The Village of Perast

Perast is tranquil and picturesque and suits the more discerning traveller who is looking for something special and provides a great base to discover the countries’ beauty.
It is essentially an old stone nautical town with a strong Venetian influence, located on the Kotor Bay and surrounded by mountains covered with pine trees. The natural beauty is breathtaking with views around the bay. The town is rich in history which can be uncovered in the local museum. The two islands of St George and Our Lady of the Rock are close by and can be visited in one of the small boats leaving from the square.

During the year Perast has many festivals which are celebrated near the main square in the early evening.

15th May Commemorates the famous victory over the Turks in 1654.

Fasinada which is unique to Perast . On the 22nd July 1452 anicon of the Virgin was found on a small crag in the sea and the construction of the island of Our Lady of the Rock began.On this day every year people bring stones in their boats and drop them in the sea around the island.

On the same day a Regatta is held in Perast in memory of Perast's magnificent history of sea-faring and navigation, all sailboats in the Boka participate in a regatta for the Fasinada Cup.

International Festival of Klape ( traditional banda) held on the second week of August.

Perast has one hotel called the Hotel Conte, which is surrounded in the summer months by small bars and restaurants.

Perast is perfectly situated for relaxing or exploring around the ancient towns and cities of this region - Kotor, Budva, Herceg Novi and Rose and offers tranquillity, history, walking,wildlife and total relaxation in one of the most stunning locations in Europe.

Hikers and Walkers, the Bay of Kotor is a wonderful base for day trips exploring the many wonderful walks some on ancient Austrian roads.The best time to visit the area is April to the end of June or September to end of October when it is cooler.

We can put you in touch with a guide if you want to go hiking or walking or perhaps you would prefer details of walks you can do on your own.

Local Amenities:

  • 1 Village Store
  • Post Office
  • Restaurants / Bars
  • Hotel
  • Maritime Museum
  • Local bus service (operating between Risan and Kotor 6am – 12pm)