one main road to follow, with no over taking in most places so you just follow the car in front of you.

    The local drivers are fine it tends to be the foreigners that drive the worst, overtaking 3 or 4 cars in one go!

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Petrovac na Moru Local Customs

  • Church Sveta Nedjelja and the Legend...

    Crkva Sveta Nedjelja is probably dedicated to Saint Kyriaki, Greek martyr who lived in late 3rd or early 4th century. Saint Kyriaki was named after Sunday, the day she had been born, and her name is known as Sveta Nedelya in Bulgarian and Sveta Nedelja or Sveta Nedjelja in the language used by Serbs, Croats, Bosnians and Montenegrins. The church...

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  • Don't assume people are unhelpful

    It appears that when you encounter people in the local supermarkets, and in some of the local bars and restaurants, that they seem unhelpful and do not smile. From what I have read and experienced, people do not smile as we do in Britain. They have a job to do and just get on with it efficiently and promptly. They don't seem to bother with the...

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Petrovac na Moru Tourist Traps

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    by louisepepper Updated Sep 16, 2007

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    Not really a tourist trap, but when your knowledge of the local language is limited you can end up buying more than you bargained for! This happened to us when we went to the local market and ended up buying 2 kilos of lettuce and could not tell the vendor that we only wanted two lettuces! It was not expensive so we went along with it as he did not understand.

    Unique Suggestions: Be prepared to learn some of the language to enable you to get by. I recommend that you have a phrase book as not many people speak English.

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Petrovac na Moru What to Pack

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    by louisepepper Written Sep 16, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It gets very hot in the summer. Ensure that you are able to cover up. The locals appear to be used to the sun here and lie in it all day - they are all very dark brown, but don't be foolish and try to compete. Most people tend to live in flip flops in the summer even when out for a meal. There is a very relaxed dress code.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can get most things in the main supermarket. It is well stocked.

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Petrovac na Moru Off The Beaten Path

  • Islands Mali Katic and Veliki Katic...

    From the Petrovac beaches view is captured by two small islands called Veliki Katic – Big Katic and Mali Katic – Small Katic. Mali Katic is also known as Sveta Nedjelja, as the Church of that name is located on it. Katic islands can not be reached by regular boat line, but only by rented boat. It is place perfect for those who like diving.

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  • Lucice Beach (I&V)

    Lucice is beach about 500 m southeast from Petrovac na Moru main beach (on the left side when looking at the sea). This is beautiful 220 m long beach surrounded by pine trees. It is more peaceful then the most of the beaches in area, with just a few cafes and restaurants. It is off the beaten path just once.

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  • Perazica Do Beach (I&V)

    Perazica Do is tourist village and small rocky beach. It could be easily reached from Petrovac na Moru by climbing the path near fortress Castio, walk about 10 minutes and then pass through the tunnel. Be sure to have some kind of light as the tunnel is absolutely dark in some parts. Visiting Perazica Do is more than worthy of that effort.

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