Risan

Risan

Risan is the oldest settlement in Boka Kotorska. It is located at the northern point of the bay. Risan is an ideal place for holidays for young people, but also for families with children, because this village is never crowded even during the summer season. The most important tourist attractions in Risan are Roman mosaics from the third century BC, Monastery Banja, the church of St. George and the church of St. Peter and Paul. On the hill Gradina above Risan, there are the remains of the old Illyrian castle.

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Map of Risan

Discover what is nearby, all attractions, sights, museums and festivals organized in Risan.

Tourist map of Risan

History

History of Risan
Ancient Risan dates back to the 2nd century BC. The city was founded by the Illyrians, more precisely by the Illyrian tribe Rizoniti, after which the present-day Risan is name (Risinium). Risan was the center of Illyria's maritime trade, the city also had its own money forge, which testifies to the great wealth of this city.

History of Risan

Sights

Sights in Risan

Risan is the oldest city in Boka Kotorska. It is located at the northern point of the bay. The most important tourist attraction in Risan are: Roman mosaics from the third century BC, magnificent monastery Banja, church of St. George and church of St. Peter and Paul where incredible frescoes are exhibited. On the hill Gradina, above Risan, visitors may find remains of the old Illyrian castle. It is known that the Illyrian Queen Teuta ruled from Risan. Many legends and mysteries are related to this fearless queen.

Sights in Risan

Events

Events in Risan

Risan is famous for its summer events. The most famous events organized in the city of Risan are: Risan's night festival, Risan's Makaruli festival and Lazar's Saturday.

Events in Risan

Information

Information in Risan

On this page visitors will find the general information about Risan. We included the general information page for this destination so that our visitors can inform themselves about supermarkets, souvenir shops, public transport, parking, boat tours etc.

Information in Risan

History of Risan

Ancient Risan dates back to the 2nd century BC. The city was founded by the Illyrians, more precisely by the Illyrian tribe Rizoniti, after which the present-day Risan is name (Risinium). Risan was the center of Illyria's maritime trade, the city also had its own money forge, which testifies to the great wealth of this city. By 229 B.C. Risan was the capital of Illyrian Queen Teuta. Teuta was a beautiful but dangerous pirate queen. The most famous saying about Teuta was: “Teuta had divine beauty, she was wiser than a serpent and braver than a lion. She had a man's heart in her woman's chest. "

History of Risan

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Risan

Risan is the oldest settlement in Boka Kotorska. It is located at the northern point of the bay. Risan is an ideal place for holidays for young people, but also for families with children, because this village is never crowded even during the summer season. The most important tourist attractions in Risan are Roman mosaics from the third century BC, Monastery Banja, the church of St. George and the church of St. Peter and Paul. On the hill Gradina above Risan, there are the remains of the old Illyrian castle.

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