Located on the Prevlaka Island, the Monastery of the Saint Archangel Michael is an Orthodox monastery. The island is also called “the Flowers island” by the locals and it is only 1.5.km away from Tivat. This monastery was built on the remains of a Benedictine temple. From the ninth to the fourteenth century, it significantly marked the epoch of development of the city of Tivat. In the twelfth century, the Serbian Archbishop, Saint Sava, established Zeta Diocese at this very place. In 1452, when the Venetians arrived in Boka, they demolished the monastery, but its remains are still visible today and open for visits. Mosaics from the ancient period were found in the same place. In the nineteenth century, the countess Ekatarina Vlastelinovic erected the Church of the Holy Trinity at the place where the monastery used to be.
There is a magnificent beach on the Prevlaka Island, about 1,200 m long and it extends around the whole island. The beach is made of sand and gravel and surrounded by lush vegetation. This is truly a must-see place.
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Marijana Niković licensed tourist guide for Montenegro.
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