Sveti Stefan Travel Guide

  • Overlooking Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
    Overlooking Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
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    On the beach at Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
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    Kraljeva Plaza, Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
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Sveti Stefan Things to Do

  • Public Beach at Sveti Stefan

    Many of the better beaches in the Sveti Stefan area are reserved for the private use of various luxury hotels' guests.However, there is a long stretch of public beach close to the famous islet. The beach immediately next to the causeway that leads out to the islet is private (and is guarded by security staff!), but where the markers end it becomes...

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  • Avoid the staff on the beach

    There are two beaches at Sveti Stefan separated by the causeway entrance to the island. There is a sign that says beach furniture use is mandatory and it is rather expensive. A €20 minimum charge with other parts of the beach insisting on more cash. However, there was no insistence on using the furniture when we were there. We did and avoided...

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  • Gaze at what you cannot get onto

    The buildings of the island of Sveti Stefan have long been a hotel. From 2011, with the recent upgrade, there is no entry onto the island unless you are a resident. Vigilant staff guard the causeway entrance.

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  • An unbeliavable postcard village Sveti...

    Sveti Stefan used to be a small town/village, but has later on been built as a holiday resort. I heard that one can reserve a whole small old town for him/herself as the hotel room if s/he has enough money. I have the feeling that the apartments and villas are expensive, but you'd better check it from themselves directly if you are...

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  • The churches of Sveti Stefan

    On the island of Sveti Stefan there are three small churches (the churches of St. Stephen, Alexander Nevski, and the Transfiguration). When we were there only one was open for visitors. Sveti Stefan is the Serbian language name for St. Stephen, the saint after whom the town was named.

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  • Walk around the island

    Sveti Stefan is open to the public for an entrance fee of about 5 Euros. It is interesting to stroll around, with winding streets, a couple of churches, lots of old houses, and beautiful gardens. We especially liked the landscaping. It seemed like there were flowers everywhere.

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  • Tiny streets

    Explore the inside of Sveti Stefan! Go through narrow streets and peek into the lonely corners. There are a lot of beautiful and interesting places! Very lovely!

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  • Villas/rooms

    In Sveti Stefan, each room is actually one of the small village houses. Some are better, some worse, and thus the price is different. Outside they all look like fairy tale houses, but inside... God forbid! :-)

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  • The Pool

    This is the only pool at Sveti Stefan, quite small but with a beautiful view and a very intimate, relaxing atmosphere. Go there just to see, it's worth it. But nothing can replace swimming in the sea if you ask me.

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  • Church Aleksandar Nevski

    The church of Alexander Nevsky is build right beside the church of Sveti Stefan, and they form a sort of a complex together... It dates back from 19th century and it has a portal painted in profiles, rozetta and lovely bell tower.

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  • Sveti Stefan church

    The church of Sveti Stefan is one of the three saved churches on the island and it is quite well preserved. The island got the name after this church! It was built in the 15th century. Inside you can find souvenirs and a lady keeper/seller is usually dozing off at the bench in front of the church... :)

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  • Small chapel

    Go in island, see the pretty small chapeland alley. but don't know history.near the hotel reservation desk.

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  • Church of St. Stephen

    The Church of St. Stephen, after which the Island was named.Located on the highest point on the island.

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  • ViIla 118

    Prepare for a shock - this villa costs 1500 euros PER NIGHT!!! It's a lace where all those VIP and super celebs are staying. Maybe this picture is going to explain why, maybe not. Depends on the tastes...

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  • The most expensive residence

    This is the most expensive residence that is located at the top of the island. Among the others, Jeremy Irons stayed in this "house" couple of years ago. I don't know how much per night this residence costs.

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  • Inside of Sveti Stefan

    Inside of Sveti Stefan is fantastic!!! Old style etc. This island used to be fishermans town.Note: Take your own food and drink. Prices are extreme at the island.

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  • Theatre

    In this region in Montenegro, expecially in Summer, there are alot of shows at thetre.The Summer Theatre in Sveti Stefan is very nice, and with a lot of actvity during the season.

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  • The public beach

    To be honest also some parts of the public beach are fully equipped, but you can go there also with your personal towel, so it look a bit more chaotic than the private one.

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Sveti Stefan Hotels

Sveti Stefan Restaurants

  • Drago Restaurant

    The Drago Restaurant provided us with generous and tasty meals with friendly and helpful service on a couple of occasions. Their sheltered verandah makes it a good place to go if the sun is getting a bit hot!

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  • dont miss the real enjoy in food

    probably the best(like they say in world guide travelers book).paradise view,nice stuff with knowledge of english and russian,normal prices,fresh sea food....just excellent i choose between beefsteak in gorgonzola sauce,chicken with parmigiano and tagliatelle,fish plate for 2 for 35 euro,the breakfast is miracle....piza....ah..just fantastic

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  • Caffe Pizzeria

    Caffe Pizzeria is situated close to the Drago Restaurant, and enjoys a good view out to sea and to Sveti Stefan Island. We enjoyed one evening meal here.

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Sveti Stefan Transportation

  • Taxis between Sveti Stefan and Budva

    We caught a taxi from Sveti Stefan to Budva during a day trip to the region in May 2012.Earlier in the day, we had caught a bus from Budva to Sveti Stefan at a cost of 2 Euros per person (journey time 20 minutes).Ordinarily, we'd have caught the bus back to Budva as well, but on this occasion we decided to take a taxi in order to maximise our free...

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  • Bus from Budva to Sveti Stefan

    We caught a bus from Budva to Sveti Stefan during a daytrip to the Budva Riviera in May 2012.We had arrived at Budva bus station at 10am on a Saturday morning after a 1 hour and 50 minute bus ride from Herceg Novi. We immediately set about finding a connecting bus to Sveti Stefan.A quick enquiry at the ticket office told us that the next bus to...

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  • transfer from dubrovnik airport to sveti...

    It is about 2 h from dubrovnik airport to sveti stefan, travel agency In Travel organized the transfers from dubrovnik airport to sveti stefan, just make reservation on the www.intravelmontenegro.net, the vehicles are really good and the prices are good

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Sveti Stefan Warnings and Dangers

  • Private beaches around Sveti Stefan

    There is a long pebbly public beach at Sveti Stefan, but it is worth noting that many of the beaches in the area are for the private use of hotel guests.For example, the beaches either side of the causeway that leads to Sveti Stefan's famous islet are reserved for use of guests at the Aman Resort that occupies the islet. The beach is clearly marked...

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  • Be careful!

    The cliffs might not be so tame, the island is on very high cliffs, quite steep, going directly to the sea, and it can be dangerous to seek fun climbing down, unless you're a professional alpinist :) and a rock climbing practicer. :)

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  • Sveti Stefan Hotels

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    by Aurorae Written Jan 15, 2005

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    When you hear that Sveti Stefan is a highly luxurious 5* hotel, don't fall for a trap. It is NOT. They claim it is, but it is far from truth. The facilities are old, ruined and not well kept, it's a state owned hotel, thus NOT cared for, in the old commie style, and you will find worn off table cloths, furniture and such! Service is pathetic, grumpy faces and oldfasined maids over 50 with bored faces and not speaking English. The place itself is VERY beautiful, extremely beautiful!!! But the inner quality is not what they represent it to be. So if you are really looking for 5*, do not go there. Especially not if you are not willing to pay A LOT of money for something that is not what you expect it to be... I'm speaking of the HOTEL service and acommodation. But it is worth every peny: the location, peace you have, surrounding beauty... PRICELESS!

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Sveti Stefan Favorites

  • Where nature was born

    Sveti Stefan is maybe the best , fancy place in Montenegro. All of you who like fkk beaches, visit beach crvena glavica. It is near the main beach, you can reach this place through the sea, if you swimm to the south, or from the main road via camping centre crvena glavica!The best place to fell adriatic, to drink spring water, to take your cloth...

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  • Hideouts

    If you're not hapy with the big, pebbled public beach, maybe you can seek satisfaction in some hudden cove, there are many around the island, but difficult to reach (climbing back up is a tough part! :))

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  • Mediterranean green

    The island is filled with luch Mediterranean vegetation - palms, pines, olives, all kinds of cacti, beautiful flowers (especially the violet ones that I never remember their name!) and much more! With the sea behind, it's a real paradise!

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