Boka Kotorska is the largest bay on the Adriatic Sea. It consists of four bays: Herceg Novi bay Tivat bay, Risan bay and Kotor bay. The attractions of Boka Kotorska are numerous and the captain's and fisherman settlements are especially interesting for all travellers. It is almost impossible to visit Boka without seeing Ljuta, Dobrota, Orahovac or Stoliv.
LJUTA is a very small fishermen village in Boka Kotorska. It is located between Kotor and Perast and lies on the river Ljuta, which springs from the mountain above the bay. Ljuta is known for its beautiful stone houses and palaces, as well as small sandy beaches. Each stone palace in Ljuta is made of white stone, which has not been destroyed or damaged over time, and in its appearance this small town resembles Perast. Houses and palaces date back to the 17th and 18th century, when the Bay of Kotor was ruled by the Venetian Republic.
ORAHOVAC is a village located 5 kilometers from Perast. It is named after numerous walnut trees that grow exactly on this very spot. The village consists of two parts, upper Orahovac and lower Orahovac. Upper Orahovac is located on the right side of the Adriatic highway, where the majority of the population lives. In the upper Orahovac, the most interesting tourist attraction is the St. George Orthodox Church, which was built on a cliff. This settlement once had their own fleet which consisted of 28 ships.
DOBROTA is a village in the municipality of Kotor, located in the immediate vicinity to the old town of Kotor. Dobrota is a captain's and fishermen’s village, with wonderful beaches and a long promenade along the coast. It extends from the old town of Kotor to the village of Ljuta. This settlement was first mentioned in the 13th century. In the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Dobrota had the largest number of ships in Boka and gained the status of “captain’s city” in the eighteenth century.
STOLIV is another fishermen village. It is located at the end of Vrmac peninsula. If visitors take a look at the map, they will find Stoliv on the opposite side of Perast. Stoliv is the least sunny spot in Bokokotorska bay, which is why Camellia, a flower that poorly tolerates strong and direct sun, blooms there. The "Camellia Days" festival is held in Stoliv every year in April. According to legend, in 1870, for the love of his wife, a seaman brought from faraway Japan seedlings of this beautiful flower and so camellia remained to bloom only in Stoliv even today.
MUO is a fishermen village. It is located just 1.5 kilometers from the old town of Kotor. The three-kilometer-long village extends between Kotor and Dobrota. Old stone houses, oleanders and cypress trees describe this settlement in the most beautiful way. About 500 people live here today. Previously, the inhabitants lived exclusively from the sale of fish from the Adriatic Sea, and the best-selling fish at that time was anchovy, which can still be found at the Kotor’s market and the taste is delicious.