About HOP ON HOP OFF tour

Places to Hop-on Hop-Off

Open top buses constantly circulate between the designated stops Kotor-Risan-Perast-Bajova Kula-Kotor.
You can get off at any stop, and later continue Your tour by boarding one of the following buses.

KOTOR

KOTOR, a city of tradesmen and famous seamen. The Old Town of Kotor represents one of the best preserved medieval urban settlements built between the 12th and the 14th century. Its medieval architecture and numerous monuments ensured Kotor a place in the list of UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites. Among the numerous narrow streets and town squares, Kotor is home to medieval palaces, churches, and the cathedral of St. Tryphon (Tripun), a monument of Roman culture and one of the most prominent symbols of the town.

RISAN

RISAN is the oldest town of Boka Bay, populated sometime in the 3rd century BC. It was once the centre for craftsmen, seamen and tradesmen in the old Illyrian state. With the arrival of Romans to the area, palaces with stunning marble details and sculptures, as well as famous mosaics were built in Risan, most preserved up to date, representing an immense cultural wealth. Among the mosaic pieces, the one dedicated to Roman god Hypnos stands out, being the only mosaic representation of Roman god of sleep in the world.

PERAST

PERAST is a marvellous little coastal town, whose architecture will swiftly take you to medieval times. Perast is one of the most peculiar and loveliest places of Boka Bay. Its narrow streets and numerous Renaissance and Baroque palaces testify of Boka and its inhabitants’ wealth and luxurious lifestyle from a time long gone. Also famous for its seamen- known captains and admirals, whose stone residences and palaces can be seen today.

BAJOVA KULA

In the centre of the Drazin Vrt village, there is a tower called Bajova Kula (The Tower of Bajo), named after the legendary local hero named Bajo Pivljanin, who erected the tower as a place where he would rest between numerous battles he took part in. It was built in 1670, and it represents a great cultural and historical asset. The location is still popular up to date, as a picnic and relaxation area for the local populous. Under the tower, there is a 60 meters long pebble beach with crystal-clear sea water, surrounded by laurel trees, whose pleasant scent completes the sunbathing and swimming experience. There is a restaurant and a cocktail bar at the beach.

At the stop of Perast, you can change to a boat (fee not included) that sails to the OUR LADY OF THE ROCK ISLAND and ISLAND OF ST.GEORGE

 

OUR LADY OF THE ROCKS ISLAND is an artificial island, according to local folklore created on the place where local fishermen found an icon of Holy Mother holding the baby Jesus. The story tells that two brothers from Perast found the icon on the rocks after a shipwreck, and vowed to build a church dedicated to it. More rocks were freighted and dropped on this location, and a small church was built on the artificial island in 1630. Although vow fulfilled, local fishermen never stopped bringing rocks and dropping them around the island, caring for a tradition that survived up to date.

 

ISLAND OF ST.GEORGE or as it is also called- the island of dead captains, home to the church of St. George and numerous graves of members of prominent local families of old. A peculiar folklore tale is tied to this island- a story of an occupying French soldier, despite being in love with a local girl, still fired his cannon towards the city, killing the woman he loved. The island is also known as an inspiration for the masterpiece “Isle of the Dead” by Swiss painter Böcklin.